Pylon signs can be a fantastic external signage option for your business. They’re great to attract the attention of drivers if your business is near a road, especially if your location is set far back and out of sight, and helps to make you easier to find for both passersby and potential customers who are seeking your business out deliberately.
Pylon signs are also great because they cover a wide range of different types, giving you lots of options to choose from to help make your sign unique! If you’re considering a pylon sign for your business, you’ll have to navigate these options to decide exactly the effect you want your sign to have, and at Bartush Signs, we want those choices to be as easy for you as possible! This quick guide to pylon signs will help you to figure out what you want, so keep reading below.
Double or Single Sided
Depending on where your sign will be and how it will be oriented, it might make sense to have the text and designs only on one side of the sign, or on both sides. In general, if there’s a possibility that your sign can be seen a lot from multiple angles, it’s best to opt for a double sided pylon sign!
The most classic design for a pylon sign is a single, central pole that supports the structure. It’s simple and economical, and if you want a particularly tall sign that increases visibility at a distance, going for a single pole sign can be a great option.
Twin pole or double pole mounts are just what they sound like– rather than having the sign sit on top of one pole, it sits on top of two parallel poles. This style is more stable and sturdier than a single pole mount, making it good for heavy signage or areas that get a lot of strong winds and heavy snow and ice. You might also choose twin poles over single poles simply because you prefer the way they look!
Covered pole signs have a decorative cover built around the pole that does the structural support of the sign, protecting it and giving it a unique look. A block style is a common one. These covers can be any shape or design and can help your sign to really stand out from other pylons!
Lighting your pylon sign to allow it to be seen at night is always a good idea. Of your options for illuminating your sign, external lighting is the simplest. You can mount spotlights on the sign itself, on a nearby building or other structure, or position them on the ground to light up the sign and allow it to be read after dark.
Lightbox styles are another option for illumination. These signs use a translucent panel with the text and design you want that can be read normally in daylight, and are then lit from behind after dark. These signs can be used for one business or for multiple businesses, like at a shopping center, and their versatility makes them a great option.
LED Message Boards
The most sophisticated style of illuminated pylon sign is the LED message board, which uses lots of tiny LED lights (light emitting diodes) to create different messages, portions of text, and images. These signs are incredibly versatile since they can be changed to feature seasonal images, advertise promotions and sales, communicate special events, and much more. Their ability to change and move also is more eye-catching than any other type of sign, making them extremely effective in getting people to see your sign and hear about your business!
With the right combination of these different options, you’ll be able to create a pylon sign that is a perfect fit for your business! If you’re planning an upcoming pylon sign project, let Bartush Signs help you. Contact us today to get started!