Recently, we heard from a commercial property owner in San Diego. They own an office building in Carlsbad and were giving the property a facelift with new paint, landscaping, and signage. We were asked to replace their two exterior directory signs with durable ones. The originals were made from wood and had become very weathered over time, and were falling apart. We presented some options, and worked with the client for materials and colors.  The finished product are two eye-catching and durable exterior directory signs.

Exterior Directory Sign

Exterior Directory Sign

From the accompanying image, you can see what we came up with. Out went wood, in came tough, painted aluminum. We painted the signs a dark chocolate brown as per the client’s instructions, and used crisp white lettering for clarity. The ivory arched top with the address crowns a classy and attractive design, complimenting the architectural elements of the building. As you can see, we’re able to make text even to the smallest sizes and still keep it looking consistent and professionally finished.

The client was so pleased with the results that we’ve received plenty of repeat business since. They were particularly impressed by how we handled the challenge of fitting the names of multiple tenants onto a single panel. The client has made a great job of renovating their office complex and it now looks very stylish and comfortable.

Each sign has eight removable single-sided panels. This ensures that should new tenants replace old ones, changing the lettering is straightforward. The 8’ posts are 2” x 3” aluminum and bedded underground in concrete footings. The sign frame itself is 49” high, 36” wide and 3” thick. For the lettering we used white cut vinyl with a consistent sans-serif font.  When new tenants move in, it is simple to apply new white cut vinyl their aluminum slat.

Custom Directory Sign Carlsbad

Custom Directory Sign Carlsbad

The office complex is situated in a classy business park, so our signs had to be designed to high quality and make a positive statement. A well-presented exterior directory sign reflects well on the businesses inside. The inference is of a high professional standard throughout. Also, exterior directory signs serve a practical purpose, guiding visitors to the right office in a clear manner. Painted aluminum signs are extremely weather-resistant and easy to maintain.

Need a new exterior directory sign for your parking lot? Why not give us a call on 760.536.5454 for a free quote? We’re always happy to discuss materials, ideas, and costs in a transparent, straight-talking manner. If you prefer, you can fill in our online form with your details and we’ll gladly email you a quote.

Written by: North Coast Signs – San Diego, CA