The boss wants a sign hung above the front door.
He had a sign made at a sign shop -- 3 ft. x 6 ft. -- made from 3/8 inch
poly-something pliable plastic with vinyl (I think) lettering. In any case,
it's guaranteed for outdoor duty.
My question is regarding mounting. The simplest technique would be to simply
locate and level the sign and put Liquid Nails on the wall (tilt-up concrete
building with stucco texture) and slap on the sign and secure it while the LN
Any suggestions, observations, constructive criticism?
Just make sure you can legally hang the sign in the area where your shop is.
I did a friend a favor a few years ago by helping him hang a sign on the
side of his building and up came a city inspector was not happy with us
because my friend did not pull a permit. :-(
I don't like the construction adhesive idea because sooner or later that
sign is coming back down. It'll stick too well to the wall and not well
enough to the plastic. Maybe sooner than later when you realize it's
1/16" out of square. How about some furring strips lagged to the wall,
with the sign screwed to them?
I put up a bathroom mirror with the LN specified for mirrors and I think I
couldn't pull that off without some damage...
My first thought. But he nixed that because the furring or screws may be
visible (it's about 10 ft from the ground looking straight up from the front
Yes he's particular. That's why he's called the boss...
Was your wall made out of stucco, like in this case?
And what makes you think it doesn't count if there is damage to the
wall when the sign falls off?
Tell him the furring won't be visible and that the screws are there to
hold the sign on.
I actually don't know how to do this, but I can still just your
answers and they seem like those of someone who has made up his mind
and isn't really considering the problems or alternatives, despite
having asked for help.
California? Oh my.
You can count on a permit being required, erection by certified, bonded,
insured, and annointed sign erectors, such sign being constructed of
non-carcinogenic, enviro-friendly, and bio-degradable material. Further, the
sign will probably have to be certified as not being within 1000' of a
school, church, park, library, public building, or car wash.
What provisions have you made (such as netting) to prevent injury by falling
Then, too, there is the annual license.
I wonder what the EPA would pay in bounty .......
Meet me at the corner where the old red barn used to be. Just pull up and
flash your lights, and I will come out of the woods, and we'll go to the
secret place and discuss this.
Mebbe now, I'll have the money to get my truck painted .........
First question is: Do you care if it falls down?
If that is an issue, I would mount it with screws, bolts with standoffs, or
some other mechanical means.
Being exterior, the heat, wind, sun, cold, freeze and thaw cycles, and
Murphy's law make it questionable.
That's a heavy piece of signage that could hurt someone. Do it right,
because if it falls down, you got legal problems, son.
Just MHO. Do it once, do it right.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.