What is the Typical Cost of Sign Renovation?
UPGRADING YOUR BRAND
What is the typical cost of sign renovation? Although there’s always a cost, investing in commercial renovation projects that include quality signage will definitely improve perceptions of your business or organization. For customers, renovations indicate store vitality and growth. For employees, working in a modernized and well-branded store can improve team building and generate more enthusiastic workers and job candidates. Signage plays a big role in remodeling and while updating stores may be costly, dollars invested in upgrading retail spaces and signs can dramatically increase the perceived value of your brand.
Replacing or upgrading signage can be challenging and requires many moving parts and pieces. Consult with custom electric sign companies who can advise you on the latest trends, approaches and strategies in retail sign renovation and find a reputable and reliable sign contractor who meets deadlines, is licensed and insured, and fully understands applicable sign codes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. (To help get you started, contact Holiday Signs!)
GOOD CONSULTANT NEEDED
Place yourself in the customer’s shoes to gather input about the shopping experience that can help with sign design and placement and convey these ideas to your sign consultant early on in the remodeling process. Choose a sign company that understands your construction team is serious about meeting deadlines to keep your remodeling project on track. Hiring a contractor who consistently meets deadlines, understands all the good-better-best options applicable for your project, and finishes your project on time and on budget is essential for minimizing costs.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Here are 10 sign renovations completed by Holiday Signs with approximate cost ranges to get you in the sign renovation budget ballpark. (If bolded, click on project names or pictures for links to detailed case studies.):
Budgets under $10,000-
- Capital Ale House: Renovated signage and custom awnings after change of restaurant ownership.
Budgets between $10,000 and $25,000-
- Augusta Health Outpatient Clinic: Converted former Blockbuster Video space to clinic.We created a set of channel letters and custom, back-lit awnings that wrapped three sides of the existing building.
- Eastern Mennonite University: Upgraded campus wayfinding signs. The old signs were faded and beaten up, and we replaced them with new designs that reflected their updated branding.
Budgets between $25,000 and $50,000-
- Franklin Federal Savings & Loan: Re-branded a previous bank building with a new brand. The project included enlarging a brick monument sign, plus creating several sets of channel letters and parking lot directional signs.
- Floor & Decor: We worked with the developer in renovating their new retail tenant’s main identification signs at a highly visible corner lot.
Budgets over $50,000-
- Roanoke Regional Airport: Completed interior wayfinding sign renovation as part of terminal building interior remodel.
- Rockwood Square Shopping Center: Renovated the main project identification signs and tenant signage at retail strip center.
- Towne Center West: Updated main shopping center identification sign with electronic message centers.
- Virginia Repertory Theater: Renovated historic theater entrance marquee.
- Altria Theater Marquees: Upgraded historic downtown theater signage to digital marquees.
*Some material above adapted from 7-15-2014 Quick Books feature by business writer, Bridgette Austin.