Outdoor political signs offer a campaign great value, but it’s important to protect your investment. That’s why you will want to carefully consider the type of material used to create your outdoor custom signs.
Some signs appear to offer a great bang for your buck; however, if they fall apart after the first rainfall they definitely weren’t worth the time or money. Below is a rundown of political sign options that are cost-effective and weatherproof.
Corrugated Plastic Yard Signs
Corrugated plastic is an excellent option for outdoor political signs because it offers a balance of affordability and durability. This is one of the most common materials used for yard signs. Many people are surprised to find that corrugated plastic yard signs can last up to two years in certain conditions.
PVC Foam Panels
When you need to create a large outdoor display, PVC Signs are an excellent choice. The foam is weatherproof and non-yellowing so it will look great rain or shine. When the panels are mounted in a frame they have the durability of plywood signage without the added cost.
Vinyl Banners are another great option since they are waterproof. Rain will roll right off without effecting the banner’s integrity. Just make sure your vinyl banners are hemmed all the way around the edges to prevent fraying and damage. An added bonus to this type of outdoor signage is that it can be printed on both sides.
Wind and outdoor signs typically don’t mix well. Mesh banners offer an easy solution for candidates that are running for office in windy cities. The mesh material is perforated to allow wind to pass through and counteract the sail effect while still allowing the messaging to be visible.
Since campaigns are rather short-lived, aluminum signs aren’t usually the first option candidates pick. But they are by far the most weather-resistant and durable type of signage available. Aluminum signs are rustproof, will not bend in the wind, and can last up to 10 years in certain conditions. Aluminum composite panels are another option that are more affordable and almost as durable.
A Word About Inks
A sign without legible messaging is just a blank slate that isn’t doing your campaign any good. When ordering political signs online at eSigns.com, that’s not something you will have to worry about. Long ago we made the decision to only use eco-friendly, UV-resistant inks on all of our signs. They print wonderfully and will not fade even after months of being on the political trail.
It is always important to factor in the seasons and local environment before choosing a material for political signs. If you have questions or are having trouble deciding which material would work best for your custom signs, give our experts a call at 800-494-5850.