How to Remove Old Signs from Your Building


Are you interested in adding a new sign to your building in Southwest Florida? Do you have concerns about removing the old sign?

While it sounds complicated, there are several steps you can take, in removing old signage, to ease your mind and ensure yourself of the desired result.

1. Removal of Existing Sign

Sometimes this is simple, but other times it’s extremely complicated. It depends largely on the size, location, and type of sign.
For example, older signs are often powered by high-voltage transformers, thus making it extremely important to follow a variety of safety measures.

2. Dispose of the Old Sign

It’s one thing to remove a sign, but another thing entirely to dispose of it. This is particularly true if the sign is large and/or considered hazardous waste in your area.

Discuss proper disposal with your building manager and local municipality. This will help you better understand the steps to take.

3. Store Your Old Sign

Maybe you want to hang onto your old sign for future use. Or maybe you want to keep it in a safe place because of a sentimental attachment.
It’s important to consider this before taking your sign down, especially if you need to make space for it in storage.

4. Repairing the Façade

It’s your hope that removing an old sign doesn’t result in damage to the façade of the building, but this isn’t likely to be the case. Since most signs are anchored to the building, you can expect there to be some damage that requires repair.

Furthermore, depending on the type of sign and how long it’s been in place, you may run into issues with fading paint and water damage (among other problems).

Once the old sign is removed and the façade is repaired, it’s time to proceed with the installation of the new sign. This is the most exciting part of the process, as you’ll soon realize all the hard work was well worth it.

Final Thoughts

If you require any assistance with sign removal or installation, don’t hesitate to contact us. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to professionally handle every step of the process.

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