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One day when I was manning the front counter, a customer mentioned something that I had never noticed before. "Your store is pretty hard to see from the freeway." she said. I didn't know what to make of it, so I decided to do a little research myself. I got in my car after work that day, and tried to drive to my store like a new customer would. I realized that our outdoor sign work was really difficult to see, and even harder to read. I decided to make a few changes, and I believe it saved my business. This blog is all about how your sign could affect your company.

Best Types Of Materials For Outdoor Business Signs

If you need a new outdoor sign for your business, you need to think carefully about what type of material you want to use for your sign. Here are a few of your top choices of material for an outdoor business sign.


Aluminum is a great outdoor sign material because it does not rust. Most parking signs and traffic signs are made out of aluminum. Aluminum signs are coated with a really glossy enamel that is baked on to ensure that the image stays bright and easy to read for a long time.

Aluminum Plastic Combination

Aluminum plastic signs are made from a combination of aluminum and plastic. A very thin sheet of aluminum is attached to a thicker sheet of CPA plastic. This set-up allows for the benefits of an aluminum sign at a discounted cost since the core of the sign is made from plastic. The exterior aluminum coating will not rust and should have the same sturdy look as an aluminum sign.

Magnetic Sheeting

This type of sign is made out of a thin sheet of magnetic sheeting that has an exterior vinyl skin. This type of signage can actually be attached to other materials. You can attach this type of sign to your car or truck. This type of material is best for a sign that you want to move around.


If you need a sign that will last for a long time, PVC is a good material. It is lightweight but also incredibly resistant to damage caused by water and natural elements. It can withstand being outside for an extended period of time and will still look great. You can print a wide variety of colors and images on a PVC sign and they will look clear and be visible and easy to read.

Plywood With An Overlay

Finally, if you want a more natural look, you can go with a plywood sign that has a medium density overlay on top of it. The overlay allows paint and colors to be adhered to the wooden sign. However, you will still be able to see the texture and visual appearance of the wood. The overlay will help the sign withstand outside elements.

The type of material you choose for your outdoor business sign really depends on the look that you are going for. Use the information above to help guide you to choose a material that will work for the look you are trying to achieve. For more information, visit Sun Signs & Service.