Pro Tip: Use Standoffs to Draw More Attention to Your ADA Compliant Signage

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If you’re looking for a simple and appealing way to display and draw more attention to your ADA signage, consider using standoffs for sign mounting. Standoffs are an easy way to enhance the sign’s appeal and match the décor of the building in which the signs will be displayed.

Standoffs are typically made out of aluminum and are available in a variety of finishes, though the most common are satin and polished. In some cases, they can be made of stainless steel or various other materials with different types of metal finishes.

There are also different types of standoffs themselves. For instance:

Edge grip standoffs are a type of standoff that, as the name indicates, grips the sign at its edge. Typically either the standoff or the sign itself will be notched for the cylindrical standoff to fit in and hold the sign along its edges.

sign with through hole standoff

Through-hole standoffs are often used to create an even greater visual impact as it separates the sign panel from the façade to which it is attached. In this way, the sign sticks out from the wall by an inch or so (depending on the size of the standoff), making it a point to which the eyes are naturally drawn. This is especially helpful for curved signs, or other types of signs that do not have a flat rectangular shape.

If you do choose to use standoffs, you must make sure that everything else about your signs still meets ADA specifications. For example, all signs must have a certain amount of contrast between the text and the background, must have text that is a certain size and with certain amounts of spacing between words and letters, and must use fonts that are easy to read and do not use serifs. Additionally, signs must meet ADA mounting specifications to be in full compliance.

For more information about the use of standoffs and their benefits, both aesthetic and practical, contact us today at Erie Custom Signs.

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