Monument SignsWhat is a Monument Sign?

Monument signs are large, often impressive-looking external signs that identify a business, organization, or building.

They often appear as brick, stone, or stucco but interestingly, many of these signs are fabricated from highly durable and lightweight foam.

Uses of Monument Signs for Business

Business monument signs are often used instead of or in addition to architectural signs. They are specifically useful for when a building is recessed from the main road and sidewalk that experiences the most traffic. Being so far away from where most people pass by, such buildings can be overlooked and even hard to find. A monument sign makes it easier for people to find you as well as makes your business look more professional and successful.

Types of Custom Monument Signs

Sometimes custom monument signs are fairly utilitarian, used only because a building is so far away from the road. But monument signs can also be grand works of signage that really complement your entrance, whether or not your building is far from the sidewalk. Popular materials for monument signs include brick, stone, stucco, metal, and foam.

Why Choose Us for Brick & Stone Sign

Want to know what material is best for your brick and stone sign given your budget and business’s personality? Want to know if your business is far away enough from the road to necessitate a monument sign or if an architectural sign will suffice? Legendary Custom Signs & Graphics has the answer for you.

Benefits of Choosing us for Outdoor Monument Signs

If you live in Northern Virginia or the Greater Washington DC metro area and would like to know more about monument signs, please contact Legendary Custom Signs & Graphics through our website or by calling us at 571-512-7446.

We serve Northern Virginia & the Greater Washington DC metro area including Manassas, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria, Centerville, Chantilly, Reston, Herndon, Sterling, Ashburn, Woodbridge, Springfield and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions

A monument sign is a free-standing sign, usually constructed near the road, and made from durable materials like stone, metal, heavy-duty plastic, wood, or brick and mortar construction. They are low to the ground, making their line of vision ideal for cars driving by, and they typically stand out because of their extravagant designs.

Pylon signs are much taller, and sometimes are only mounted on one pole, but they can be mounted on two. Monument signs are much stockier and low to the ground, and usually have a wider base. A monument sign is often around 5 feet tall, whereas a pylon sign is over 20 feet tall and can be seen from a far distance.

It depends on what materials you want to use, but it usually requires putting in a foundation, and a team of experts who understand construction. Before that, you have to decide on a design, and where you want to put it.

A landmark is anything that distinguishes a location and helps people recognize where they are. Anything can be a landmark, but the term is usually reserved for objects that make something look beautiful or extravagant, such as a monument sign.

First, you need to know if you can get a permit from the city, which you usually can because monument signs are not that tall. Then, you need to consider what design you want, what materials you want the sign made from, and where you want to place the sign.

Monument signs are low to the ground, usually no taller than 5 feet tall, although the actual height of a monument sign is debatable. Some people will not consider any sign over 5 feet tall a monument sign any longer, but rather a pylon sign.

Because monument signs are made from durable materials, they should be able to last for over ten years.

Monument signs stand out because of their power and prestige. Having a monument sign is a way for your business to instantly increase the value of its name while making a landmark for the neighborhood that nearby businesses will also appreciate.

Depending on how intricate the design is, and the materials being used, it typically takes no longer than a couple of days to complete.

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