It’s not about the metal but the mettle of the message and design that makes the best signs. Signs endure some of the harshest weather conditions continuously for 24 hours a day, from the moment they are put on till the day they are taken down. Be it rain, sun, or wind a sign has got to do its job and stay put without losing any of the content it has on it. Signs can be a good way for people to locate places and businesses during extreme weather conditions if there is no one to ask about or the services are down. Any company that’s good at signage keeps this in mind and uses the right materials in the manufacturing process that can withstand the harshest weather phenomenon.
So, what are the metals that are used to make signs?
The most common choice for a sign is Aluminum because of reasons aplenty. Aluminum makes most of the heavy-duty outdoor signs, keep in mind steel/stainless steel has a higher tensile strength than aluminum and higher structural integrity but what it lacks in strength it makes up for in price. It is the most abundant, hence affordable of all metal found on the planet, and comparing to other metals is very easy to shape or mold. Another reason that makes it the top choice is the frequency of up keeping, which in this case is the least compared to others raising the demand even higher.
The gold-like luster of brass is what attracts many and maybe the reason this fits the requirement for particular signage. This is an alloy that is strong, malleable, and can be produced to give out a certain hue depending on the percentage of the alloy mix. Brass is a mainstream decision for decorative pieces because of the wide assortment of shadings that can be created. Over time it forms a patina that has to be taken care of if it is not desired.
An alloy of various metals is a metal that has anti-corrosion properties, some of the highest tensile and structural strength, sturdy,and is one of the most durable metals on the planet. It is made using various metals some of which are recycled metal making it eco-friendly. The metal has a very reflective mirror-like surface due to the chrome in the alloy mix, which can stand the test of time, making it another popular choice with signage companies that are famous for used scrap metals signages.