Over time, signs face wear and tear. When this happens, they need to be repaired or else you’re left with a bad looking sign, which can actually turn out to be worse than no sign at all. Knowing the best and most common issues that require sign repair is important to keep your sign looking great and drawing in more customers!
Signs Not As Bright?
If your have a backlit sign, you want to keep it shining bright! If the whole sign is dark, no one will be able to read it at night. If only part of it is lit, that can be even worse! Keeping the sign fully lit requires you to check in on it every now and then. Sometimes the repair can be as simple as a lightbulb that needs to be changed, or perhaps some wiring needs to be replaced. When the cause is not obvious, it’s best to call an electrician, or better yet, a sign repair professional to evaluate what exactly needs to be fixed. This can save a lot of time and be safer for you and your sign.
Faded or Chipped Paint?
If your sign is set up outdoors, it’ll likely take a beating from the elements. Paint can chip, giving your signs a run-down look. A faded coloration to your imagery can make it seem like you don’t care about your sign. In both cases, this is generally not a good face to put forward to your customers. In order to maintain the vibrant look customers want to see, make sure you have a professional come out and either touch up those rough patches.
Neon Beginning To Flicker
When your high-impact neon lettering is starting to fade, and the solid colors are beginning to flicker, it’s time to get your neon signs worked on. Replacing a neon sign isn’t the same as replacing a lightbulb though. Neon generates its iconic glow by subjecting neon gas to an electric current, and if the gas is escaping the glass tube of the light, then the light is not going to work. The skills of glass tube repair and neon replacement are beyond most people, and amateur attempts can quickly go awry, further breaking or completely ruining the entire sign. If you can find trained professionals who specialize in neon sign repair and design, they should be your first call.
Cracked Wooden Signs?
Through every season, wood is subjected to expansion and contraction because of the moisture it absorbs. They freeze and can split, or expand over the summer and warp. While continuous repair and touch ups can be effective for these issues, sometimes it’s better to choose a different material. Wooden signs, while beautiful, are not as durable as other materials that can achieve the same visual effect. Switching from carved wood to carved high density urethane (HDU) is a move more businesses are making because of the lower upkeep costs the new material. We talked about the benefits of switching here.
Digital Displays Not Cooperating?
If you have a sophisticated digital display that is meant to give your customers a lot of different information, it’s doing the work of several signs at once. When it doesn’t work properly, then you’re looking at the same problems of one broken or malfunctioning sign and multiplying them! A sign tech expert can come out and inspect your connections and check the software controlling your sign.
There are a wide variety of issues that can plague a business with an otherwise fantastic display. Preemptive care is always important, and regularly scheduling sign maintenance and repair can stop small problems before they affect the overall appearance of your sign. As soon as you notice something’s not quite right, send a call to your local sign repair professionals. That way, your sign gets fixed fast and you don’t have to worry about the problem getting worse.