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Monument sign faces may need to be changed out for many different reasons. They are outdoors so they can get damaged from the weather or other outside forces, or they may need to be updated with new information over time. We did a refurbishment for this monument sign in Goleta, California that was for an office building. They had ideas for a new design as they wanted to give the sign a more modern look. The old sign faces were removed and the sign itself was repainted. We added new backer panels and dimensional letters for the tenants, and new dimensional letters for the address.

The black backer panels were made from .060 aluminum that was powder coated and mounted spaced off of the monument sign by 1″ using aluminum angle frames. The dimensional letters for the address were made from 1/2″ thick brushed aluminum. The characters were routed from a 1/2″ thick sheet of brushed aluminum and mounted directly into the monument sign with studs and 1 1/2″ spacers.

The dimensional letters for the tenant names were also made from 1/2″ thick brushed aluminum, but they were spaced off of the backer panel by 1/2″ instead of 1 1/2″ because the backer panels were already spaced off of the sign by 1″. This way, the address and the tenant names will be spaced off at the same distance.

The only letters we did not make from aluminum was “SYSTEMS” in Abaco Systems. This was due to the size of the letters. Smaller letters have thinner stroke and need to be made from a thinner material so we used 1/8″ thick acrylic that we powder coated to match the color of the rest of the letters and they were flush mounted as opposed to stud mounted with spacers. In order to mount using spacers, letters need to be stud mounted, and acrylic needs to be at least 3/8″ thick in order to be stud mounted.