If you are deciding on what type of sign to customize and install for your business, an excellent choice is the metal signs that many Toronto companies love. Metal signs are all about standout first impressions and creating a presence for your business. They are long-lasting, look amazing, and can be customized with your logo. You can even add lights to make them more noticeable at night. Here, we look at why you should choose a metal sign for your business.
Ontario weather can be tough on exterior signage. However, when you choose a metal sign, it can withstand everything that mother nature can throw at it. From below-freezing temperatures in the winter and unbearable heat and humidity in the summer, and from ice and sleet to rain and hail, your metal sign is Canada-tough and will be resistant to exposure to nature’s worst. They are also heavier, so they can withstand strong winds.
Although you might worry that a metal sign might rust, there’s no need. When you go with aluminum or stainless steel, they are quite rust resistant and will maintain their appeal for years to come. This is because stainless steel is treated to protect against rust and corrosion, while aluminum has its own built-in protection as it uses oxygen to create a natural oxide that prevents oxidation.
Professional and Polished
Metal signs set a professional and polished tone for your business. This makes metal an excellent choice for law offices, ad agencies, marketing companies, medical professionals, and more. If you want to raise the profile of your practice, then metal is a good way to start.
Different Types of Metal
While we mentioned two popular metals for exterior signs, you also have several different choices, especially for interior signs. You can set yourself apart by going for brass, bronze, or even copper to create a more distinct look and different metal tone. This allows you to create rustic, classic, traditional, or edgy tones depending on what metal you choose.
Works Well with Other Materials
You can integrate metals with other materials to create a distinct look. From stone to plastics and lights to wood, a customized metal sign can be designed to reflect your brand. Your choices become even broader when creating an interior sign, such as using metal. For example, you can use metal as the background and then mount lights, vinyl, other metals, or wood for your logo. You can use contrast for impact, add colour, and get creative with your logo and slogan as well.
Ideal for Modern Digital and Illuminated Signs
Metal creates that edgy, modern, and urban look, especially when paired with digital options or lights. You can customize a flashy, attention-drawing sign, or do something more subtle depending on the type of business you run.
If you go with aluminum signage, you’ll also find that your sign is not only highly durable, but also very affordable. You can achieve a similar look to stainless steel, but work with a more flexible material that is easy to install while being very budget friendly.
If you want something more lightweight, then aluminum is your best option. This makes them easier to install so they can be used in many different locations. Although stainless steel and wood signs are impactful, they can cost more to install due to their weight. As well, you might be limited in where these materials can be installed.
Many Different Types of Metal Signs
You have three basic choices when choosing a metal sign, including:
- Dimensional signs: You can go 3D with metal designs that incorporate different pieces and “layers” of metal, often cut from aluminum. When the layers are stacked, they create a 3D effect and can be designed not only with layers, but also different colours or powder coats or with different finishes.
- Letters: Metal letter signs use custom-cut letters that you mount directly to the wall. They are also a form of 3D signs, as they can be designed using multiple layers to create more interest. The most common letter signs are made of either aluminum or stainless steel, but more intricate designs might include detailing of different types of materials.
- Flat signs: This is a budget-friendly choice that allows you to customize your sign for a basic message such as your company name and logo.
As already mentioned, metal is very versatile, allowing you to customize the look with different finishes. You can create contrast by having one finish on the background and another on the letters for an etched effect. You can use different colours with powder coating. You can get a mirrored effect with a highly polished finish, while brushed metal creates an elegant look. There really is no end to how you can use finishes to create a tailor-made look for your metal sign. For exterior signs, your finish also adds a layer of protection against the elements.
Metal signs are highly durable, depending on the design and finish. For example, if you choose an uncoated sign, you might get three years of life, while if you go with a protective coating, you can increase its life to as much as 10 years. However, many metal sign designs can last for decades outdoors. At New Style Signs, we can advise you on the best finish, depending on where you plan to install your metal sign.
Metal signs are ideal for multiple scenarios, including:
- Real estate
- New business
- POP displays
- Safety signs
- Parking lots
- Exterior walls
- Street signs
Interested in Metal Signs? Contact New Style Signs
As you can see, a metal sign is an excellent choice for your business. At New Style Signs, we have a team of metal sign experts using a fail-safe process to design and craft your sign. We carve your logo out in stainless steel, bronze, or whichever metal you prefer, and can then install it on any kind of background application. Whether you choose professional, metallic lettering, or opt for an eye-catching, two-tone design, we can help you create whatever metal sign you can envision.
For more information about custom metal signs in Toronto, speak to our team today.