FAQ

What are we allowed?

What kind of sign you are allowed really depends on what city/town/township you are in and what your zoning ordinance dictates. Luckily, we have Denise, who is our procurement specialist that investigates zoning ordinances for you to make sure you know exactly what you are and are not allowed. We will handle your signage project from the beginning.

What kind of sign should I get?

We can’t really say what kind of sign you should get until we know what kinds of signs you are allowed. However, we can provide a couple of suggestions based on where you are. 

If you are in a multi-tenant building, more often than not, you are only allowed a wall sign for your store frontage. If this is the case, the best way to advertise your business is channel letters. Their distinct shape and lighting statistically catch the eye of passersby and potential customers more than a simple cabinet sign.

If your business is in a stand-alone building, you have a multitude of options ranging from pylon signs to monuments as well as large wall signs, so people can see you from the road. 

Consider your building and your property type. Large set backs typically give you more options. Check with us! Let us find out what your ordinance allows, and we can go from there. In the meantime, peep our different sign pages and their descriptions to see what looks the most intriguing to you.

How fast can I get it?

Our standard turnaround time (design, permitting, production, and install) is 4-6 weeks. However, we do understand emergency situations and will do our absolute best to accommodate whatever circumstances you bring to the table. Give us a call and we can assure you that we will do our best!

 

How much are signs?

Price varies, but what research has found is that there is a correlation between the amount of money you spend and the advertising benefit you receive as a result. For example, an electronic message center is comparatively the most expensive type of sign you can buy. However, studies have shown that the return on investment (ROI) is much more significant than if you do newspaper ads or TV commercials. Advertising value is measured by CPM, or cost per thousand impressions. At $.74 per thousand impressions, electronic message centers are less costly than TV, radio, newspaper, and billboards.

How far do you travel?

Anywhere in the contiguous United States! We have traveled as far south as Louisiana, as far east as Connecticut, as far west and Oregon, and as far north as Green Bay, Wisconsin. We thrive anywhere we go so if you have a sign job that doesn’t seem to be attainable with local sign companies, give us a call and we will do our best to service you to the fullest. If you are in Alaska or Hawaii, we ship signs every day and would be happy to send you one!

Who should I talk to for next steps? 

Call our office to speak to Todd, Brandon, or Mike and they will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have about getting a sign for your business. If your time is limited and you want to send an email, send it to info@midwestsignco.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.