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Vista Royalodge and monument signs by signs for san diego

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to homes the place is everything.  Vista Royalodge is a great place to call home! Vista Royalodge has all the benefits of home-ownership without the maintenance and property taxes. There is a pool a club house and a location just off a major street with shops, churches and a range of restaurants close by. No wonder this is a top choice for seniors in Vista. and the way they find Vista Royal Lodge is with their monument sign.


There were two problems Vista Royalodge asked Signs for San Diego to solve:

 Monument signThe first was an older monument sign that had a water stained map. They needed something clean and water resistant. We thought about this for some time and came up with a plan. The plan was to salvage this and make it work with the character of the area. We wanted to use as little wood as we could. We wanted the restoration to be as water resistant as possible. The face is layered – the first layer is DiBond. DiBond is Aluminum clad plastic. It is impact resistant, water resistant and used in outdoor signage on buildings – a good choice for the base. We redesigned the area map to fit the space and printed this on vinyl then laminated it with a UV resistance clear laminate that protects the map from both water and the sun.  On top of this we 

Finished monument signplaced acrylic as the final layer. This is the face of the sign.  Behind this we originally minimized the wood, but found it was not solid enough. We came up with a series of supports that let us screw the face in with stainless steel screws (no rust possible, structurally sound) on the back we used MDO. (Medium Density Overlay). This is a standard weather resistance plywood.  This was calked and sealed. The result is a tight, clean sign.

The second problem was a sign right at the entrance. Vista Royalodge 

Monument Sign


ed a matching entry sign.  They had this built and painted – then they needed the letters.  These needed to match the letters from the first side. It turns out there was a very good decision made a number of years ago.

These letters were plastic and they were made by the Gemini Letters company.  They are still very much in business andmaking the same letters. We ordered these out including a replacement letter for the old sign and they were exactly the same as the originals. Using a pattern we drilled holes and carefully mounted each letter into he new sign and the result is here 

Vista Royalodge offers some great advantages. It is a great place to live. It is affordable, and it has the advantages of home ownership without many of the burdens. Vista Royalodge is a perfect setup for retirees, it is a quiet, clean and enjoyable place.


We were happy to be asked to help Vista Royalodge. They have solved the 2 problems with us. If you have a project we would like to help you too. Please give us a call.


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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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