Four Reasons Why National Sign Companies Choose BSC Signs

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Four Reasons Why National Sign Companies Choose BSC Signs

If you’re a national or regional sign company looking for a local partner in Colorado for installs, we believe that BSC Signs is an excellent choice. Here are four reasons why national companies choose BSC as their “Go To” local installer.

Reason #1 — Trusted To Get the Job Done

BSC Signs has a proven track record of dependable, reliable, high quality installations. And don’t just take our word for it! Our Sign Search listing has over 50 five-star reviews. That’s by far the most reviews and highest rating of any sign company in Colorado. We also have a 4.8 out of 5 rating on Google. BSC Signs is a capable, well-established company with more than 30 employees and the resources to complete any project.

The highest recommendation we can receive is a national sign company that keeps coming back with more installs for us. We work with some of the largest companies in the business on high profile projects for well-known brands.

We’ve worked on installations for many major brands, including BOK Financial, Jack in the Box, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Chase, Firehouse Subs, and many more.

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Reason #2 — Licensed and Local

When you hire a local sign company for your national install project, you want a reputable partner with a solid local presence. BSC Signs was established in 1999 and is one of the leading full-service sign companies in the state. We are a licensed sign contractor in more than 60 cities, counties, and municipalities throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming. The majority of our work is done in Denver Metro, Boulder, Aurora, and Colorado Springs. If you need local sign code expertise for your project, we have a highly experienced permitting technician who can help.

BSC Signs is fully insured to work on projects in any location, including major shopping centers, and our employees are cleared to work in high-security environments.

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Reason #3 — Tools of the Trade

BSC Signs has a modern, well-maintained fleet, including crane trucks and two new Elliott M43 aerial work platforms. Construction cranes and aerial lifts are brought in on a per project basis. Our install teams can work on projects of any size and scope, including sign installations on downtown office towers.

Need to send crates and packages well in advance of the install date? We have a large secure yard for storing signs and materials until your project is ready to proceed.

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We find that many national installs require some fabrication on our part. BSC Signs is an award-winning sign company with a large 21,500 sq. ft., fully equipped shop. Take a virtual tour on our website. In addition, our BSC Custom division offers metal fabrication for architectural elements and specialty lighting.

Reason #4 — The Right Attitude & Experience

BSC Signs brings a lot of sign industry know-how to make your national install go smoothly. With more than 21 years in the sign business, we have the experience to solve installation challenges that can occur on site.

Communication is a key to successful projects, and our Project Managers will keep you informed every step of the way with updates and photos.

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National companies prefer working with BSC Signs because our team can be trusted to take care of the details and anticipate any problems. Our team brings a courteous and professional approach to the job in dealing with everyone from general contractors to business owners. We make sure that you are well represented on the worksite.

If you represent a national sign company and need assistance with a project in Colorado, please send an email to sales@bscsigns.com or call us at 303-464-0644. BSC Signs is conveniently located in Broomfield, along the U.S. Hwy 36 corridor between Denver and Boulder.

Professional Sign Installation by BSC Signs

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PROFESSIONAL SIGN INSTALLATION BY BSC SIGNS

Experience counts! When choosing a company to create the signage for your business, you can avoid problems by going with a highly reputable and experienced company.

BSC Signs has been in business in the Denver metro area since 1999 and is one of the leading full-service sign companies in Colorado. We’ve installed thousands of signs of every kind, for businesses and organizations large and small.

One of the things that sets us apart is our installation department. Sign installation is the last step in the sign creation process, and it’s important that it be done right.

LICENSING & INSURANCE

When selecting a sign company, it’s essential that it be properly licensed and insured. BSC Signs is a licensed sign contractor in 60+ cities, counties, and municipalities throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming. We also carry the required insurance that is necessary to work in business plazas, shopping centers, and government buildings.

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PERMITTING

You do not want to run into problems with inspections after your sign has been installed.  Your signage will need to pass inspection and meet all the requirements of municipal laws. That could include the overall square footage of a sign, its height, set-back from the road, or even the type of lighting used.
BSC Signs has a highly experienced Permitting Technician who will ensure that your signage meets all city requirements. This is done early on in the planning process.

Alamo Cinema Sign

EXPERIENCED CREWS

The installation department at BSC Signs has highly experienced and skilled installers. Signs are often installed during business hours, so our installation teams ensure a safe environment for customers as the work is completed with minimal disruption to the business.

For hospitals, airports and other high-security environments, employees have passed background checks, 12-panel drug tests, and maintain all the appropriate certifications and insurance to operate in any situation, with any type of equipment. Certificates will gladly be sent by request.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Even the best designed signs will lose their impact if they are improperly installed. Our installation teams make sure that your signs are professionally installed, from proper spacing and alignment of letters and cabinets, to neat installation of electrical connections.

Interior signs require an expert touch and experience with the various kinds of surfaces they are mounted on. Customers see these signs close up and they need to be perfect —we want to help you present your best image! Our crews take pride in ensuring that your new signage looks great, from small interior signs to large illuminated exterior signs.

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FLEET VEHICLES & SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

Our installation department has a modern and well maintained fleet. We recently added two new Elliott M43 trucks that are specially designed for use in the sign industry. These versatile aerial work platforms give our installers the reach they need, while being able to work in tight spaces in parking lots, drive-thru lanes, and other challenging situations.

BSC Signs Fleet Trucks

When a heavy lift or long reach is needed, we work with local crane companies to provide assistance. For the installation of a large sculpture built by our BSC Custom division, a construction crane was called in to lift the pieces and gently lower them into the center of a traffic circle while the crew secured it in place.

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Our crews also use scissor lifts and telescopic booms when needed. Each installation is unique!

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Sign installations can involve some hard to reach spots, and our teams use the right equipment for each situation. The installation of a bright red EMERGENCY sign at the St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, CO required a special lift.

Installing the emergency sign

INSTALLATION FOR NATIONAL BRANDS

BSC Signs has a proven track record of working with national sign companies.. We work as a trusted local partner for these companies, installing signage packages for new local stores.

The signs are usually manufactured out-of-state and shipped to our facility in Broomfield. We take care of the permitting, product receipt and inspection, and local installation.

BSC Signs has installed signage for many national and regional brands through our partners in the sign industry. We encourage national sign companies to look at our Sign Search listing — we are the top rated company in Colorado with fifty 5-star reviews and counting.

Some of the brands we’ve worked with include Jack in the Box restaurants, BOK Financial, Canvas Credit Union, Tesla, and many retail chains you find in shopping malls.

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TRUST BSC SIGNS FOR PROFESSIONAL SIGN INSTALLATION

Our #1 priority is to make sure that our customers are completely happy with their new signage!

If you have any questions about sign installation, or if you’re looking for a quote on a sign project, our sign consultants can help. Please give us a call at (303) 464-0644 or send an email to sales@bscsigns.com. The BSC Signs website has photos of sign projects, testimonials, and information on the kinds of signs we build.
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Signage for St. Anthony North Health Campus

Hospital emergency sign

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SIGN

How do you make it easy for the public to find a hospital’s Emergency Department? When there’s a medical emergency and a family is rushing a loved one to the hospital, they can’t afford to waste precious minutes. It’s vitally important that the signage be large, bright, and impossible to miss.

St. Anthony North Health Campus is operated by Centura Health and is located at Interstate 25 and W. 144th Ave. in Westminster, Colorado. The medical center has a level III Trauma Center with 24/7 emergency services.

To show the location of their Emergency Department and Trauma Center, Centura Health needed updated signage. We built and installed a large illuminated sign that has only one word: EMERGENCY. The sign faces I-25, which is only 800 feet from the hospital. Having an effective sign takes advantage of the extremely high traffic volumes on I-25, ensuring that it will be seen by tens of thousands of people every day.

Here is the ‘Before’ photo of the existing signage on the east side of the building. It was built by another sign company when the medical center opened.

Old signage

SIGN FABRICATION

Once the sign design was approved, it was handed off to the BSC Signs fabrication team. These are some of the largest letters we have built recently. They’re approximately five feet in height and five inches deep, and the sign has a width of 42 feet. The faces were precision cut from sheets of translucent red acrylic and each letter is internally illuminated with bright red LEDs. This combination ensures high visibility and maximum reach, and the use of red LEDs and faces ensures a deeply saturated intense color.

Fabricating the emergency sign

REMOVING THE EXISTING SIGNAGE

On installation day, the first step was to safely remove the existing signage. Our BSC Signs installation team used a two-man lift to reach the sign, disconnect the power and remove it in sections.

Removing existing signage

INSTALLING THE NEW SIGN

The five-foot letters were installed on three raceways to simplify installation onto custom brackets. A raceway is a painted sheet metal box that contains the electrical wiring and has the channel letters attached in advance. This makes it much easier for installers to quickly and accurately align and mount the sign. It also means there are fewer attachment points in the wall, making for a cleaner installation. Even with three raceways, the oversized letters made for a challenging installation.

Installing the emergency sign

INSTALLED SIGNAGE

Here’s the completed project. With five-foot channel letters, a height of 60 feet and bright red internal LEDs, the sign is bold and highly visible. Its large size ensures it is easily seen during daylight hours, and at night it is visible from a long distance along Interstate 25  and W. 144th Ave. Anyone trying to locate the Emergency Department will have no problem finding it and will save precious time in the case of a medical emergency. The installation of this sign will benefit the community as more people become aware of the St. Anthony North Health Campus emergency department and trauma center.

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Emergency Sign

ABOUT BSC SIGNS

BSC Signs is one of Colorado’s leading full-service sign companies. We design, fabricate, and install all types of signs for businesses and organizations throughout Metro Denver and around the state.

Light Xmas Shoppers’ Way to Your Shop

Light Xmas Shoppers’

The holiday season is here! It is the best time of the year to boost your business income, with special sales, discounts, and promotions. It is also a great moment to promote new businesses, projects, products, and services.

Creative and unique commercial signage is a sure bet when it comes to catching potential customers, but when harsh weather strikes, you need more than just a cool business sign. You need to enlighten your potential customers’ path towards your shop. Otherwise, you might be missing serious business opportunities.

Stand out with electric signage

Electric signs or any signage that is illuminated by a light source, either internally or externally, are incredibly efficient types of commercial signs, catching drivers and peoples’ attention as they pass by. They provide a cozy and warm feeling inviting people to come in. After decades of providing the best signage services to Colorado business owners, at BSC Sign, we have learned that nothing works better to take advantage of Xmas shoppers than an illuminated business sign.

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Stand out in winter with an illuminated business sign.

Types of electric signs

Electric signs allow your company to stand out and catch the passerby’s eye, especially in the dark or in harsh winter weather. BSC Signs produces all types of electric signs including Neon, individually illuminated letter signs, LED signs, and lighted sign cabinets.

Of course, it is essential to go over a few aspects like where you plan to install your illuminated signage. That could help in determining the best materials, signage type, and electric system to use. Also, the kind of structure it will require to stay attached firmly and safely.

You also need to consider your primary goal or signage purpose. Illuminated signs come in a wide range of shapes, types, colors, and materials, which can be adapted for both interior and exteriors purposes.

The most popular illuminated commercial signs among Colorado business owners are:

  • Reverse Lit Channel Letters
  • Front Lit Channel Letters
  • Push Thru Signs
  • Blade Signs
  • Neon Signs
  • Monument Signs
  • Pole Signs
  • Electronic Message Centers
  • Routed and Backed

Contact BSC Signs today, and take advantage of the Holidays. Install a brand new electric sign and light the path to your shop for Xmas shoppers.

Install a blade sign and get ready to catch holiday season shoppers

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Blade signs are characterized by their visibility, projecting out from the front of a building so that passing traffic and pedestrians can quickly identify your business. These classic signs have been in the market since the 14th century, and because of their versatility and effectiveness, they stay as one of the most popular commercial sign types today.

They are designed to hang over an entrance, either horizontal or vertical orientation, in a matter that pedestrians can easily be attracted by it, without blocking their path. Blade signs are usually two-sided and come in a great variety of styles and sizes, and are often illuminated, either internally or with spotlights. These attributes, make blade signs the perfect commercial sign option to catch holiday season shoppers.

Boost your holiday income by installing a blade sign

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Blade signs are amazing solutions to catch holiday shoppers.

As the holidays are closer people and business, go crazy preparing for the shopping sprees. As more people are searching for the best sales and the perfect gift, companies will try all possible ways to catch the attention of customers, leading them to their shop. As commercial districts become more crowded, blade signs will stand out from the rest, since they are literally in the path of shoppers.

Is a blade sign good for my business?

Blade signs come in a variety of styles and sizes and are often illuminated, either internally or with spotlights. These make them extremely versatile and ideal for basically any sort of business. They provide a highly visible and attractive option to display your brand not only creating awareness for potential customers but also leading them directly to your shop.

BSC Signs creates premium quality custom blade signs that are extremely well built and reliable. We use high-quality materials that will stand up to Colorado’s harsh winters and hot summers! Contact Us today, and get your business ready for the holidays, and boost your profits.

Winter Preventive Sign Maintenance Tips

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means, so is winter. Winter’s harsh weather elements take a significant toll on commercial and outdoor signs. Therefore, it is essential to take preventive measures to not only keep them nice and safe but to make the most of the highest retail season of the year. There is not a single business owner in Colorado who is willing to miss the opportunity to boost their incomes. Nonetheless, at BSC Signs, we have noticed that many overlook preventive maintenance until it is too late.

Keeping your business sign beautiful during winter

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Winter preventive sign maintenance.

To keep your commercial signage useful and looking great, it is vital to perform a checkup from top to bottom. Go over the lighting system and look for any burned bulbs, LEDs or dimmed neon. All of these should be taken care immediately. A single burned light will project a poor business image. As winter gets closer and the days are darker, you will need bright lights to lead the way.

Check for signs of cracking, fading, or chipping on your signage paint. Cold weathers will boost these damages, making them harder and more expensive to fix. All of these signs of deterioration should be taken care of immediately by professionals.

Keeping your commercial sign safe

It is also essential to check the whole structure of your commercial signage. That means getting on top of a ladder and running a full inspection from top to bottom. We suggest hiring a professional, not only for obvious safety reasons but once up there, a professional sign technician will know what to look for.
Look for signs of rust or corrosion. Rust can literary eat metal components away. Also, pay attention to any broken or loose fittings. Strong winds can easily blow your signage away if it is not well attached.

Remember, with severe weather risks; preventive maintenance is your rule of thumb to maintain your commercial sign effectively and safely for all of your staff, partners, and customers. Contact BSC Signs today and learn about our winter preventive maintenance services.

5 Reasons why a neon sign is your best signage choice

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It is not just its amazing and cool retro look that so many business owners are after these days, but the fact that neon signs are one of the most cost-effective advertising investments a company owner can make. Neon signs have been in the market since the early 1900’s and have evolved to an extremely affordable and flexible advertising solution.

The magical glow of a neon sign is irresistibly attractive to all human beings. After decades of providing the best commercial signage services to Colorado company owners, at BSC Signs, we have noticed that basically, nothing can compete with the vividness of a neon sign. The endless possibilities of neon sign design and its creation make it an art form that our skilled craftsmen have mastered with first-rate precision.

Neon sign benefits

Neon is a glass tube filled with an inert gas, at a lower pressure than that found in the atmosphere. An electric discharge is passed through it, creating a soft glow and illuminated reaction. Neon tubes are easy to handle, making them extremely versatile. Their wide range of benefits makes them the perfect option for basically any business.

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Neon signs are perfect options for energy efficiency.

Energy Efficient

Neon signs are popular among business owners because of their low energy demand. Because of their chemical composition, which physically interacts with electricity, neon lights use about 50-60 percent less electricity than conventional bulbs. This translates directly to your energy bill.

Durability

Neon signs are very durable and will last a long time. In general, a neon sign is expected to have a long lifespan. Besides, professional maintenance will easily catch any issues before becoming serious damages.

Eco-friendly

Since they have such a low energy demand and long lifespan, neon signs are becoming an excellent eco-friendly signage option. The less energy you consume, the less carbon footprint is generated. In addition, because they last longer and have to be changed less frequently, the amount of material waste is significantly reduced.

Versatile

The huge range of colors available in neon signs, besides the amazing flexibility feature, makes neon signs extremely flexible. The designing possibilities with neon signs are virtually endless.

Extremely attractive

Neon signs are eye-catching and visually very appealing. Especially, in the dark or at night, when their glow is at its best. The possibility of using any color and building any shape makes them easy to create amazing masterpieces.

BSC Signs has been designing, making and installing custom neon signs in Colorado from Denver and Aspen to Pueblo and Cheyenne for decades. Contact us, boost visibility and add character to your business sign.

5 Most common mistakes in sign design

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Business signs are extremely important and efficient marketing elements to establish your brand. A well-designed business sign should accurately display vital messages and information aligned with your business goals and campaigns. Nonetheless, making mistakes in its design can, on the contrary, project a poor image of your business, scaring even the most faithful customers.

BSC signs have been providing the best signage services to Colorado business owners for decades, and we have seen many companies making the same mistakes on their signage design. Therefore, today we would like to share the 5 most common sign design mistakes business owners make, and easy tips to avoid them.

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Proper installation is essential for an effective signage.

Being creative is great when designing your business brand, logo or signage. However, you have to keep in mind that in order for your commercial sign to be effective it has to be clear and striking. This means potential customers must be able to understand it and like it, in a blink of an eye.

Artwork

Try not to overuse graphics and art. Even though the art can be extremely eye-catching, it might steal peoples attention, failing to project the desired message. You can use your logo in the sign, but avoid making it the main element.

Fonts

The font type is extremely important. Try to stick with traditional and easy fonts. Many designers try to use fonts that can be related to the brand or product advertised, however, this could make it unreadable. Customers have only seconds to see, read and understand your message.

Color contrast

Selecting the colors in your signage is extremely important. It is common to see signs with colors that make the message unreadable. Try to use contrasting colors between the background and the text on your sign.

Materials

With so many important tasks and steps to take care of when establishing a new business, it is quite common for business owners to forget about considering the best materials to use on their signage. Consider where you plan to place your signage. Is it going to be used for internal or exterior purposes? What kind of elements will it be facing, like heat, extreme cold, or weather elements like rain or snow?

Location

It is frustrating when we see great commercial signs but visually blocked by tree branches or other buildings. Remember that owning the best business sign in the world is useless if no one can see it. A professional sign company will check the surrounding area around your business in order to select the best place to install it. At the same time, they will be able to decide the best materials, shape, size, and steps presented above, to make an accurate and reliable decision.

Going over these steps will help on your signage design. However, it is best to put your project in the hands of professionals. Contact BSC Signs today, and get the best commercial signage solutions.

Should I get a Channel letter business sign installed?

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Channel letters are a standard 3-D graphic that stands out in your potential customers’ mind. They are big, bright, cool, elegant, versatile, and intriguing. They are an incredible option for business owners.
Channel letter signs can be installed for indoor and outdoor purposes, making them amazing options to present your brand and logo. At BSC Signs, we have been working and installing all sorts of channel letter signs, all over Colorado and we have learned how effective and flexible they can be. We usually divide them into two categories.

Types of Channel letter signs

Front lit-Channel letter sign

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Channel letter signs are elegant and cool outdoor sign options.

Front lit channel letters are the most common type of channel letter. A sign using this lettering features lights that illuminate through the face of letters, a logo, or other shapes. This is accomplished by using a translucent acrylic face, colored or with a vinyl overlay, and a form of internal illumination. The light source can be LED, neon, fluorescent, or almost any other form of lighting.

Another trend uses all of these elements except the face, leaving the letters ‘open’ and the light source—commonly neon or incandescent bulbs—exposed. There are 5 main components to a front lit letter:

  • Back: usually .040” aluminum
  • Return: the side of the letter, usually 5” deep .040” aluminum. This material comes standard in a wide range of colors, but can also be custom painted
  • Face: 3/16” white or colored acrylic
  • Trim cap: The band that attaches the face to the return. This material comes in a range of standard colors that match or contrast the return and can be custom painted as well
  • Illumination: LED lights are the most common, but there are many different options

Reverse Lit-Channel Letter Sign

Reverse lit channel letters, sometimes called halo lit letters, are a type of channel letter that emits light from behind the letters, logo, or shape onto the surface they’re mounted on. These channel letters are usually mounted off the wall with studs or a raceway so the lights inside can cast a glow around each letter from the back.

There are 4 main components to a reverse lit letter:

  • Back: 3/16” clear polycarbonate
  • Return: the side of the letter, usually 2.5” deep .063” aluminum. This material comes in a mill finish and is custom painted
  • Face: 1/8” aluminum custom painted to any color
  • Illumination: generally LED, but it can be one of many other types as well

A well-designed channel letter signage can provide amazing results for establishing your brand or a new product. Contact BSC Signs today and learn more about Channel letter signage.

How to keep a brand-new looking business sign?

Colorado weather can be fierce and unpredictable. Its extreme weather changes can easily take a toll on your outdoor signs. As a business owner, you want to make sure that your commercial signage remains projecting your brand with efficiency. An inoperable sign is useless and the best way to prevent your business from wearing out along with your sign is running comprehensive sign maintenance services.

Preventing signage deterioration

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Maintenance is vital for efficient and safe business signs.

Running a successful business is a 24/7 task. There are so many and different steps, procedures, issues, elements, and projects to take care that it is quite common for business owners to overlook their signage maintenance. After decades of providing the best commercial signage services to Colorado citizens, at BSC Signs, we have learned that most of our customers don’t realize they have signage issues until it is too late, and they will require more elaborate and expensive repair solutions.

In order to keep your business signage displaying a powerful and effective image of your brand, products, and services, it is important not to overlook any minor sign of deterioration. Running regular and comprehensive maintenance on your signage will allow catching any issue in time, saving time and money.

Reading deteriorating signs

Your business sign is the very first element when building a relationship between your brand and your potential customers. Any little detail counts and a poor looking sign will provide a poor brand image. Even a burned bulb can leave the wrong impression.

At least once a week, check your commercial signs and make sure it is properly lighted and all electrical connections are working well. Look for any sign of fading colors or peeled faces. There is nothing worse than looking at a sign that can’t be read because of missing letters.

Another common issue is forgetting to update it. The business world has a fast-changing rhythm and business owners tend to forget to update the business hours, phone number, website, or any other important details that are normally changing in businesses.

If you notice any minor issue on your business sign, it is imperative to get it fixed as soon as possible. Whether you need electric sign repair, neon sign repair, electronic message center repair, or LED sign repair, BSC Signs has the experience and training to fix any issue your sign may be facing. Contact Us today and learn more about signage maintenance.