You might be prepared for a hurricane, but is your business? After Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle, it left many businesses without signage. Your signage is the welcoming point for your business, one that even serves to bring in customers that are seeing you for the first time. In an instant, they judge you on it. How do you want them to remember you?
Hopefully, we’ll all be spared from another thrashing, but it’s always good to be prepared. Here are 5 tips for business signs that can handle a hurricane.
- Choose a design that is functional
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to stand out from your competition. However, in Florida’s panhandle where hurricanes have started coming through in more recent years, you’d be wise to think of the design you have in mind. Would pieces of it fly off and become a danger in a major storm? Would the material you’ve requested be able to stay put?
- Make them stick
Even parking lot signs can pose a major danger during a big storm. If they’re not properly grounded, a hurricane can rip them up from the ground. Make sure you have everything properly installed.
- Go for quality hardware
If you’re paying for a great sign design, you don’t want to lose it. You might think you’re saving money by buying cheaper screws and bolts, but the sturdier you go, the better chance you have of keeping your signs even during the strongest storms.
- Avoid designs that can shatter
Perhaps you do have your signs bolted in so well that they’re not going anywhere. However, your sign can fall victim to flying debris from all around. Those light-up letters look great until debris hits it and destroys the lighting behind the frame.
- Hire a sign company that knows how to plan for hurricanes
If you’re in the middle of cleaning up and getting back to business after Hurricane Michael, once you’re settled in, contact an experienced signage company. Emerald Coast Signs can do it all, from surveying and permits to complex installations. They can also help with maintenance and repair.
Were your signs damaged in the storm? Even if we didn’t create and install it, our trained and licensed technicians have all the equipment and tools to fix things up so you can have signage back on your business. We can also help find solutions to better protect your signs so that should another big storm make its way to our area again, you’ll experience less damage.
Storms are stressful enough, so let Emerald Coast Signs help you get back in business with all the right signs.