Installation Tips

Hanson Sign Companies Installation Tips for quality Dimensional signage.

Our signs come with a 1-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Please be aware – Damage caused by failure to utilize proper installation hardware and techniques will void our warranty as well as affect the long term stability, durability, and appearance of your sign. If you are not familiar with installing Redwood, Cedar and Signfoam / H.D.U., we urge you to use an experienced installer.

Please consider the following when installing a dimensional sign:

  • Always pre-drill and countersink holes for fasteners prior to inserting.
  • Do not over-tighten fasteners.
  • Use fasteners that are corrosion resistant – Stainless steel, galvanized, brass, etc.
  • Use silicone adhesive or 2-part epoxy in pre-drilled holes for fasteners in H.D.U.
  • Avoid installing screws or lag-bolts through the face of the sign. Use ample mounting brackets or studs instead, depending on your application.
  • When installing a hanging sign, we recommend extended hanging bars as opposed to eye-bolts… especially with Signfoam / H.D.U.
  • Use fasteners & hardware with ample size & strength to support/secure your sign.

If you have any questions regarding the installation of your sign, please contact your
salesperson to discuss your project.

Remember: Hanson Sign Companies offers brackets, studs, and hardware for dimensional signs. In many cases, you can order signs and posts ready to assemble out of the box.

Tips for Installation of Routed Letters and Logos

You have many options when it comes to the installation of your signs. Hanson Sign Companies offers 3M™ VHB™ Tape as one of those options. 3M™ VHB™ Tape offers unparalleled adhesive power. We also offer studs, pads, and push-thru individual letters and logos.

Studs, Pads, and Push-Thru

Studs and Pads

Studs and Pads

Stud Mount Installation Instructions

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Stud Mount Installation Instructions

Wall Plaque Installation Instructions

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Wall Plaque Install

Illuminated Cabinets: Installation

UL SIGN CABINET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

(Single-Sided Wall Mounts)

  • Uncrate/unwrap sign cabinet. Inspect for damage.
  • Remove vertical side retainer using slot-tip screwdriver or ¼” hex-head bit.
  • Carefully remove face by sliding out of cabinet.
  • Drill out white alum. backing behind desired alum. bracket mounting holes.
  • Mark & drill holes (on mounting surface) for support bolts and electrical supply lines.
  • Mount cabinet to wall using 3/8″ to ½” bolts.
  • Connect electrical supply lines according to NEC, local electrical codes and in accordance with UL article 600 of the National Electric Code. This includes proper grounding and bonding of the sign. Final hook-up should be connected by a qualified, licensed electrician.
  • Remove electrical tape from lamps in sockets.
  • Test electric, re-insert face and re-install vertical retainer.
  • Questions? Call Hanson Sign Companies (800.522.2009)

UL SIGN Double-Sided CABINET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

(Between Poles, Hanging or Monument Applications)

  • Uncrate & unwrap sign cabinet. Inspect for shipping damage(s).
  • Remove vertical side retainer using slot-tip screwdriver or ¼” hex-head bit.
  • Carefully remove 1-face by sliding out of cabinet.
  • Mark & drill holes for posts or hanging hardware and electrical supply lines. We recommend this be done by a professional, experienced installer.
  • Connect electrical supply lines according to NEC, local electrical codes and in accordance with UL article 600 of the National Electric Code. This includes proper grounding and bonding of the sign. Final electrical connections should be performed by a qualified, licensed electrician.
  • Remove electrical tape from lamps in sockets.
  • Test electric, re-insert face and re-install retainer.
  • Questions? Call Hanson Sign Companies (800.522.2009)