Real estate signs are a big part of the sign industry. Even in these days of difficult economic times real estate signs are necessary for advertising. And making decisions about your signs are not always simple. Sometimes it is hard to decide which material to use or what kind of sign will create the best impression. We are here to help try and clear up some of the questions.
Two of the most popular real estate sign materials are Coroplast and Aluminum. Coroplast is a corrugated plastic and Aluminum is, of course, the lightweight metal. There are also several other less prominant choices. They include Masonite, polyethylene plastic, PVC plastic and Scooter board (a synthetic waterproof board).
The other materials we've listed have no greater product or economical advantage over the more common materials of aluminum and Coroplast. But decision is still not necessarily a simple one. Some sign businesses have been pricing the aluminum and Coroplast signs in a way that gives an invalid impression of the value.
There are sign shops who are selling the Coroplast for sale signs for a very low price, and as a consequence the aluminum signs seem to be extremely expensive. This is an unfair impression for the consumer. Actually, the price difference of a Coroplast sign and an aluminum sign is negligible. By making such a price difference they are devaluing the Coroplast sign and giving the perception that the aluminum metal signs are out of reach of a small business.
How can they they be similar in price if one is metal and the other plastic.? The truth is that is the only variable in the price. The amount of materials used, and the process to produce the coroplast or aluminum real estate sign are both exactly the same! There is also a relatively small price difference in the materials. Even with the current state of the economy aluminum has not raised significantly in price. Now that you know this you can start choosing which is the real value for your new real estate sign.
When you are purchasing a real estate sign there are a couple of factors that determine the value:
Looking at the two materials individually will help make the qualities of both clear.
Coroplast Real Estate Sign - Corrugated plastic - like a plastic cardboard. Waterproof. Not wind resistant. Up close the corrugation can be seen on the sign faces. The corrugation also shows on the edges of the sign. The corrugated plastic is rated for 2 years outdoors. It has a lower price than aluminum.
Aluminum Real Estate Sign - Lightweight metal with baked on enamel coating. Waterproof. Rust resistant. Wind resistance dependant on thickness chosen of aluminum. A super smooth finish as a base for professional looking. Rated for ten years outdoors.
As you can see from a side by side comparison, the true value is with the. For professionalism, life of the sign and the relatively inexpensivecost, aluminum metal is our top recommended real estate sign
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