This article will tell you:
1.What grade of material means and why it's an important choice to make for your real estate signage
2.How the grade protects your sign and the difference between grade and type of material
3.The three grades of material offered at TheSignChef and which one best fits your needs
It's vital you that choose the right grade of material for your particular sign. The durability and longevity of your sign is determined by the material grade you choose.
What is a material grade, anyway?
First, you chose a type of sign material for your sign aluminum, acrylic, etc. Now you're ready to choose the grade of material.
The grade of material refers to the level of color protection on your real estate sign. All of our sign materials are of outstanding quality and will most often outlast the colors on your sign, despite the grade you choose.
This is because our sign materials are made to last a long time. For example, aluminum will last decades. But the pigments in the vinyl graphics that are laid on your sign material will naturally fade over time, the sun and other elements. This is why we offer the extra protection of high quality grades.
So what are my options?
We offer three grades of material at TheSignChef
Each grade of material is rated for durability. You'll pick your grade based on how long you'd like your sign to last.
Economy Grade signs are uncoated and rated to last up to three years outdoors. You should choose economy grade if your sign is not for permanent use or if you need to change the design on your sign often. With economy grade, you are relying only on the strength of the pigments in the vinyl graphics. If you're happy with replacing or getting rid of your real estate sign after three years, go with economy grade.
Standard Grade signs are coated in scratch resistant, clear DuraShield UV Protective Laminate and rated to last up to five years outdoors. Standard Grade is right for you if you want more protection against the elements and you'd like more durability.
Premium Grade signs are coated in Premium Grade 3M UV Protective Laminate and rated to last six to eight years outdoors. They have maximum protection and withstand extreme temperatures very well. Premium grade is right for you if you're looking for a more permanent real estate sign and the maximum level of durability.
If you're still not sure what grade of material to use...
Consider only how long you want your sign to last. The other stuff doesn't matter all that much.
...Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Our sign specialists are happy to help you determine what grade best fits your needs. We're here to help!