Exterior signage is hard. There are so many technical details to consider before designing and choosing an end product that will achieve your client’s goals. From wall condition to electrical locations to whip lengths to staging locations. This list will save you time by not forgetting the details.
Know your wall area, local zoning regulations to calculate the size of the sign and set back. Helpful reminders for sign allowance, fees, and quantities requested by your client. So you can take all this information back and make sure that your client’s wants, fit with the local code. OR have this information figured out before your meeting, I bet your competitor didn’t think of that.
The condition and access of the wall/building is very important to your signage options. If there is no access behind your install location, a race-way to hide your power supply is ideal. If there is sufficient access the wall is your oyster, design away (within code, of course).
Identify location and supply details while on site (no need for a second trip). Ensure whip length fits the project and the power control setting is what the client wants.
The installation crew needs specific information for an efficient install including installation location, elevations for mounting height, staging areas, and wall access.
We worked with veteran sales expert Bryce Carlson in Iowa City, Iowa to compile this detailed checklist. Then we had some “newer” (3−5 year sales experts) review to make sure we covered everything. Our goal is to help make your job easier and be here to help whenever you need it.
“This would be helpful now, not just for when I was a new rep.” Justin Hart, ASI Nebraska
“This is great! I usually forget one of these things so this would be a huge help.” Justin Halverson, ASI Colorado
We hope this tool helps you. When you cover these items with your client early, it makes it easier for everyone involved to expedite the design, production, and installation phases of any exterior signage.