Sign & Digital Graphics

March '20

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S D G M A G . C O M • M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • 2 5 the hooks to fit in on the top-rear of the sign. Flat steel brackets would hang on the hooks. On the jobsite, the "hook brackets" were secured in the exact right places on the brick monument; the sign was merely set in place. With the sign hanging in place, the location of the exact bottom edge of the sign was marked on the brick. A strip of prefinished aluminum had been bent on a brake to make piece of light angle four feet long, and once the bottom of the sign was marked, the sign was temporarily set aside and this angle piece was screwed to the bricks with anchors and screws. The sign was set back on the hooks, and a couple of wood screws were screwed into the bottom of the sign through the aluminum angle to secure the bottom edge of the sign. This was totally invis- ible but would keep anyone from being able to just lift the sign off the hooks and carry it off. The installation was the easiest part, and witnessed by several members of the homeowner's board, all commenting on how lovely their new sign was, and how glad they were to see it going up. They didn't care if it was solid sandblasted cedar or the raised letter version I came up with; they were glad to see the thing look new again and not have to worry about it. For me, it was a fun job and a little different than most signs we do. It is rare that with just one sign we could make multiple clients happy at the same time, but we met several of them and they were all very pleased. Making people glad they hired you is one of the real rewards of the sign business, and it's certainly one that I never get tired of. SDG The install took about 30 minutes, but we waited almost three weeks just to get our permit. But, our waiting clients were finally very happy.

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