Design is not just about the dimensions and colors of your sign. It displays who you are and is the first impression of your business. We take special care to understand your business, brand, and ideas and incorporate each into the visual marketing piece call your “sign”. Working within certain rules and regulations from the building owners, city ordinances, and uniform sign criteria of the area, we will maximize your visibility, which will assist in the success of your business.
When it comes to creative and unique designs, we have over two decades of experience. From internal impact walls, subdivision entryways, uniform sign criteria for shopping centers, or brand identity, we have success in completing these designs with complete customer satisfaction.
The difference between Signs Unlimited and other sign companies is we do not just stop at design. We fabricate, install, and warranty your sign. Therefore, we have the knowledge and experience to complete a turnkey project for you and your company.
Production begins with an accurate and solid design. Since the process of design begins with a site visit, accurate measurements, and city/building owner approval, it is critical that a professional complete the design.
We have several clients that have obtained design work from another company or design firm. Certain clients are in need of an experienced company to fabricate their signs. Since our expertise is design through installation, we have the capabilities to simply produce signs in Durham for companies with existing design work. We will work closely with you to produce the designs, and at your request, work directly and closely with those who developed the design work for the best end result.
Installation is about the positioning of your sign on the ground, pole, building face, behind the receptionist, or on your front door. It is as critical as the design and fabrication. Installing a sign in the wrong place, or too low, or too high, or not straight, all speaks volumes about your business. We are experienced in getting you the best looking, best produced, and best positioned sign.
Signs are like the light fixtures in your house. Sometimes the light bulbs go out and sometimes the electrical components burn out. It can also be compared to caring for the outside of your house. Every so often the weather can diminish the visual appearance.
Since we have experience in fabricating signs in Durham, NC, we have the expertise to revitalize your sign by:
• Replacing burnt out bulbs or LED strips
• Replacing ballasts/transformer
• Replacing washed out/faded letters or facades
• Repainting the metal structure
• Other sign service needs
Like most things in life, sign technology continues to advance. A key advancement has been the use of LED lighting for signs. It has proven to reduce the energy consumption by 50% and is even more effective for sustainability and durability. The neon lighting in older signs is fragile and is more expensive to operate.
LED Retrofitting is utilizing your existing sign structure and replacing the lighting/electrical components with LED strips. It provides the same nighttime visibility at half the cost.
Our industry experts are often asked to work with building designers, architects, land developers, and city/town officials to assist in uniform sign criteria or local sign ordinances that maximize the businesses success, yet is tasteful and matches the character of the area.
Review our consulting service below to the one that best fits your needs.
Architects often have to incorporate a sign concept within the design of a building or interior space. Type of signs, dimensions, city/town ordinances, electrical requirements, and client ideas all can be challenges in this process.
We have experience in managing this process at the request of the architect to relieve these burdens and challenges.
When planning a new community or shopping center, the curb appeal of an entryway or the visibility of the spaces in the center can be critical to the owner/customer. Whether a couple is purchasing a new home or an entrepreneur is searching for the right space, it all begins with how the developer incorporates the neighborhood entryway or sign concept into Master Plan.
After 2 decades of working with developers, we have the experience to complete the entryway or sign concept in a cost effective and creative way.
Let’s make the biggest impact for your brand.
Most customers of Signs Unlimited are starting a new business. It can be an overwhelming amount of work and we’re here to help. From navigating municipality regulations that can affect the look and size of your signage to helping you create a brand identity with signage for your franchise, we can facilitate the process by making recommendations based on our 20+ years of experience in the sign business.
Town/City Unified Development Ordinances
Most municipalities require that businesses adhere to a sign ordinance, which regulates everything from the size of illuminated channel letters down to how much area of windows can be covered by adhesive vinyl. We navigate the bureaucratic hurdles for you, not only researching what is allowable for your area — no matter where in the country you live — but submitting the paperwork for you. The only thing you need to hear from your city is “approved.”
We’ll fight to give you the biggest sign that is allowed.
Uniform Sign Criteria
In addition, multi-tenant facilities often have a Uniform Sign Criteria, which is similar to an ordinance but may restrict the signage allowable for a tenant in a shopping center even further. We research what is allowable to make recommendations to our clients, and can even submit amendments to criteria on file with municipalities to help get your sign approved if it is out of compliance.
We keep you and your landlord happy.
Franchise Brand Design & Identity Standard Guide
When you start a franchise, you are aiming for a certain look. Your goal, despite creating stores in different locales with different signage needs, is to keep a cohesive appearance to maintain the image of your brand. Let us help you in designing signage that is flexible for different size locations, as well as brainstorm the various types of signage you will need to showcase your business.
A uniform look for all your franchisees.