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Durable Metal Signs Fit as Outdoor Guide Markers

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What a way to go with bright and commanding metal signs that just seem to be everywhere we try to go. Traffic, private business, construction warning, and school crossing signs are there for us, day in and day out, always giving directions or to alert us or warn us of some impending danger or issue we must be made aware of!

Enough already! We do need them though and they are part of the highway system or even used as parking regulations to keep us informed and going in the right direction.

Signage Created from Metallic Materials Are Set to Last for Long

Metallic Custom Traffic Guide Post Traffic signposts are meant to be seen and read, so they have a bright reflective coating or sheeting over a long lasting aluminum signage blank that can readily be seen from quite a long distance. Official highway markers must comply with USDOT’s own Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD, which means in order for them to actually be “official” they must meet these standards so you will be able to easily recognize their meaning from state to state in the United States.

Road, street, highway, and any other form of directional guide post needs to be readily visible and uniform in design, color, shape, and size for them to be recognized as true and official marker meant to direct drivers and others who choose to use the highways. That is why the best of these are manufactured from alodized 5052-H38 aluminum. This high quality aluminum is made to a specific hardness which governments like the U.S. and Canada require for its corrosive resistance and overall excellent length of service.

USPS and others have specific requirements

Government entities such as schools, post offices, and all parking signage must meet specific requirements if they are on public property or the nations roadways. Metallic traffic control signs must be easy to see and read in addition to their being uniform in design. Whenever they are used in a parking lot, for example, they must be coordinated in such a way that allows people to see what direction to take and where to or not to park.

Many even advertise a business while also directing traffic to and from their facility. Private parking lots and shopping malls each have their own specified regulations regarding where to park yet each will comply and coordinate their metal signs so they are virtually similar if not identical. This makes it easier for those who choose to park there to understand their meaning and know where to park.

Huge highway signs direct us across North America

Modern road markers are nearly identical everywhere you go today. They must comply to certain requirements and so enable easy recognition of their meaning and directive. Those big directions hanging over freeways and interstate highways are generally all green and of similar size and tell us where we are headed and when to get off.

While metal signs can be as small as a bicycle or motorcycle license plate, they may also be enormous! It all depends on the use and purpose. Want a huge display for your business? It can be beneficial to order your sign made from metal because it will absolutely last and last! And those sturdy and long lasting ones will work hard for your business!

Realtors who depend on their “For Sale” displays as a method of advertising their properties often rely on metallic-based items. Private parking lot owners and even the sales gimmick that involves wearing a sandwich board to draw business could benefit from sturdy and dependable ones to give them more than their money’s worth in valuable promotional material with those that are built to last for years. Look to these types of displays for all your business use as well as any promotion that you wish to last a long time!


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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

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