Whether you run a bar, salon, boutique or any other type of business that gets pedestrian traffic, having an A-frame sign or sandwich board to advertise your menu or special promotions is a great way to attract customers. But it’s only going to work if the sign stays in front of your business and doesn’t get picked up by the wind and end up in front of another business a block away.
Unfortunately, the weather here in Southwestern Ontario often isn’t kind to signage. When an A-frame sign topples over or is carried away in the wind, not only do potential customers miss out on seeing what you are promoting, but the sign itself can get damaged.
Fortunately, at About Signs, we offer a simple solution to this common problem. We have signs that have bases which can be filled with water or sand. This adds extra weight, making it virtually impossible for them blow over in the wind. All you have to do is remove the cap found in the base and pour in the water. Sand may also be used if you don’t intend to move your sign around much, but keep in mind that sand will be much more difficult to remove than water.
Water-based signs are an ideal solution for any area that gets moderate winds. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so there is sure to be one that suits your needs. Some of these signs are built with metal springs or weatherproof gaskets to help keep the integrity of the sign in all types of weather.
Almost all signs are made to be double-sided so that pedestrians approaching from either side will be able to see your latest promotion.
Since these signs can be quite heavy once the base is filled with water, many of them have wheels. Thus, if you bring your sign indoors when you close, it is a simple matter to wheel them in and out.
What if I Want to Change My Promotion?
Changing your promotions or specials with water-based A-frame signs or sandwich boards is simple. These frames allow for inserts, that – like the frames – have protection from the weather. You may choose from signs that make use of changeable lettering or ones that use poster inserts depending on what will work best for your business.
If you love the idea of having an A-frame sign outside of your business but hate having to fight with the weather all the time, give About Signs a call today and ask us about our water-based signs. A member of our team would be happy to help you find a solution. And you’ll love having a sign that won’t be gone with the wind.