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Are you buying your ADA signs from a distributor or a manufacturer?

Posted by Frank Murch | Jun 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to buying ADA signs, do you feel you are in the dark? It is difficult to look at a company selling ADA signs and know what you are getting. That is because most companies selling ADA signs aren't making them in-house. When choosing a company to purchase these signs from, the first step is to determine if you are buying from a distributor or a manufacturer. There are obvious differences, but a few that are more subtle. These include:

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Topics: ADA, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Signs San Marcos CA

Brushed Aluminum ADA Signs

Posted by Frank Murch | May 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When people think about ADA signs many think about a sanitary blue plastic sign with white letters. There are a lot of these around and they look….sanitary and cheap. With real-estate costs and rents sky high in the San Diego region, many property owners, managers and builders want to make their properties as attractive as possible. This justifies the rents better, it retains tenants and creates a better impression. For a small amount more brushed metal is much much more attractive. The reason most building owners order plastic is because they view the blue plastic as the generic choice. This is a mistake.

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, Brushed Aluminum ADA Signs

Need ADA signs for a retail build out?

Posted by Frank Murch | Mar 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

High Quality Tenant Finish Outs are fast and complex. Selecting the perfect spot for the business is only the first step. The next part, the tenant finish must match the vision. The layout, the fixtures, the colors and the finish need to support the success of the business. Whether it’s a Law Firm, A Doctor’s / Dentist’s office, A Restaurant, a Specialty Shop or a Custom Boutique, everything is about the tenant finish. Designing and building a highly functional, attractive interior space to support your success is not easy. In many cases you are adding or removing walls, building offices, conference rooms and bathrooms, painting, installing light fixtures, and ADA Signs. But every step falls a little further behind. At the end you need a set of good looking signs, and with no time, small numbers and an inspector on the way, it is hard to find a maker to do the work.

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, Where ADA Signs are required

Certificate of Occupancy and ADA signs

Posted by Frank Murch | Mar 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When a builder or remodeler starts a job, there is a lot of time to get everything done. Slowly, step by step the project falls a little behind. At the end, the building is almost done, the contract may have penalty clauses that are close at hand and there are a couple of overlooked trades that have not been scheduled. The infamous ones are the elevator, the paint and the signs. At Signs for San Diego we make ADA signs in-house. There are a lot of advantages with this. Advantages you can use to get the signs up and the CoO (Certificate of Occupancy) on time and done right.

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, Mounting ADA Signs

How to Get a Perfect Score on an ADA Inspection Test

Posted by Juliane Snowden | Aug 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

As more and more buildings are being constructed, they are being built so that they can accommodate towards the disabled. With that being said, all buildings go through a test. Even signs for the disabled, which are more commonly known as ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) signs, get tested as well. So here is a study guide to make sure your ADA signs pass the inspection.

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Topics: ADA, ADA Signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA requirements, cheat sheet for the ADA signs

ADA compliance and Your School

Posted by Frank Murch | May 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

There is a growing problem of "drive by" law suits involving ADA signs. The Florida Legislature is working on laws to steam lawsuits involving the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). These Lawsuits have doubled in the last six years. There is an entire industry around finding and exploiting violations. Are you safe?

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ADA Signs Materials

Posted by Frank Murch | Dec 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM

ADA Signs are commonly made of plastics, but that is not the only choice. Do you know what is available? There are many materials, but you should know this 3 substrate materials and a little about the colors and materials used for rasters (the bumps used in Braille).

Plastics: Companies like Gravograph, Gemini and RowMark make full lines of plastics for the substrate and the applique. They are readily available and easy to work with. The finish is the correct matte surface and the colors contrast well. Using these families of plastics is common and very convenient.

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs San Clemente CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, Restroom signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA

ADA Signage Colors

Posted by Frank Murch | Dec 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When is comes to ADA Signs, no colors are specified, but there are a few hints. The finish must be a non-glare or matte finish, specifically mentioned is egg shell.

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Topics: ADA Signs, ADA Signs San Marcos CA, ADA Signs Oceanside CA, ADA Signs Escondido CA, ADA Signs Vista CA, Restroom signs, ADA Signs Carlsbad CA, ADA Signs San Clamente CA, ADA Signs Dana Point CA

Would you fail ADA Sign inspection?

Posted by Frank Murch | Dec 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Did your ADA sign fail inspection? Many designers view ADA as a building code. It is really a civil rights law. These are two different things. Building inspectors and Planning review and sign off on plans using interpretations of the law and local policies. Buildings, Architects and Designers think the project is compliant because it passes. The reality is there can be ADA issues resulting in a lawsuit. This can start small like the lack of accessible parking, railings are not compliant or signs are wrong.

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