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Custom Outdoor Signs

Custom Outdoor Signs

It's a fact. About 85% of your potential customers pass by your business each month. The best way to take advantage of that is to put a well designed, well placed sign on your property. You paid top dollar for your location — make it work for you. An outdoor sign gives you the opportunity to convert your business location into cash.

Outdoor signs are made to last. They are durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. We're here to help you design a professional looking sign that will have those potential customers stopping in their tracks.

What are your options for outdoor signs?

Aluminum – Custom aluminum signs are strong, lightweight and super durable. Aluminum is the thinnest of all metal sign composites.

Alumalite – Alumalite is a metal sign panel made of a corrugated plastic core sandwiched between 2 aluminum sign boards.

Dibond – Dibond is a metal sign panel made of a solid plastic core sandwiched between 2 aluminum sign boards.

ARMOUR-Wood – ARMOUR-Wood is a metal sign panel made of a solid wood core sandwiched between 2 aluminum sign boards. This is the strongest metal sign composite.

Coroplast – These are made from a durable corrugated plastic and are therefore extremely lightweight. They are also waterproof, making them preferable to foam core mounting board, and more professional looking than poster board.

Dura-Wood – These classic wooden signs are still popular for a number of reasons. They are extremely strong and weather resistant. We also use rot-safe wood.

Redwood and HDU – Although these are two different materials (one natural and one man-made), they ultimately achieve a similar look. These boast a very professional, 3-dimensional look. HDU is somewhat cheaper, but redwood signs are stronger.

A-Frames – A-frames (also called sandwich boards) are a sharp looking and easy-to-install way to display your outdoor signs on sidewalks or in the center of town plazas. We have a wide selection of styles and sizes.

Replacement Faces for Lighted Signs – If you already have a lighted sign cabinet and would like to update it, we offer custom replacement sign faces that insert into your current lighted sign cabinet.

Channel Letters – Giant, lighted letters like the kind supermarkets use are sure to attract customers. They have dimension and are effective both day and night. Channel letters are available in almost any font, color and size.

Need Help Deciding?

If you would like assistance choosing exactly which type of outdoor sign material is best for your particular needs, out sign specialists are happy to share their expertise and help you with your decision. Or if you prefer, our Online Material Selection Wizard will ask you a few simple questions — the same questions our sign specialists would ask you over the phone — to help you pinpoint the best material for your project!

What are the most common uses for custom outdoor signs?

  • Business Signs
  • Real Estate
  • Contractors
  • Commercial
  • Marine
  • New Business
  • Directional
  • Informational
  • POP Displays
  • Industrial
  • Safety Signs
  • Corporate
  • Construction
  • Yard Signs
  • Parking Lots
  • Trailers
  • Exterior Walls
  • Street Signs
  • Gates
  • Fences
Instant Sign Prices

Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!

Our online outdoor sign pricing tool instantly calculates the exact prices on custom outdoor signs, shows you quantity discounts, and even lets you compare this product to other outdoor sign material alternatives!

And don't forget…at TheSignChef, shipping for outdoor signage and all other indoor signs is free, and orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!

We offer more colors for outdoor signs than anyone out there on the web!

Outdoor Sign Colors

You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new outdoor signage. You can even choose a reflective color!

Specialty metal finishes including brushed gold, mirror gold, brushed silver or mirror silver are available in a standard .040" Aluminum thickness. If you'd like a thicker sign in these finishes, they are available in our Dibond sign material, which is made up of two aluminum sheets on either side of a solid plastic core.

Big or Small, We Do It All!

There is almost an unlimited number of sizes for an outdoor sign. Depending on what material you choose to use, your custom outdoor sign can be as big as you'd like.

We custom cut more shapes for outdoor signs than any other sign company!

Unlike most sign companies who only make standard shaped outdoor signs, TheSignChef will cut your outdoor signage to ANY custom shape you desire! We cut uniquely shaped signs daily!

Pictured below are a few custom sign shapes to get your creative juices flowing. If you need an outdoor sign in an even more unique shape, just let us know. We'll make sure you get exactly the custom sign that you need!

Custom Sign Shapes

Displaying outdoor signage is easy! We offer installation kits and accessories that will help you mount your new sign to wood, metal, stucco, brick masonry or concrete! Or if you'd like to hang your outdoor sign, just let us know. We can drill holes to the top of your sign to simplify the hanging process!

"I just wanted to write and let you know that your website made it easy for me to design a sign, my final design draft was sent for my approval very quickly, and my sign shipped so fast and got here in plenty of time for my anniversary.

The whole process was pleasant and efficient, and your customer service is great. I will order from you in the future when I need another sign. Thanks again for your great service."

(Who ordered an aluminum metal sign for her husband's garden gate)

"At first I thought that I would never be able to decide which sign material to go with but then I called and Tim helped me choose which one was best for me.

I did not know that there were so many different types of sign materials! Thank you so much for all of your helpful information."

Until next time,

Robert Davis
The Davis Group, FL

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Outdoor Signs

"How do I know I'm choosing the right type of outdoor sign for my particular needs?"

There are a lot of options when it comes to outdoor signs and this can feel overwhelming. But more choices simply means you will find exactly the right sign for your needs. We have 25 years of experience helping people make this decision. The best way to get started is to use our Product Selection Wizard — an easy online tool that will ask you a few simple questions and then point you directly to the right type of outdoor sign material for you.

"Which outdoor signs are the most durable and weather resistant?"

You can choose a custom finish that will protect your outdoor sign and make it last longer. This extra finishing helps protect all types of signs from even the harshest weather conditions. Our premium grade finish is rated to last 6-8 years outside and includes a UV protective laminate to help protect the color of your outdoor sign.

You can learn about each kind of sign finishing under the "Durability" category in our Pricing Calculator. Or, simply ask one of our sign specialists, and they'll help you select the best finishing for your particular needs.

"Which outdoor signs look the most professional?"

All of our sign materials are professional quality. Ultimately, it's the design on the sign that gives it that professional look. You can use LiveDesign to create your perfect design with the help of our in-house graphic designers for free. Their know-how and your vision will combine to create the high-end, professional look you're craving.

"What is the average turnaroud time for outdoor signs?"

We make custom outdoor signs fast!

As soon as you approve the final design online, your custom outdoor signs will ship within just 24-48 hours!

Large orders and special sign requests usually ship within 3-7 business days. If your order is time sensitive, please confirm the exact turnaround time with Customer Service at 1-800-899-6272.

"How quickly can I get my outdoor signage designed and shipped?"

Up-To-The-Minute Custom Outdoor Sign Production Update!

We still have a few spots OPEN in today's design schedule. So if you place your order today,our Art Department will e-mail you a proof tomorrow.

Wouldn’t you like to get this outside signage project off your plate so you can move on to other important tasks? You can design & order your custom outside sign now, or call us now at 1-800-899-6272 and we’ll reserve your spot in today’s schedule for a sign proof.
"I demand accurate, on-time production from myself and my team on even the smallest of outdoor signage projects." - Delio Campo

"Most orders ship within 1-3 days. If you need your order even faster, just let me know, and I’ll make sure to get it out for you!"

"How do I know that my custom outdoor sign will turn out the way I want?"

With almost 25 years in the outdoor signage industry, we continue to exceed customer expectations and guarantee our work with 100% satisfaction

Are you concerned that your custom outdoor sign may not turn out the way you want?

After all, we are probably hundreds of miles away from you so how can you be certain your order will turn out right? Fortunately, it only takes seconds to transmit full-color custom outdoor sign designs from our computer to yours because e-mails travel so fast these days.

Upon order approval, here’s how the process works:

  1. First, your order goes straight to the Art Department
  2. Our Graphic Designer will then e-mail you a proof
    (a “proof” is a picture of what your sign will look like)
  3. Once you review the layout, let us know if you would like to see any changes, and …
  4. If you have any changes, we will e-mail you proofs as needed until you’re completely happy with your design.

"Do you offer any buyer protection guarantees?"

Yes! Every outdoor sign order comes with a 100% Buyer Protection Guarantee

Don't let OTHER outdoor sign companies give you the run-around, we stand behind all of our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, even if we have to pay for it!

Sometimes, we make mistakes. We are only human after all. But it's how a business handles mistakes that counts, wouldn't you agree? So if we do happen to overlook something on your order, we will bend over backwards to make you happy. We stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

We will promptly replace any product that is defective in workmanship or that is different from what you approved. And for your trouble, you'll even get a very pleasant surprise gift.

"Is your website secure and credit card safe?"

Does the thought of buying custom outdoor signs online with a credit card leave you feeling a bit anxious?

Are you worried you might be taking an unnecessary risk? With all the bad press about credit card fraud and card numbers getting stolen by hackers, it's wise to proceed with caution. We can understand if you still have some personal concerns about the safety of your credit card information.

  1. Security is our #1 priority when we are processing your custom sign order online. We utilize the latest in encryption technology and locked-down, firewalled internet serversOur system uses the latest 256-bit Encryption SSL technology as used by the banking industry,, Amazon.comand thousands of other online merchants
  2. SSL technology works by encrypting all your personal and credit card information so it can travel over the internet without being intercepted by thieves
  3. And as an added precaution, the moment you complete your aluminum sign order online and the charges are authorized by your credit card company, your credit card information is INSTANTLY DELETED from our database. It's the same as if you walked into our business, charged your order and then we SHREDDED your credit card receipt.