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Signs Erectors and Hangers
Signs are everywhere, from roadways to airports to malls. Go, turn, STOP, signs are necessary to control order and keep the flow of traffic moving. Ever wonder how those signs got there? Sign erectors and hangers are the professionals who install these signs, either as part of a city’s department of public works, or as part of a private sign hanging company.
Sign erectors and hangers may make the signs as well, but many times, these professionals order and purchase steel, wood, plastic, and metal printed signs from manufacturers to suit client needs. Signs can be simple, thin plastic designs, such as for Do Not Disturb Signs while others are built to be sturdy, like for ad promotions. Some are industrial strength, meant for highway travel, while others are padded and decorative for residential spaces. Some are applied to doors with cheap, simple wire, while others are applied with clip sets.
Licensed erectors may specialize in one area, such as installation of billboards, or gas station canopies. Some work on building interiors, while others work primarily on exteriors. Signs can be hung just about anywhere, from pylons and monuments to doors and awnings. Erectors and hangers should be licensed and fully insured. They use a variety of state-of-the art installation equipment in their daily jobs.
Some sign erectors and hangers provide other services like outdoor lighting, flagpoles, and football field maintenance. These companies can be made up of contractors, engineers, and other professionals trained in these areas. The need for traffic signs in particular has been growing steadily since the advent of the automobile in the early 1900s. Today, there are many regulations in place regarding placement, colors, and shapes, whether made of wood or plastic.
Sign erectors or hangers will have the necessary tools and equipment needed. Gear, such as the flanges, nuts, bolts, and screws needed in order to safely hang a banner for product advertising, including toys, on a beam or other area which can be difficult for those that don't know the different techniques. A model may be used in the beginning to get a better idea on where the banner will be and the style it will be shown in. Wood and metals, whether electronic or not, can be an excellent way to show people in a city or those passing by car or train about a service you provide. Hanging or erecting construction companies will come up with the safest stand available. Hangers will think of how to use pulleys in order to correctly set up the banner. Motor advertising has been another way people have decided to advertise about their company. However, sign erectors can still come up with simple solutions to display a banner using high grade wood and metals throughout a city or town to get the message across. To find hangers in your area, search the internet or look in a local phone book. Call different companies and ask about their prices and how soon they would be able to start work. Compare prices and the timeline you've been given to see who matches your situation the best. If you don't like the way you're treated when discussing the possibilities you have, consider hiring somebody else.