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Does My Sign Company Have a UL Certification?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The first question is – what is UL? UL approval is a mark seen on your sign. It means the manufacturer has an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. UL focuses primarily on safety. UL conducts testing to a set standard related to design, electrical safety, and structural integrity.

Your need signs with the UL mark for three reasons:IMG_1528.jpg

  1. All the local cities require UL to issue a permit or use the sign. You might be able to purchase a sign from China or other country, but these are not usable in the US. They don’t comply and can not be UL Marked after the fact. It is possible the foreign factory can get a UL Certification, but it is expensive
  2. Signs with a UL mark are built and inspected for safety. Signage with UL approval is insurance that safety problems won’t arise.
  3. A UL mark is a sign of product quality. Signage manufacturers that take the time and expense to get UL Certification are serious companies that care about quality and your safety.

A sign company with UL Certification is building a product that is safe. It complies your city’s laws and ordinances. It is your assurance the product will preform as designs for many years, that you will not experience a rejection for the city during an audit, that it is not a fire hazard that drive up your insurance costs.

  • There are 2 ways sign company can comply: 1) They can buy from a UL Certified wholesaler or 2) They are a UL Certified Manufacturer
  • Does My Sign Company Have a UL Certification? Ask! It is a key question. The answer tells you a lot about the quality of the company you are buying from.

At Signs for San Diego we are UL Certified and make your sign to the highest standards. We take the time and effort to insure your safety and build a quality product. Want to know more? Contact us

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Topics: Underwriter Labs, UL Marked, neon signs, UL Certified, UL Approved

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