One of the biggest questions you may have while ordering a custom monument sign designed is what material you'll use. While there will be several other details to consider — and to discuss at length with your sign company — choosing the material gives you the foundation you need to enhance the entire look of the sign. There are many different directions that you can take, and a sign company that has experience with monument signs can show you work that it has done for past clients. Here are three materials that people commonly use for their monument signs.
Brick offers a classic appearance for a monument sign, especially when you choose a color of brick that matches with your building. Doing so can work well to tie the sign in with the building, which can be visually appealing for people as they approach your property. Brick is a good material because it's resilient; you don't need to worry about this part of the sign failing or fading for a very long time. Remember that bricks are available in more colors than red, too. Your sign company may be able to offer bricks in black or even tan for a unique appearance.
Stone is an option to consider if you're looking for a natural-looking product for your monument sign. Many businesses use this material because of its appearance and longevity. You'll be able to choose from a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes of stone. It's advantageous to tie the type of stone you use to the building(s) on your property. For example, if you're looking for a monument sign that will sit at the entrance of a subdivision or a gated community, try to match the stones to the stones used in the construction of some of the houses.
Your sign company may also recommend using stucco as a material for your monument sign. Sleek and modern, and often appealing in warm climates, this material is available in many different colors but hues in the gray and tan spectrums are common. You have the option of having the entire sign made of stucco, or you can combine it with other materials. Stucco and stone pair well together when used on the exterior of homes, and the same is true of using these two materials together on your monument sign.
To start creating a monument sign, contact local companies such as Aubrey Sign Co.