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One of the most popular types of lettering for company facilities today is channel sign letters. These letters are the neon letters that are plainly seen in service facilities and shopping center that effectively draw in consumers to their business. Do you believe a quality storefront sign is a free advertisement?

These signs are basically extruded metal structures that include plastic faces, where its internal part is filled with neon illumination. The metal structures used in these letters are normally made of aluminum or steel. Of the two, aluminum costs a bit more than steel letters.

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Aluminum is lighter and does not rust

Nevertheless, although costly, aluminum letters never rust while steel letters tend to rust. This rust will then cause stain damage to the surrounding wall and roofing area of the business. Moreover, aluminum letters are lighter than steel and can be set up using fewer mounting fixtures. So, a quality storefront sign is a free advertisement?

The built channel light is then installed with neon glass as per requirements after which the colored letter face is attached to the letter front. Private letters are then wired to a transformer that is in the raceway or behind the wall according to the chosen installing method.

Different mounting approaches

There are 2 methods to mount channel sign letters; they can either be mounted separately, directly on the wall or mounted upon a rectangle-shaped shaped sort of box called a raceway. Of the two, the separately installed letters look, in the opinion of lots of people, better than the raceway mounted type of letters.

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When individually mounting letters, the mounting pattern is first laid on the store and after that holes are drilled for both hanging letters and running electricity. This kind of setup costs more as it takes more time to set up than raceway mounting. I will ask you again, is a quality storefront sign is a free advertisement?

Raceway installing is usually performed in the factory where each letter is pre-spaced and after that mounted on the raceway. This makes it easy to set up the lettering as the raceway, and not the specific letters need to be mounted and wired to the wall.