Temporary signs are crucial for businesses, residents, and nearby facilities. Signs are mandatory to provide effective wayfinding in our communities. This is clearly seen, as signage is everywhere, conflict arises when discussing extreme signage or preventing signs that divert away from the community’s value.

One “bad” sign can leave a large impact, including numerous opinions about signage generally speaking. It’s not out of ordinary that a negative reaction to temporary signs is actually aimed at illegal signs not used by local businesses. Illegal signs commonly trigger conversations prohibiting or severely restricting signs. As a result, this can increasingly impact local businesses and residents who may refuse to advertise a garage sale or local events, due to all of the heavy restrictions.

While half of the communities stated they regulate temporary signs for business promotion, an immense amount of survey respondents said communities regulated temporary signs for safety and aesthetics. In reviewing the laws, no pure division detached communities that regulate temporary signs for business promotion versus those that do not. Some communities who claimed they were regulated for business promotion did not clearly allow more temporary signage and even had temporary sign regulations that were far more restrictive than the vast majority of other rules. The only correlation seems to be the support of businesses and economic development was a stated purpose to the overall sign regulations.

Nevertheless, there is a strong association between temporary sign guidelines and the capability of businesses to advertise. There’s plenty of increasing evidence that proves the value of signage to both businesses and communities, and that this value also applies to the use of temporary signs.

If your building, company or facility are looking for any type of temporary signage ranging from banners to window signs, reach out to our team of graphic designers, project managers, and installers. Temporary banners are great to promote awareness for a brand or even an event! Get the process started by calling our team at (888) 437-9993 or by sending us an email at info@gdssigns.com. Don’t be shy to connect with us on social media either!

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