Best Trade & Contracting Signs to Increase Your Company’s Visibility

Vehicle graphics incorporating logo for Vancouver company Platinum Pacific Restorations

Best Trade & Contracting Signs to Increase Your Company’s Visibility

If you are a trades person or contractor in Vancouver, contracting signs are an important type of brand and service advertising that shouldn’t be overlooked. The trades sector is extremely competitive, so being noticed as much or more than your competitors is the name of the game. Trade signs are an affordable and effective way of increasing your company’s visibility.

What Kind of Contractors Use Trade Signs?

Virtually any trade will benefit from contracting signs, including:

  • Carpenters
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • General contractors
  • Glaziers
  • Interior designers and decorators
  • Landscapers and gardeners
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Renovation companies
  • Roofers
  • Stone masons and brick layers
  • Tile setters
  • Welders

Types of Contracting Signs

There are many types of trade signs made from a variety of signage materials including metal, vinyl, wood, manufactured wood composite, cloth, or vinyl scrim. The following types of signs are most often used by Vancouver area contractors.

Contractor Lawn Signs

Contractor lawn signs are often used while a job is ongoing and just after the job is completed. Lawn signs are most often used by general contractors, painters, and landscapers. They are highly visible in the neighbourhood where your business is working and are a great way to increase brand visibility and attract inquiries from neighbouring homeowners. They are affordable, portable, and give contractors a great bang for the buck.

Benefits: most affordable, most portable, get noticed by neighbouring homeowners.

Project Signs & Construction Site Signs

Project signs (often construction site signs) are usually affixed to a construction project’s perimeter fence, construction site trailers (mobile offices), and boarded safety walkways. Project signs are also used by real estate presales and sales centres. During a construction project, these signs are highly visible to pedestrians and motorists since they can typically be fairly large.

Benefits: Highly visible to pedestrians and motorists, act much like a billboard.

Vehicle Graphics

Vehicle graphics (often van or truck graphics) are like a mobile billboard, advertising your contracting company and its services while you’re driving around or parked on Vancouver streets. Van and truck graphics are a time-tested method of advertising. Vehicle graphics can be as simple as removable vinyl lettering or magnetized vinyl signs, or as eye-catching and vibrant as partial or full vehicle wraps.

Benefits: A variety of vehicle graphics are available to suit all budgets. Advertises your business to thousands of motorists each day.

Company Signs & Office Signs

If you are a general contractor with a physical office, company signs for a building or office are a basic advertising necessity.

Benefits: Makes your business look professional, increases brand visibility, instills consumer confidence.

Consistency in Contracting Sign Design

Many Vancouver trades people will use two or more of the types of signs listed above. Sandbox Signs & Graphics can ensure that the design, branding, and messaging is consistent across sign types. We create custom contracting sign packages, or work with your graphic design team.

Questions About Contracting & Trade Signs? Ask Sandbox Signs

If you have questions about trade and contracting sign design, or if you’d like an estimate for custom signs, contact us or submit a sign estimate request. Since 1994, Sandbox Signs has helped countless Vancouver area trades contractors increase their brand visibility.