Whether you live in a city, in the suburbs, or in the country, you can add an elegant look and curbside appeal to your residence with well-designed residential signs. Residential signage is a way to identify your home and property and greet people who drive or walk by.
Current residential signs come in a wide variety of styles and designs from formal and dignified to rural and natural, and even whimsical. Typically, residential signs have minimal information so their designs are often subtle and understated.
As a homeowner, you want your residential signs to be durable, attractive, and eye-catching. One way to do this is to have metal signs designed and created specifically for your home.
Metal is durable, professional looking, easy to install, and easy to maintain. That is why metal is perfect for making signs. Learn some ways to enhance your home and property with inventive and attractive metal signs.
Display a Name-and-Address Sign
To identify your residence, display your street address on a metal sign. You can also display your surname on a sign if desired.
Depending on the age and history of your home, it may have acquired a name that refers to a previous owner or events that happened there. If you know this name, you may want to display it on a residential sign in addition to your address.
For good exposure for your name and address sign, hang it on a signpost or mailbox near the edge of your property so that it is easily seen from the street. You can also hang this sign on a perimeter fence, gateway, or entrance archway.
Install a Laser-Cut Metal Sign
When choosing a sign for your residence, get one that complements the style and design of your home. One way to do this is to install a custom laser-cut metal sign.
These signs can be simple or complex, and they can duplicate the look and shape of your home. The process of creating a laser-cut metal sign employs a CNC (computer numerical control) laser to cut metal in a precise design with a maximum amount of detail.
Install a Positive or Negative Sign
When using a CNC laser, a sign technician can produce two types of metal signs. The first is a positive sign where precise letters and shapes are cut out of a sheet of metal. These free-floating letters and shapes are then applied directly to a wall or surface.
The second is a negative sign where precise letters and shapes are cut out of a sheet of metal. The resultant sign consists of the background space that surrounded the letters and shapes that were removed.
Install a Powder-Coated Metal Sign
Another design process that is used to make attractive residential signs is powder-coating metals. A sign technician applies dry powder to the metal surface of a sign and then cures the powder with heat in an oven to form a hard plastic coating.
One advantage of using powder coating on a metal sign is that the process produces a thick layer that is stronger than conventional metal paint. This coating protects the metal of the sign so that it can withstand weather conditions and changes without damage or alteration.
Display a Personal-Message Sign
As a homeowner, you can have a metal sign company use laser cutting, powder coating, and innovative designs to create additional signs for your residence. These signs can welcome visitors, recognize the change of seasons, celebrate holidays, and commemorate family events.
To have any of the above signs created and installed, contact Prairie Road Iron Works. We will work with you to design and create inventive and attractive metal signs for your residence that will last for many years without rusting, chipping, peeling, or maintenance.