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Exterior Building Signs for the USMC

Posted by Frank Murch | Jun 2, 2015 9:15:00 AM


Exterior Building Signs are important for retail, industrial, government and military use. Exterior Building Signs identify the building, the occupant and the purpose. Normally Signs for San Diego highlights retail and industrial signs, Like Business Park Signs, but today we are showcasing a series of 4 unit signs on a US Marine Corp building. We  do a lot of government signs, for the state of California and the Federal government.Exterior Building Sign

The USMC is in a constraint state of change. The people develop quickly: ranks change, people get new jobs, new units, new buildings. The buildings may actually be more constant than any of the occupants. With these changes, the command structures the deployments, and functions all call for new signs.

Exterior building signs come in a variety of materials. Here are some of the more common ones:

-       DiBond – A composite material, it 3 layers of materials – two .012-inch aluminum bonded to a polyethylene core. It is durable, has no weathering, insect of rot potential. It is thin and can be routed

-       PVC – Poly Vinyl Chloride, This material can be thin or thick, but in the thicker types it is resistant to war page, weatherproof and can not suffer and bird, insect, rot or termite damage – It is great for letters and logos.Exterior Building Signs

-       MDO - Medium Density Overlay, This material is a plywood, but it has a smooth surface for sign faces. It is durable and commonly used for post and panel signs.

Signs for San Diego liked PVC for this application, because it comes in ½ thickness. It created the look and feel we were after to created a high quality Architectural Sign. This was done for the USMC Reserves, the 1st Civil Affairs Unit and the 2 BN investigative unit by us – Signs for San Diego.

We built the substrate, the design, the print, the lamination and the install

Need an exterior building sign. If the federal Government trusts us, maybe you can too!

 Contact us for a consultation


Topics: Exterior building signage Oceanside, Exterior building signage San Marcos, Exterior building signage Vista, Exterior building signage Carlsbad


Whether you need a channel letter set, a monument signs, ADA signs, wayfinding signs, lobby signs, or any other type of commercial building signage, we can help! Signs for San Diego is the best sign company for building signs.


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