Some common uses for metal signs include commercial, real estate, construction, directional and safety signs. For commercial use, outdoor metals signs are advantageous because businesses can advertise their services. Additionally, there are many benefits to using metal signs.
Metal signs are available in different materials, but aluminum is the type most commonly utilized because it is lightweight and strong. Other advantages of aluminum signs are that they can be fabricated in many different sizes and a variety of designs may be on them. This is an important feature of metal signs for businesses to advertise their brand logos. Similarly, real estate companies often use signs in front of homes or buildings to advertise that they are for sale or on the market.
Another use of metal signs is for directional or safety purposes. Streets, roads and highways feature a variety of signs, such as for parking, traffic flow direction, specifying speed limits and alerting drivers to hazards on a road.
Some other functions of signs are to show home or building addresses and for emergency situations. For example, there are emergency and evacuation signs that may be posted, such as to indicate an emergency assembly area or an emergency shelter in case of tornadoes or other weather events. Another use of metal signs is for child safety that include children at play signs.