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Pylon signs

Pylon signs were given their name because they are freestanding structures that jut up from the ground. Whereas many outdoor signs are affixed to a building – think logos and business names written on storefronts or decorative awnings – pylon signs are usually positioned at the front of the lot. Though it’s rare for pylon signs to be the only outdoor signage identifying a business, they tend to make terrific complementary assets.

What is the price of a pylon sign?

Pylon signs vary in complexity, material and size. This variance makes it impossible to offer a set fee to design or install this type of custom sign. To get an idea of the cost of a project, we encourage you to request a quote from us.

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What is a pylon sign?

A pylon sign is a ground sign that displays the name and/or logos of one or more businesses. They can be used by a single business to increase the overall visibility of a company’s outdoor signs – e.g. a pylon sign can be placed near a road so motorists become aware of the building before they’re right next to it – or be used in front of multipurpose buildings – e.g. strip malls – to function as a directory.

Types of pylon signs

Pylon signs come in various shapes and sizes, and can be designed to accommodate a sprawling variety of tastes. They can be small and understated, used to complement a storefront, or large and bold, used to attract the eye from a distance.

Below, you’ll see examples of some of the most common types of pylon signs that About Signs provides.

Directory pylon signs

This type of pylon sign is most often used for commercial properties that host multiple businesses. For example, if you pass a strip mall, you’ll likely see a ground sign positioned near the road that lists each of the establishments comprising the mall. Having a pylon sign to serve this function saves drivers from having to read every storefront individually, a task that can be tricky from behind the wheel.

Check out examples of directory pylon signs below.

Single business pylon signs

Though pylon signs are a great way to compile and display a group of business names located on a single property, they can also be used by individual businesses. In such cases, a pylon sign may include the name and/or logo of the business. Just as with directory signs, these pylon signs will be positioned near a road so that motorists see it before they’re right in front of the building, at which point it may be too late to turn. In addition to the company name and logo, pylon signs may also include pertinent information, like the price of gas at a gas station.

You can see some examples of this type of pylon sign here.

Illuminated pylon signs

Whether informing passers by about each of the businesses on a property, or lending roadside presence to a single establishment, pylon signs can be illuminated to stay visible after dark. Illuminated pylon signs work in the same was as illuminated channel letters and sign boxes, which are usually affixed to the building itself.

Here’s an example of an illuminated pylon sign.

Illuminated pylon sign

The benefits of a pylon sign

In some cases, you’d want to set up a pylon sign because it looks good. In other cases, the use of a pylon sign is almost a necessity.

Businesses or complexes that receive a significant portion of their customers from the road, as opposed to the sidewalk, can really benefit from a pylon sign. This is especially true for businesses located on highways, where oncomers require fair warning to be able to turn into the parking lot.

Even if you receive the majority of your business from pedestrians a pylon sign can still be beneficial. Because though a storefront is usually visible to people right out front or across the road, they may not be able to see your outdoor signs from way down the street. A pylon sign that is perpendicular to the storefront sign affixed to the building quite literally gives your signage a whole new dimension.

Who uses pylon signs?

Directory pylon signs are popular among commercial property owners who rent attached or adjacent stores or offices to multiple tenants.

Businesses that need to present up-to-date information may also benefit from pylon signs. For example, a movie theatre may use a pylon sign to display showtimes.

Pylon signs are also useful to any business positioned beside a busy road or highway because they alert drivers to the presence of the business before they’re already halfway by it. Gas stations and car dealerships are good examples of this type of business.

Where About Signs provides pylon signs

About Signs provides pylon signs to commercial landlords and individual businesses in and around the GTA. If you’re located in any of the following cities, we’d be happy to work with you:

Toronto, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Markham, Scarborough, Caledon, Erin, Ajax, Oshawa, Hamilton, Grimsby, Vaughan, Cambridge, Brantford, Guelph, Newmarket, Stouffville, Aurora, Orangeville, Kitchener and Niagara Falls.

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