Real estate signs play a big role in the real estate process. The sign you choose has to grab the attention of potential customers while withstanding the test of time and weather. We’ve created an easy guide for you to decide which material is the best investment for your real estate signs.
How to Decide On A Material
The two common materials to choose from are coroplast and aluminum. While other materials are available to purchase, they aren’t as common due to the value versus the price that can be found with coroplast and aluminum. Let’s take a closer look at each material.
- Coroplast – coroplast is made from corrugated plastic and comes with a low-price tag. The material is waterproof but isn’t wind resistant. They have a 2-year life span outdoors in most climates. The corrugation can be seen if your sign contains lighter colors.
- Aluminum – aluminum costs more than coroplast, but it has a 20-year lifespan outdoors. It is waterproof, rust proof, and relatively wind proof. The surface of the sign is completely smooth regardless of color, unlike coroplast.
The Value of Your Real Estate Sign
Many business owners choose to go with a coroplast sign due to the lower price tag. At first glance it can be easy to assume it’s a better value, but the lifespan of the sign as well as the look of the sign need to be taken into consideration. Coroplast signs need to be replaced much more often than aluminum signs and they don’t look as professional as aluminum. When it comes to the true value of your real estate sign, aluminum is the way to go. The variable in the cost of materials and manufacturing between coroplast and aluminum is nearly nonexistent. It’s important to remember that the higher price tag stems only from the longevity and professional look of aluminum compared to coroplast. Aluminum signs are more ecofriendly than coroplast as well, which may not mean much to you, but it could mean a lot to some of your potential clients!
For all of your real estate signage needs, call Dawn’s Sign Tech today at (978) 208-0012.