Older buildings often come with a unique set of challenges.
And much of the time, they require a significant work-around to make sure a sign can go up without issue.
The Dangers of Old Bricks
We recently went to a site where we were unable to put up a sign because the building’s bricks were old and cracking.
Given the high risk of further damage to the bricks and the potential for someone to get hurt, we had to tell the client that it would be unsafe to put up a sign.
Luckily, for that particular job, we were able to find a more suitable location for the sign.
But this kind of luck won’t always hold.
There are some buildings where fixings simply cannot go. In these instances, we’ll need to assess the options to ascertain how to move forward with a signage project without damaging the property.
How We Make Sure It’s Safe to Put Up a Sign
Any aspect of a building that might pose a risk to a new sign must be identified in the site audit.
Once you’ve completed a thorough audit, the facts can be laid out to the client. They will undoubtedly have certain expectations about what they want from the signage, but these might have implications for the building, and so it’s up to you to work through that with them.
The goal of our site audits is to make sure we have all the information we need to not only put up a great sign that will wow our client but do so without posing any risk of damage to the building.
If you would like a new sign and are unsure how it may affect your building, get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to do a site audit to find a way to make your new sign a reality.