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Aluminum is one of the most popular materials in the sign industry. That's probably not news to you. What may be news to you, though, is how it measures up to other materials! When compared to substrates like wood, plastic, and even most composite materials, aluminum outshines the competition, in more ways than one.

Aluminum is known for its strength and rigidity. Even though it is thin and incredibly lightweight, it's strong, and the thicker it is, the greater the panel strength. It comes in primarily 5 thicknesses, but three of them are most common. Thin, small signs (like real estate signage) are typically made with the .040 gauge thickness. Sturdier street signs, (like your neighborhood stop signs) are made with 0.063 or .080 gauge aluminum. When you need a sign material that is rock solid – one that won't split, warp, bow, or shatter. It even comes in reflective material, making it a safer choice when it comes to road or other safety signage.

For the level of sturdiness and longevity, you would expect this sign material to be one of the most expensive. It's not. In fact, it's one of the least expensive.

So next time when you're looking for a real estate, road safety or any sturdy sign, look no further and give us a call!

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