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Sign Buyer's Guide to Free-Standing Monument (Ground) Signs

TURN-KEY  Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service


Arlington, TexasOn the detail pages that follow (¬tabs to left) discover how we manufacture each Monument sign to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, structural-steel frames, rust-proof metal, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics or strong flexible-face materials, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings.  All our signs include these many hidden features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors to lower their cost. We even add self-cleaning properties.

We commonly build Monument signs with real and artificial brick, stone, and stucco exterior finishes.  View our "Bricks & Masonry" page, tabbed to the left.

Monument signs with color graphics and PinLights™ LED first-surface lighting is a hands-down winner.  Allen Signs Manufacturing incorporates a patent pending design into our unique new-look concept.  Visit our "LED Sign Faces" tab to the left.

We champion energy-saving signs solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment.  Explore our "Lighting Choices" tab with its own "Energy Savings" tab.  PinLights™ can even economically be solar powered.

Photos of many varied sign designs are interspersed on the detail pages tabbed on the left.

The Signs Manufacturing On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service


No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.

Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.

You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.

Visit Our Unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and Showroom


Unique in the entire sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.

The Laboratory is open to the public, for FREE, adding an LED Video Display Showroom because we realized how important one would be to consumers.

Don't buy a sign from a drawing, a slick website, or photo-shopped pictures, when you can actually see and compare real signs.

Thousands of visitors have learned about sign design, materials, construction, lighting; and their effect on a business.

If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important.  You must determine what type of sign, and which LED spacing is best, so that your sign will be successful, considering how you will use it.

Therefore:

  • at least five (5) different Full-color LED Display signs, each with a varied resolution

  • a Monochrome LED Message Center sign

  • a 4-thousand-shade single-color LED Message Center sign

  • an economical fixed-message Full-color LED Message Center

  • a fully self-contained, self-powered portable LED Sign trailer

  • NEW WindowVision™ - the latest concept in storefront marketing.

are always available for you to compare.

We invite you to also observe all other types of signage, viewing them up close as well as from a distance, under varying light conditions (and stay out of the weather while doing so!)

  • Channel letter signs, both neon and LED lighted.

  • Letterlites™ channel letter signs.

  • Twinkling Letterlites™ channel letter signs.

  • SpectraLites™ Color-changing channel letter signs.

  • Reverse channel letter signs.

  • Cloud signs.

  • Raceways and wireways.

  • Channel letter signs with backplates.

  • Cabinet signs, fluorescent, HID, or LED lighted.

  • Computer-controlled full-color, programmable, building lighting.

  • Storefront Lighting.

  • Wall-wash back-lighting for all types of signs.

  • SpectraLites™ Color-changing lighting.

  • Facade Lighting.

  • Neon and LED building accent lighting.

  • Neon color selection.

  • Brighter Signs™ neon.

  • SolarBrite™ LED lighting.

  • LED color selection.

  • Pinlights™ signs.

  • Pylon signs.

  • Pole signs.

  • Masonry Monument signs.

  • Wall-wash back-lighting for all types of signs.

  • Routed sign faces for all types of signs.

  • Digitally printed and cut vinyl decorated sign faces for all types of signs.

  • Acrylic-faced signs.

  • Lexan®-faced signs.

  • Flex-faced cabinet signs.

  • Push-thru lettering.

  • Pin-mounted letters.

  • Acrylic and Lexan color selection.

  • Vinyl color selection

  • PMS color selection.

  • Paint color selection (32,807 colors.)

  • Free Grand Opening Package.

  • ...and more.

Will your Sodium Vapor or Metal Halide parking lot lights affect the colors of your sign at night?  How visible will your pylon sign’s border neon be during the day?  Should you consider PinLights™, LetterLites™, SpectraLites™, or Trembler™ signsBrighter Signs™ neon or SolarBrite™ LED lighting for channel letter signsFluorescent or HID lighting for your monument sign?  Do Daylight or Cool White fluorescents make your sign’s colors look best?  What are the differences between a flex-faced, a Lexan™, and an acrylic-faced sign cabinet?

How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day?  Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored?  Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall?  Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?

Don't buy a sign from a drawing, a slick website, or photo-shopped pictures, when you can actually see and compare real signs.

Live Demonstrations of Signage Features


  • Sunsational™ Engineering

  • NASA's Ceramic Vacuum Microsphere Coating

  • Solarguard™ Protective Coatings

  • Signlux™ Paint Systems

  • Solar Finishes™ Bright Reflective White

  • Lumabrite™

  • Vandal-Resistant Coatings

  • Flexible Sign Face Installation Methods

No one else can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage.

Your business will be better because you do.

If you don't visit it could cost you thousands in sales every year.

Your business will be better because you do. Can you afford not to?

"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign.  I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong.  My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings.  It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom.  If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster.  I would have wasted a lot of money."

Cecil Drake, Drake Communications

Free Gift for Visiting Sign Manufacturing's Showroom

Showroom Specials


Sometimes it really pays to shop.

As an additional enticement to coax you into our showroom, and also smooth our manufacturing flow, we periodically have limited Specials only available "in-store;" even unannounced to our sales team.

They are based on opportunities in our production scheduling.  If we tell our salespeople in advance they collectively sell too many, causing other problems!

Specials are always for a specific type of custom-built sign with a large variety of available options, but a very limited quantity, and first-come-first-served.

Guaranteed Highest Quality...

Guaranteed Lowest Price™


As detailed below, and on the pages that follow, everything will be done to make your sign look better, and last longer...Guaranteed.

Allen Signs Manufacturing Corporation also guarantees that our price will be the lowest price you can obtain on the products described in this website; now or anytime during the next 90 days.

If you are offered a lower price by someone else we will match that lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.

"Fifteen years ago you made a lighted sign for me.  It STILL looks new, but finally needs electrical service..."

Lawrence Badger, M.D.

Cost and Pricing Information


We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.

Interested in the concept of Monument signs, but unfamiliar with their cost?

Click on the "Cost" tab above to obtain general pricing and cost information on various sizes and types of Monument signs.

Use our Lease Cost Calculator™ to estimate YOUR lease cost, and our Sign Cost Calculator™ to estimate your after-tax cash-purchase sign cost.  They are located on our "Cost" page.  Or, ask our salesperson to run the numbers for you.

When you do so notice how dealing directly with the manufacturer can potentially save you additional dollars in sales/use taxes!

The detailed construction and installation information below, and to the left, is very important in developing aAllen Signs Mfg's Monument Sign sign that will accomplish your goals.

Illuminated Monument SignPlease contact us to develop an exact plan to meet your particular needs - for free (see our "Design Center" page!)

Our professional staff will usually have exact quotations, and exact scale drawings of your signs installed on your building or property ready for you the same day we meet with you.  (Much faster than the 2 1/2 week average in our industry.)

If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are ready.

Click our "Customers & Photos" tab on our "About Us" page to view a partial list of our customers, photos of their signs, and comments.

"Look at that sign, it's like made out of plastic!"

Jon Taffer, Host of Bar Rescue

"If they put that little effort into their sign, I'd hate to see what they put in their food."

Nick Liberato, Celebrity Chef and Owner/Operator of Calidelphia Catering0

"...but look at that sign, it only faces one way! They're turning their back on 13,000 cars every day!"

Jon Taffer, Host of Bar Rescue

You May Qualify for a "BETTER THAN FREE" Sign


Dependent on your location, Allen Signs Manufacturing may be able to offer you INCOME from a FREE pole, pylon, monument sign, or electronic message center.

Contact us for exciting details!

Why Buy Factory-Direct from a State-Licensed Company?


Why not buy from a Sign Dealer (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store?)

Baylor Hospital Monument SignWould you give a car dealer $10,000 and tell him to buy you the best car he can for the money, sight unseen (or from a drawing?)  Don’t you think you would get the car that made him the most?

Do you think you could meet your needs asking for the cheapest car he can buy?

Why would a sign dealer (sign broker or sign store) be any different?  Remember, they are merely buying a sign from a manufacturer to resell to you, usually to resemble a drawing, making the most money they can.

You need to know ALL of the details on how your sign will be manufactured, and how it will be installed.  It needs to meet YOUR needs, not the seller’s profit goals.  What is he telling the manufacturer you don't need?

Believing “...a sign is a sign” gets you a Yugo instead of a Cadillac.  Remember the Yugo?  They didn’t last very long, either.

Also, most sign dealers, sign brokers and sign stores cannot legally install or service an electric sign.  Ask to see their license.

Ask to see a manufacturer's license also.  A few are not licensed to do electrical work, either, they also have to hire other companies to install the signs they make.

Now, who provides the warranty?  The manufacturer, the installer, the salesman, anyone?  If the sign was installed illegally do you think they'll honor their warranty?  Did they REALLY obtain your City sign permit?  Is the sign even safe?

As a large, both UL and ETL listed manufacturer, our name is on all our signs.  Just like you, we can't afford to have a bad sign destroy our business.  We have to care.  Particularly with our LIFETIME* warranty.

Summary - Monument Signs In a Nutshell


 

The Special Features and Benefits of Allen Signs Manufacturing's Monument Signs

Lasting Quality – Your Sign will ALWAYS look good to potential customers

 

Special Features and Benefits of doing business with Allen Signs Manufacturing

  • Guaranteed Highest Quality...Guaranteed Lowest Price™ - We manufacture the best signs, for the lowest price.
  • Lifetime* Warranty – Saves you money forever.
  • Product Liability Insurance – Protects you and your customers forever.
  • Deposit Insurance – Your money is protected even if we were to default.
  • Established 1979 – We back our claims.
  • Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
  • Eleven Person On-Location Sales Team – At your location to help you anytime we are needed.
  • Sign Showroom – Don’t buy a sign from a drawing when you can see the real thing.
  • State Licensed Electrical Sign Contractor – We know our business and do our job.
  • State Licensed Electrical Contractor – We know electricity.
  • Trained QualityCertifiedSigns™ Technicians – We understand quality.
  • We Actually Manufacture the Signs – Single-source responsibility.
  • Full-Service Sign Company – We manufacture, install, and service all signs; ours and others.  Seven cranes/bucket trucks to 80' reach.  Seven installation/service crews.
  • Electronic LED Sign Experts – Because we manufacture them, we also know how to fix them all.
  • Five Different Payment Options – Cash, Credit Card, Conserve Your Nest Egg™, Signs on Time™ Lease (with Zero Down option) and Pay as You Grow Lease/Purchase™
  • Delayed-Deposit Billing™ - Significantly reduced initial billing to help you control your cash-flow.
  • Free Grand Opening Package - We want you to be successful; here's another way we're helping. A free "Coming Soon" and "Grand Opening" banner with your name on it, and free "store" hours lettered on your door.

Construction


Frisco, TexasFor strength, durability, and appearance your illuminated signs will be constructed of aluminum (#3003, H14 - not the "soft" aluminum used by some) covering a welded structural-steel inner frame.

Large metal areas will be reinforced to prevent "oil-canning".

The structural-steel frame inside the sign is separately painted before the skins are installed; important to prevent rust stains later.

We commonly build Monument signs with real and artificial brick, stone, and stucco exterior finishes.  View our "Bricks & Masonry" page, tabbed to the left.

Welded aluminum monument sign under constructionOur signs are properly engineered to withstand the winds of North Texas (100 m.p.h.); signs attached to poles are welded, not bolted, in place.

Certified Welding


We employ Certified Welders.  Horizontal, vertical, and overhead.

We are virtually the only sign company in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex employing certified welders.

The Importance of Sign Thickness


Oak Cliff, TexasThe thickness of a sign does more than impart a more prominent importance to a sign, it affects the graphics.

The minimum allowable thickness of a sign depends on the type of internal lighting and the type and size of the sign face.Lewisville, Texas

Lighting and sign face types will be discussed later.

The larger the sign face the thicker a properly made sign cabinet must be.

It is very important that the sign be thick enough that the lighting in the sign does not show as “hot spots” or “zebra striping” on the face of your sign.  Either of these makes your sign look “cheap” no matter what its cost.  In some instances these can be so bad that a sign is not readable at night.  You’ve seen them.

FREE ESTIMATESAll of this makes the use of extruded aluminum sign frames problematic in building a quality sign, to say nothing about a strong sign (no structural steel inner frame) since extrusions are only available for limited cabinet depths; however some sign companies continue to attempt to do so.  Signs Manufacturing does not use extruded cabinets precisely for these reasons.

Dallas, TexasWe calculate what is required to make a proper and impressive sign for you, and then we build it.

It is more expensive to do the job right, but what is the value of a “cheap” sign that gives potential customers a negative impression of your business?

The Importance of Retainer Width


Equally important to the appearance of the sign is the width of the retainer (the ring of metal around the sign face that covers the mechanism that holds the sign face in the cabinet.)MULTI-TENANT MONUMENT SIGN

This border plays a very important role in the apparent quality of your sign, and both size and color must be considered in the overall design.

Monument, Lewisville, TexasThis makes the use of pre-made extruded aluminum sign frames undesirable.

Tabs to other components of a Monument sign are listed down the left side of this page.

Be sure to select the tab "Sign Buyer's Check List" to the left.  This is a tool for your use to insure that quotations you receive are for the same sign!  Insist that your bidders check-mark each line, then sign the document when they give you their quote.

If you know all the details of the sign you wish to purchase, and desire to buy it right now, click the following link to go to our online Monument Sign Purchase Page.

Free Factory Tour


Come and see the array of equipment and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good signs.

Contact a sales consultant to arrange a plant tour. 

State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service


We are a full-service sign company.  We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs for our customers as well as other sign companies.  We provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.

State Sign and Electrical License Numbers:  TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.

Quality Certified Signs Technician Q-Check logoOur technicians are also Quality Certified Signs™ certified.   (Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.)

OVER 60,000 SIGNS MANUFACTURED AND INSTALLEDWe serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey, Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar, Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell, Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison, Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson, Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego, Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger, Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake, Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls, Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.

ZIP Codes 75001 thru 76958.

Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and 972.

Serving Collin, Cook, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Titus, Van Zandt, Wood, and Wise Counties in Texas.

We also have signs in 43 different states, and 6 other nations.

Literature


Sunburst Dsiplays Balanced Array Brochure

LED Signs

 Full-Color and Monochrome

Guide to Channel Letter Signs

Lighted 3D Channel Letter Signs

Guide to Wall Cabinet Signs

Wall Cabinet Signs

Guide to Pole or Pylon Signs

Pole Signs and/or

Pylon Signs

Guide to Monument Signs

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