Interior and Exterior SignsWhen it comes to signs, there are actually quite a number to consider when you have a business that needs them. Signs are there for a specific purpose, and that is to show people where to go, where they are, and what they should and should not do. There are also signs that show people where specific objects are, such as trash bins and emergency equipment.

To help you understand just how many types of signs there are in use in and around a facility, here are just a few examples:

Interior Signs – these are signs that can be found inside an establishment and are used to point people in the right direction, tell them where they are, inform them what is in a room and even how to get someplace within the building. Interior signs are often made using material that may corrode or deteriorate when used outdoors, hence the use indoors. There are many types of interior signs that establishments need to put up and these include directional signs, permanent room signs, cubicle signs, information signs and building directories, to mention but a few.

  • Directional signs – directional signs tell you basically where to go and where you are. These may or may not have arrows on them and are employed to help people get to where they want to go without having to ask other people for directions. 
  • Permanent Room signs – these can be seen posted on or beside a room door. As the name implies, permanent room signs are used on rooms that do not change uses or designations frequently. Examples of permanent room signs include bathroom signs, conference room signs and room number signs. 
  • Information signs – some people may confuse information signs with directional signs, however the former is different from the latter in that these can be used on objects and not just to tell you where to go or where you are. Examples of information signs include fire equipment signs and trash bin signs.


Exterior Signs – these are signs that are posted outside your building and are used to tell people what to do and what not to do, where to go, where they are and what company or companies are housed in your building. Since these signs are exposed to the elements, these have to be made with materials that can withstand the wear and tear that it will be subjected to. Some of the exterior signs that you can find around an establishment include traffic signs, parking and no parking signs, building name signs, brand or logo signs, and directional signs.