Architectural Signage SystemsYou may have heard the term “architectural signage systems” a few times in the past and wondered what exactly these things are. In a nutshell, these signage systems are actually used for way-finding purposes and are designed in such a way that it complements the design aesthetics of the building or business these were made for. These sign systems also need to comply with certain ADA standards and are oftentimes found attached to the building it is supposed to “service”.

Many different companies and experts that have been working with these signage systems actually find it rather difficult to aptly define what an architectural signage really is. Majority of experts however agree that these systems are manufactured in such a way that is aesthetically in line with the building it is being used for. Some even go so far to say that these sign systems are placed, designed and positioned in such a way that it improves the look of the establishment.

Architectural signage systems are essentially signs that are used to help people find their way around a building. This can include both interior and exterior signs. This means that almost, if not all, signs that are used on a building can be called architectural signs. These signs are made to help show people where to go and where they are without taking anything away from the building’s look or design. In short, architectural signage systems are signs that either blend into the building’s look or help enhance it.

Materials used to craft architectural signs can vary from building to building and from establishment to establishment. Signs that are made to be used indoors also have different material compositions as those that are used on the outside of the building. This is due to a number of factors.

For outdoor signs, you will need to use materials that can withstand the ravages of the weather, constant exposure to sunlight and even the possible damage that can come from people and other elements. As such, materials that need to be used for these signs should be resilient and tough. Examples of what can be used for these outdoor signs include aluminum, stainless steel, vinyl or acrylic.

For indoor signs, your choices increase considerably since these are not exposed to weather conditions and other similar factors that can damage them. Some of the materials that are often used for interior signage systems include plastic, glass, aluminum, PVC and vinyl. Depending on the design of your signs and what these are to be used for, you can also choose to use a combination of materials for your interior architectural signage systems.