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How did they do that? Signs and Banners up high.

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 6, 2014 6:19:00 AM

Signs for San Diego installs and maintains all types of signs.  Most of these are on walls and near the ground, but not all.  So what can be done when signs are needed up high?

Signs for San Diego does full service and repair. We work on lights, sign faces, pole banners and other repairs up high. Many buildings have the numbered address on the upper edge on the building.  Many lighted letters (Channel Letters) are mounted high above the ground. Have lights mounted on your building or on poles – We can usually get to these.  Have a great series of windows that overlooks a busy highway or road?  We can reach those and mount vinyl on that glass for a dramatic effect.Building Sign serviced by a bucket truck

We use a bucket truck as an efficient and fast way to reach these places. It is a way to bring expertise to the sign. The work is often as simple as changing a light, replacing a face, cleaning a sign, but getting there is a problem for the customer. We can bring out truck to your site and “get it done”!

The bucket truck is a neat tool.  The truck is a heavy piece of equipment – this weight is important to act as a counter balance to the lift as it reaches out.  It uses a hydraulic rams to lift the arm and lift a bucket. It has a rotating table to move clockwise and counter clockwise.  The boom is really a tube in tube method with a chain to extend the inner boom away from the outer boom.  These 3 ways allow us to move up and down, side to side and extend in and out. We can rotate about 330 degrees, lift from a negative 15 degrees to a straight up 90 degrees and from 15 feet to 30 feet.  

There are other ways to reach up. Ladders are the most common, but they are not effective for poles. Also a ladder is very restrictive at higher locations. It can be “exciting” at 15 or 20 feet and even more above 20 feet.  A scissor lift is very common in industrial buildings. This devices can reach up to ceilings and are great for changing lights, servicing fire suppression systems and work on ceilings, but these are poor on un level ground. They are rarely used outside because it is rare to find concrete pads that are level and even outside. There are skyjacks, these are basically the same sort of lift as a bucket truck, but they are not licensed for the road – They are slow and must be delivered to the site.  The bucket truck is basically the best way to reach these building sign locations.Using a bucket truck for a pole sign

The bucket truck is the ultimate “ladder”. We can reach up about 30 feet if we can park directly below your sign location. We can install or service your building signs and pole banners. Have a place needing service up high?  Give us a call and lets see what we can do!!!


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