With channel letters, you can be seen from blocks away. There’s no better way to get noticed than with a sign that stands out in the crowd.
With our quality and affordable options for all budgets, we can help your business get noticed. Whether you need high-quality signage or a signage solution within your budget, we’ve got you covered.
With more than five decades of experience, workmanship and with a dynamic team, Advance Signs and Awnings produces high-quality exterior and interior signage. We’ve helped many customers attract the attention they needed to thrive their brand and business with custom signs and awnings that we design and fabricate.
A Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certified shop will ensure that your sign meets the latest safety and quality standards.
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– Durable aluminum alloy 5052 construction;
– Standard +090 gauge faces with .063 returns;
– Sizes up to 48” by 120” in one piece
MIG welded returns;
– Brushed, painted face and returns or anodized finish options.
It can be halo lit or non-illuminated and the face is trimless. You can choose brushed faces and a variety of colour finishing.
With non-corrosive fasteners, the letters are attached directly to the building façade. With direct mount channel letters, the power source and electrical wiring are housed behind the bulkhead wall or façade. Verify that drilling more than a few holes on the wall is approved by your landlord.
Most landlords and property management companies require that channel letter signs be installed in raceways, metal boxes that hold all the wiring and the power supply for the individual letters. The raceway is usually painted to colour match the wall.
In this type of installation, the letters are halo-lit to produce a glowing effect. Electrical wiring and power supplies can either be hidden behind a bulkhead or behind an optional backer cabinet.
Signage is an integral part of your business development, and a high-quality sign can have an impact on your business and its image. So which type should you choose?
Choose the best height for your signage
Calculations based on an externally (or naturally) lit sign with all up per case Helvetic letters utilizing optimal negative space. Factors that may affect required letter size are: colour scheme, font selection, traffic and weather conditions, or sign standoff.
Find here the most common questions for channel letters
1) What are the advantages of Channel letters?
- Modern Look
- Dimensional feel
- Highly customizable
- Low maintenance
2) Why Choose channel letters?
With Channel letters, you have endless customization options. They can be front-lit, halo-lit, side-lit, and can be made with various materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic, etc. Your signage works 24/7 to bring you business so you need to choose wisely what represents your products and brand.
3) How much do channel letters cost?
4) Do I need a permit?
Any type of exterior signage requires a sign permit in most cities. Read more about getting a permit here.
5) Do I need an electrician?
6) Can you ship anywhere?
7) Can I install it myself?
8) Can you recover my existing channel letter?
9) How big can you make my sign?
10) What is the payment process?
11) How long does it take to manufacture and install?
12) Can my sign turn On/Off by itself?
You have the option to install a Fotosensor or Timer. The Fotosensor will operate based on the exterior lighting and the Timer will operate according to the time you set. These features are not included in the price of the sign.
13) Are there grants or subsidies for awnings?
Here are all the answers to your permitting questions.
A sign bylaw and sign permit process are intended to ensure businesses have equal and fair opportunities to advertise and promote while preserving the aesthetics of the community. A sign permit is required prior to a sign being constructed, moved, altered, placed or repaired in City limits.
A sign permit is required prior to any new signage; or alteration, or relocation of existing signage. The permit fee for new business signs located on a building (wall sign) is waived if you apply for it within 2 weeks of receiving Business License approval.
To obtain a sign permit, applicants need to submit an application with the requested drawings and appropriate fees to the Development Services Department at City Hall.
1) When do I need a permit?
Anytime you install new signage or awning on the exterior, you will be required a sign permit from the City.
2) Where can I find more information?
We have compiled a list of the most common questions and steps here on our website. There is always more information available on the website of your city or municipality. For Winnipeg, you can look at this link: Winnipeg Permits Portal
3) Do you take care of the permit process?
4) What’s an encroachment?
5) How can I get an engineer's stamp on my plan?
6) Do I need an electrical permit?
7) What happens if the Sign Permit is not approved?
8) Can I apply for the permit?
9) Do I need my landlord’s approval?
LEDS THAT LAST
A channel letter sign’s performance depends heavily on LEDs. Advance Signs carefully selects the LED brands for all its signs. They come with 5-year warranties from the world’s leading manufacturers.