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Monument Signs

Identify your location in an unmistakable and impressive manner with monument signs

Make a strong impression with monument signs from Signs By Tomorrow®. Freestanding outdoor signs (i.e., detached from a building), they’re constructed on a solid-appearing base made of a permanent material such as brick, cement or concrete block.

They’re typically sited in the foreground of campuses, country clubs, hospitals, office centers, municipal buildings, parks, schools and more. Monument signs are popular as commercial building signs for stores, shopping centers and factories. Substantial and impressive, they’re also chosen as entrance signs for subdivisions as well as apartment and condominium complexes.

Monument signs are usually positioned close to the streets that pass in front of a location. They serve to identify the business, organization or tenants occupying the site. As motorists and pedestrians approach, the monument sign will likely be the first identification and branding they see. It assures people that they’re in the right location and often identifies the primary entranceway to it.  

Many monument signs are made perpendicular to the roadway and are two-sided, so that passersby from either direction can see the monument sign. Other types are sited parallel to the street or entrance drive and are one-sided with the back hidden. This reduces costs, of course, as only a single side of the sign needs to be designed and constructed.

Consider the design considerations for monument signs

The best monument signs match the architectural style of the building or campus. A red brick school, for example, will often have a red brick monument sign.

Alternately, monument signs can establish a unique identity for a country club, marina, subdivision or other application. A yacht club’s monument sign might pick up a nautical theme whereas one for a campground could feature a rustic, woodsy look.  

Monument signs can be created in almost any size, shape or style. This ensures that there will be a custom design to perfectly match your intended application and signage budget.

Select from a variety of monument sign materials

To create the look you want, monument signs from Signs By Tomorrow Corporate can be constructed any one of these weather-resistant materials — or built in any combination thereof:

  • Armored foam monument signs (i.e., EPS or expanded polystyrene with a protective hard coat)
  • Brick monument signs
  • Concrete block monument signs
  • HDU monument signs (i.e., high-density urethane)
  • Metal monument signs
  • Poured concrete monument signs
  • Stone monument signs
  • Stucco monument signs
  • Wood monument signs

Incorporate another signage element into your monument sign

Custom designs for monument signs from Signs By Tomorrow Corporate are not limited to materials. It’s common to enhance the utility or visual appeal of these versatile signage solutions with elements including:

  • Changeable letter sets
  • Digital reader boards
  • Digital time and temperature displays
  • Dimensional letters (i.e., raised, three-dimensional or 3D letters)
  • Electronic message centers
  • Illuminated sign cabinets (i.e., light boxes)
  • LED signs
  • Multi-tenant sign panels
  • Spotlights

Questions & Answers

Are pylon signs and post-and-panel signs also monument signs?

Strictly speaking, the term "monument" refers to signs with a substantial brick, concrete or stone base laid on a concrete (i.e., masonry). They’re usually large (e.g., 6 to 15 feet wide) and low (e.g., 4 to 9 feet tall).

All that said, many in the industry include freestanding pylon signs and post-and-panel signs when speaking of monument signs. Pylon signs are typically much taller whereas post-and-panel signs sandwich a display panel between two posts. 

Mention any of these signage terms to your team at Signs By Tomorrow Corporate; we’ll help you find the right solution!

Do monument signs require municipal permits?

Large and permanent, monument signs almost always need city approval before installation. But, don’t let that deter you from benefiting from these signage choices. The pros at Signs By Tomorrow Corporate can assist you at every turn — from site assessment to custom design all the way through to municipal permitting and installation.

Is it possible to update an existing monument sign?

Yes, the Signs By Tomorrow team is highly adept at refreshing older monument signs with new logos, tenant sign panels, lighting or digital elements. We repair monument signs, too. Just ask!

See examples of our many monument signs

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