The Basics of Sign Repair and Restoration

There comes a time when even the most well-made signs fall apart, break or just get a little beat up. This can happen for several reasons, including wind damage, sun damage and even just regular aging. When this occurs, you obviously need to repair and restore your sign. This may seem overwhelming, but rest assured, it is well worth the cost to repair your exterior or interior signage. And believe it or not, it doesn’t have to get too expensive. Sometimes just a simple paint job can do the trick.

If you’re interested in learning more about how signs get damaged and what can be done to repair them, read on.

Sign Damage 101

It’s mostly exterior signs that get damaged, so that’s what the focus will be here. What usually happens is that there’s a bad thunderstorm or too much sun. In the rain and wind, exterior signs can get torn up or break apart. In the harsh sunlight, signs can warp or fade.

There is also the issue of insect damage with wooden signs. Termites or other insects can burrow inside the wood, eating away at it and causing the sign to eventually crumble.

How Can Damage Be Prevented?

You may be wondering at this point if there’s anything that can be done to prevent sign damage. Well, a good start is with choosing the right materials. Wood, as mentioned above, looks very attractive to insects and other critters, which means you may want to steer away from that option. Aluminum is a surprisingly sturdy signage material, because it resists rust and insect damage.

Another way you can prevent sign damage is by simply performing regular maintenance and upkeep of your sign. If your sign is starting to look a bit dirty, clean it. If the paint is fading or cracking, get a painter to come in and paint it. These low-cost decisions will only help you in the long run when it comes to having a sign that lasts.

How to Fix a Sign for Good (And Cheap!)

Like it’s stated above, sometimes there are little things you can do to fix a sign. Other times, it’s best to call in the experts, who will likely have the materials and equipment needed to get your sign back to new. At The Sign Factory, we have what it takes to repair and restore your exterior signs. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.