Outdoor Signage

Sandbox Signs + Graphics is a premiere Vancouver signage company that creates custom-made outdoor signage for Lower Mainland businesses and organizations. Our outdoor sign photos are just a small sampling of the signs we’ve made.

1465 Twin Rainbows




Parking Sign

Tippet Richardson President

Tippet Richardson Trucks

The Many Uses of Outdoor Signs

Whether you have a business storefront, a building, or property, we can craft an outdoor sign that suits your needs.

Outdoor signage can be used for many purposes, including:

  • Building exteriors
  • Business storefronts
  • Strip malls
  • Real estate sales centres
  • Industrial parks
  • Townhouse complexes
  • Gated communities
  • Parkades and parking lots
  • Roadways

Outdoor Signage Materials

Because outdoor signs must withstand weather, they are usually constructed of materials that hold up to sun, humidity, rain, snow, and hot and cold temperatures. The choice of materials is largely dependent on whether the sign is permanent or temporary. Building facade signage or storefront signage, for example, must be made of materials that are durable and long lasting, such as aluminum, metal or plastic, whereas a temporary sign on a construction site perimeter fence might be made be made of painted plywood.

When deciding upon materials for outdoor signage, answer the following three questions.

  1. Where will the sign be located?
  2. Is the weather in your area very wet, hot or cold? Extremes in temperature, heavy rain or snowfall, may require more durable materials.
  3. Is the sign a permanent feature or is it temporary?

What Type of Outdoor Sign Do I Need?

If you’ve answered the questions above about the location of and conditions your sign will be exposed to, you’ve narrowed the field of options. Now the question is one of aesthetics and use: a storefront sign is very different from parkade signage in design, materials, and execution. If the sign’s use is practical and functional, like directional signs, the materials and graphics will be much simpler than an outdoor business sign or outdoor mall directory sign which may require several colours, 3-dimensional lettering, creative design elements and special materials, like brushed metal, glass, plexiglass, lighting, or etching.

If you have any questions about outdoor signage or need some advice about choosing the right type of sign, please contact us. We will be happy to guide you to the right decision for your outdoor signage.