What if you were ready to advertise your business but missing some key information?
To this day, nothing is quite so effective to advertise a local business as a good sign. And if you're reading this, you probably have a great sign designed. But do you know who will handle the installation?
The right sign installation service makes all the difference in the world when it comes to bringing signs to life. Unfortunately, most businesses don't know how to choose the right installation service. Keep reading to discover exactly how you can make the right choice!
Go With a Local Sign Installation Service
These days, there are many businesses that offer services around the nation and even around the world. This can be very convenient when you need certain products and services. But it doesn't really work when you need a good sign installation service.
For such a service, it's important that you hire local. A local installation service can save you a lot of time (because they are nearby) and money (because you don't need to pay for shipping). On top of that, a local company will understand the area so much better than a company that operates far outside of your city.
Check Their Experience
Let's say that you have things narrowed down to a few different candidates. How do you choose which one is best? We recommend you compare each one for their sign installation experience.
There are different ways to measure experience. The first is the "brand name" factor. If you and others in town are familiar with their name, chances are the business has a lot of experience in this area.
You can also check how many years they have been in business. If a company has been operating a long time and they are still in business, chances are they offer quality work.
Finally, you can get a better idea of the quality they offer by seeing what people are saying online.
See What People Are Saying
When you're trying to hire a good sign installation service, you don't have to overthink it. In fact, just ask yourself: what would you normally do before you make a big purchase? Check the online customer reviews, of course!
Once you are interested in a business, we recommend you see what people are saying about them. Sometimes, the company will feature customer testimonials on the website. Other times, though, you may need to see what kinds of reviews people have left via Google and NextDoor.
Finally, you should search for the company's name and see what people are saying about the company via social media. This is a quick way to verify that most customers have had a positive experience!
Inspect Their Handiwork
Earlier, we recommended that you hire a local company for your sign installation needs. There are several benefits to doing so, but we saved the best for last. With local companies, it's very easy for you to inspect their previous handiwork.
Some sign companies simply install the signs and others design them as well (more on this later). Whether you need design services, installation services, or both, you probably have one big question on your mind: what is the quality of this company's work?
Any company can show you pictures or even videos of what they have done before, but we always recommend you drive around and see some of their handiwork for yourself. If you're impressed with what they did for others, chances are you'll be impressed with what they eventually do for you.
What All Can They Do?
And that brings us to the next obvious question. Before you can hire someone to handle signs for businesses, you need to know what all they are capable of doing for your business.
As we noted before, some companies may only handle the sign design process. Others may only handle sign installation. And still others may handle both.
Many businesses need a company that can both produce and install a sign because they don't have the equipment to handle it themselves. Additionally, the sign is going to need lots of maintenance after installation. Be sure to ask any prospective sign installation services if they will be able to help you maintain the signs as needed.
All About Customer Service
One of the reasons businesses get nervous about hiring the right sign installers is that they don't want to be "stuck" with someone who is unprofessional. The last thing you want to do is sign a contract and only then discover that you can't rely on this third party.
However, you can usually get a good idea of how professional a company is long before you sign a contract. All you have to do is pay attention to the customer service experience.
When you reached out to the company, did they get back to you quickly? Does the staff seem friendly and genuinely concerned when you reach out to them? If the answer to these questions is "yes," then you should go with your gut and hire them.
Ask About Permitting
Business owners quickly learn that the worst part of the job is dealing with paperwork. And when it comes to installing signs, the main paperwork you need to worry about is the permit process for your local area.
Most areas have restrictions on where you can place signs, what the signs can say, how they can be lit, and so on. If you were to design and install a sign that violates these restrictions, you'd have to take the whole thing down and start over.
Permits help you make sure your sign complies with local regulations and restrictions. And to help you deal with the paperwork, you should ask a prospective installation service if they can either help with the permit process or maybe even handle it entirely.
Your Next Move
Now you know what to look for in a good sign installation service. But what if you could reach out to the best service with just the click of a button?
Here at the Los Angeles Sign Service, we handle sign design, manufacturing, installation, permitting, and so much more. To see what we can do for your business, simply contact us today!