Pylon signs are taller free-standing ground signs that incorporate business brands and logos. These illuminated signs can incorporate multiple tenants and brands. Some of the most creative and iconic pylon signs can be seen on major roadways for great distances. Pylon signs typically have the support structure enclosed within the sign. Pole signs are a variation where the support structure (pole) is visible. Pylon signs can also incorporate LED electronic message centers for even more advertising effectiveness.
Often referred to as road signs, highway signs, or pole signs, pylon signs are taller free-standing ground signs that incorporate business brands and logos. They are a great way to capture the attention of your audience. These towering structures rise above the visual noise of street level signs, and their sheer height makes them ideal for drawing attention from passers-by on major roadways or elevating your signage above surrounding obstruction.
Pylon Signs are Visible from a Distance
Eye-catching exterior signage is one of the best ways to attract potential customers to your business. Pylon signs are the ultimate for business visibility, drawing in customers from busy roadways and interstates to restaurants, shopping centers, grocery stores, gas stations, and other businesses with otherwise limited visibility.
A pylon sign is an excellent signage choice if:
Your business is set back from a main road
Your parking lot is in front of your building
You want to clearly mark the entrance to your business
Your business is obstructed by something that makes it difficult for customers to find you
You want to attract extra traffic coming off a nearby highway or interstate
Your business is in an industrial area where there are great distances between buildings
You have a long stretch of road or an elevated roadway where height is important
Design and Materials of Pylon Signs
Pylon signs typically have the support structure enclosed within the sign. Pole signs are a variation where the support structure (pole) is visible. Pylon signs can also incorporate LED electronic message centers for even more advertising effectiveness.
A uniquely designed pylon sign can have a powerful impact on potential customers, and there are many options available. Pylon signs can display a single message, digital displays, and even have multiple panels for different businesses.
Structurally engineered to withstand all weather conditions, pylon signs can be single or double sided and are usually supported by one or two poles. They are typically made of an aluminum or steel frame with a rigid or flexible face. The structural poles on pylons signs can be visible or covered with pole covers to create a more uniform and sophisticated look. Pylon signs can also be illuminated using LED or fluorescent lamps or left unilluminated.
Because of their height and location, often local jurisdictions will restrict the size and height of pylon signs. In addition, especially in areas prone to hurricanes or tornados, pylon signs will need to be engineered to meet local wind load standards.
How a Pylon Sign Differs from a Monument Sign
Pylon and monument signs are very similar in that they are both located away from your main building and placed at the entrance of your property or along the road so customers can find you more easily. The major difference between the two is that pylon signs are much higher.
Depending on the permitting requirements in are your area, you may be restricted as to the height of your sign. This could be a factor in determining whether you choose a pylon or monument sign. Monument signs are usually 8 feet high or less feet high and designed to display your messaging at eye level and to blend in nicely with the surrounding area.
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