Category Archives: Sign Repair

Should You Replace Or Repair Your Broken Signage?

4335184955_a3400bea08_zLike everything else at your business, signage requires maintenance. Over time it gets covered in dirt and dust, damaged by weather and customers, or simply wears out after constant use. When this happens, it is important to take steps immediately. Ineffective signage is a huge obstacle for your business, and you may be loosing customers both new and old because they are not understanding what your signage is trying to tell them.

When signage wears down, you have two options: replace the signs or repair them. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to consider a number of different factors before you make your choice. Use this simple guide to help you decide.


Consider repairing your signs under the following circumstances.

  • They have been recently purchased
  • The cost of repairs is minimal
  • You can do the repairs yourself
  • You can get by without your sign for an unknown period of time
  • Your business is known for signature signage that can’t be replaced
  • You have a compelling reason to double down on the signage you already have.

There are maintenance experts that can repair print, painted, and electronic signs, provided they have not been too damaged. If you are considering repairing your signs, seek out their expertise first. Also, if you do not have any experience working on electronic signs, don’t try to do the maintenance yourself. You risk damaging the sign even further and injuring yourself in the process.


In many cases, replacement proves to be a better option than repair. Consider these factors.

  • Is the cost of replacement less than or equivalent to repair?
  • Does your existing signage look old or shabby?
  • Have you been wanting to update your marketing messages and rebrand your business?
  • Have maintenance issues with old signs become a waste of time and money?
  • Are you aware of the new signage options available to you?
  • Do you have any ideas for custom signage?

Remember, too, that newer types of signs that incorporate neon or LED lights simply work better than older styles of signage. An electronic sign that glows, produces color and possible even movement is impossible to miss no matter what the conditions are like outside. It is worth it to consider replacement simply because it creates new opportunities for your business.

Choosing between repairs and replacement is not an easy process, but it is important that you take steps quickly to get signage back in your windows. Regardless of whether you need the help of maintenance experts, or access to a vast inventory of new signs, All Neon Signs has got you covered. Our technicians have the experience and expertise to fix signage problems both large and small. We also sell neon and LED signs, and can even make you a customized sign. If you are debating what to do about damaged old signs, contact one of our representatives, and let them answer your questions and guide you through your options.

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Protecting and Repairing Your Electric Signs

8410163194_173b313ab2_zProtecting and Repairing Your Electric Signs

As a business owner, you understand the importance of regular maintenance. You have the floors mopped, the displays organized, and the windows washed on a regular basis. But do you pay the same amount of attention to your signage? For the same reasons you purchased signage in the first place, you need to keep it maintained. Otherwise, it may be overlooked.

There are simple steps you can take to keep your LED signs running longer, and to avoid common hazards. With the winter stretching before us, and nasty weather surely coming down the pipeline, now is the time to start taking sign maintenance seriously. Take these steps to ensure that your LED signs make it through the winter.

Unplug Your Signs

There are some signs you may want to keep on 24 hours a day if you think they will attract customers. But if you have signs on the walls inside your store, or an “Open” sign in the front window, unplug them at the end of the day. Even when they are turned off they draw a small amount of power. This boosts your electric bill, and it puts a little extra wear on the sign each night.

Position Your Signs Strategically

The location of your sign is important from a marketing standpoint, but also from a maintenance standpoint. No matter where you place your sign, make sure that the power source is protected from the elements. If you have signs in your front windows and you known that a major storm is one the way, take them down on the off chance that a window breaks. Similarly, if you have outdoor signs that can easily be taken down, move them inside before severe weather hits.

Prepare for Power Outages

Wintertime power outages are not common, but they are hardly rare either. Your LED sign will not be damaged if the power suddenly goes out, but you may want to have a backup power supply in place. Think about how the loss of your electric signage will affect your business when weighing your options. It can be a welcome courtesy to your customers to be able to tell them you are temporarily closed and why.

Wipe Your Signs Down

This is a maintenance step you should take year round. Occasionally run a cotton cloth over the surface of the LED sign to removed accumulated dust and grime. Make sure that you do not use water, detergent, or harsh scrubbers. If you have ice build up on one of your signs, take it inside, and wait for the ice to melt.

One of the major advantages of LED signage is that it generally requires very little maintenance. The bulbs last for tens of thousands of hours, and the units are made to be durable. If you do ever have a problem, however, All Neon Signs offers a one year warranty on all of our signs. If you experience any problems beyond the first year, we would be happy to arrange to have your sign serviced by an experienced professional.

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