are strong, light-weight and among the most durable of all sign materials. Even with the steady price increases world wide in the raw cost of aluminum, this sign material is still quite cost effective and remains in high demand for its unbeatable qualities.
When you are looking for a perfectly smooth finish, custom metal signs project a first class image. Plus, a custom metal signs can never rot or deteriorate like a standard wooden sign.
The choices for your customare broader (and more confusing) than ever. Once you know the strengths and weaknesses of each type of metal sign material available, you’ll be able to properly select the one best suited to your individual needs.
What are the most common uses for custom metal signs?
Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!
Our onlineinstantly calculates the exact prices on custom metal signs, shows you quantity discounts, and even lets you compare this product to other metal sign alternatives!
And don't forget…at BestBuySigns, shipping for metal signage and all other indoor and outdoor signs is free, and orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!
We offer more colors for metal signs than anyone out there on the web!
You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new signage. You can even choose a reflective color!
Specialty metal finishes including brushed gold, mirror gold, brushed silver or mirror silver are available in a standard .040"thickness. If you'd like a thicker sign in these finishes, they are available in our sign material, which is made up of two aluminum sheets on either side of a solid plastic core.
Big or Small, We Do It All!
While most sign companies are setting limits to what size your metal sign can be, we are printing metal signs in every size imaginable!
Metal signage from BestBuySigns comes in sizes up to 6' x 12' in a single, seamless sheet. This is the very largest, rigid, seamless sign panel available in the market today. If you need a sign that is larger than that, no worries! Just let us know, and we'll make sure to get you any size metal sign you need.
We custom cut more shapes for metal signs than any other sign company!
Unlike most sign companies who only make standard shaped metal signs, BestBuySigns will cut your metal signage to ANY custom shape you desire! We cut uniquely shaped signs daily!
Pictured below are a few custom sign shapes to get your creative juices flowing. If you need an metal sign in an even more unique shape, just let us know. We'll make sure you get exactly the custom sign that you need!
Displaying metal signage is easy! We offerthat will help you mount your new sign to wood, metal, stucco, brick masonry or concrete! Or if you'd like to hang your metal sign, just let us know. We can drill holes to the top of your sign to simplify the hanging process!
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Since real estate agents and contractors buy so many custom metal signs, one of the most common sizes is 18” height x 24” width. We also stock real estate sign frames which accommodate a 24” height x 18” width aluminum metal sign panel as well.
Keep in mind though that metal sheeting can be easily cut to any “odd” size to meet your individual needs. Odd size pricing just uses the next standard size up.
Other popular sizes include:
• 2’ height x 3’ width
• 3’ height x 2’ width, and
• 2’ height x 4’ width.
The sizes above can also fit into a sturdy angle iron step stake for a convenient and portable display. If you are in an area which has seasonally high winds, you should strongly consider upgrading the thickness of your custom metal signage for these larger size signs.
The thicker the metal, the less likely the sign panel will buckle or be ripped from the bolts which attach the sign panel to the sign frame. Increasing the thickness of your custom metal signs from a standard .040” to a medium duty .063” or extra heavy duty .080” gauge aluminum metal will enhance the durability of your custom metal signs. Generally, the larger the size metal sign you want, the thicker the metal material needs to be.
For exterior custom metal signs, you can use .040" for sizes up to 18" x 24". Some people use this thinner .040" thickness all the way up in size to 2' x 3', but we don't recommend it. For sizes over 18" x 24", we recommend at least .063" thickness custom metal signs. And for larger hanging signs like 2' x 4', 3' x 3' or 3' x 4', .080" gauge metal works best for these heavy duty applications.
When in doubt, it’s better to go too thick than too thin because the heaviest .080" gauge metal we stock is still less than 1/8" thick.
When buying custom metal signs to mount to a building, you can use .040" gauge aluminum for signs up to 2' x 4' in size. Technically, you can use .040" gauge aluminum for sizes all the way up to 4' x 10' provided you mount the metal flat against the a wall with enough screws. The larger the sign panel size though, the greater the tendency to bend. As a result, a large thin gauge metal sign can have a wavy or rippled appearance when installed, especially on a corrugated metal building.
Therefore, when you want a bigger building sign, we recommend increasingly thicker gauges of aluminum with the optimum heavy duty thickness being .080" gauge aluminum. The next thickness down is .063" medium duty thickness. On smaller size signs (up to 2' x 4') even a modest increase to .063" gauge aluminum substantially increases the stiffness, appearance and rigidity of the metal sign panel.
While you can install larger aluminum metal signs (for example, 6', 8' or 10' long aluminum signs) on or between posts, you have better options to choose from:
On a scale of 1 to 10, with “10” having the highest relative strength, here’s how each custom metal signs background material compares to one another:
The metal material itself will usually outlast the artwork on your sign. Our uncoated Economy Grade Signs are rated for at least 3 years outdoors while our Premium Grade Signs coated with an optically clear, UV Protective Lamination are rated for a minimum of 5-8 Years outdoors. Metal signs can last for decades indoors.
Are you concerned that your custom metal sign may not turn out the way you want?
After all, we are probably hundreds of miles away from you so how can you be certain your order will turn out right? Fortunately, it only takes seconds to transmit full-color custom metal sign designs from our computer to yours because e-mails travel so fast these days.
Upon order approval, here’s how the process works:
Yes! Every metal sign order comes with a 100% Buyer Protection Guarantee
Sometimes, we make mistakes. We are only human after all. But it's how a business handles mistakes that counts, wouldn't you agree? So if we do happen to overlook something on your order, we will bend over backwards to make you happy. We stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
We will promptly replace any product that is defective in workmanship or that is different from what you approved. And for your trouble, you'll even get a very pleasant surprise gift.