There are plenty of materials to make high quality custom signs, including multiple different types of metals. If you need a metal sign, aluminum is a lower cost but still high quality option for nearly every circumstance. It can be used for everything from multiple smaller directional and regulatory signs in a building, to a large storefront or lobby sign that measures its dimensions in feet instead of inches.

It can even be made to look like other metals or other material altogether.

They carry many of the advantages that metal signs present, such as durability and a professional appearance. They also have many positive features of their own, like being lightweight and easily customizable. Whether you want a simple NJ aluminum sign with just a few lines of informative text or a more complex sign with a unique design and finish on it, aluminum can be a great material for your signage needs.

Aluminum Metal Signs Advantages

Aluminum is one of the most common materials used to make flat metal signs (and commercial signs in general) because it has many positive qualities that other sign materials may not share. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion and Generally Weather Damage Resistant
  • Easy to Shape and Customize
  • Easy to Clean
  • Inexpensive

Blue Dot Signs’ custom aluminum signs are made of two thin sheets of aluminum attached to both sides of a polyethylene core. This hard plastic material makes the sign more sturdy and unlikely to bend, which strongly improves durability and makes it easy to place the signs outdoors or indoors.

Most clients choose to keep the standard glossy finish on their aluminum sign. But we have many different unique sign options for those that want something interesting or special. We also offer a brushed aluminum finish if you’re looking for a professional, monochromatic aesthetic, and a reflective overlay for signs that need to be extra visible in lower light like at night.

Multiple Sizes Solution

We can make aluminum signs in almost any custom size required but can suggest certain sizes for commonly ordered signs and for those who aren’t initially certain of what size they need. These standard sizes include:

  • 6″ x 18″
  • 6″ x 24″
  • 18″ x 24″
  • 2″ x 1″
  • 2″ x 2″
  • 4″ x 2″
  • 4″ x 4″
  • 6″ x 3″
  • 4″ x 8″

We have created signs with unusual dimensions and unique colors and fonts associated with specific business’s brands before, so don’t worry if these sizes do not meet your needs. We also have laser cutters for those hoping for a special shape. We will work with your design needs to make sure special features you want to include on your aluminum sign are there.

Aluminum Metal Signs Installation

There are a few options to choose from when installing and displaying an aluminum sign. These include:

  • Directly On the Wall – Screws with washers can be used to drill through your sign and attach it to wood, concrete, or the flat surface of another material.
  • In a Frame – Rope, string, or a bungee cord can be used to hang your sign in a frame.
  • On a Stand – Nuts and bolts can securely attach your sign to a post.

With multiple ways of effectively installing your sign, there is sure to be a perfect way of drawing in customers and displaying what your business is all about. If you aren’t experienced with installing signs or this kind of sign, in particular, we offer installation services for all of our signs.

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Affordable, attractive, and durable metal signs are attainable with aluminum from Blue Dot Signs. We have provided custom building signs, outdoor metal signs, and many other types of commercial flat signs made of aluminum for clients all around New Jersey, New York City, and the surrounding areas.

If you’re interested in further information about our sign products or in ordering a personalized aluminum sign of your own, please email us at or call on 908-486-7000. You’ll be surprised by the wide variety of custom options we can include for you.


Frequently Asked Questions About Aluminium Metal Signs

Aluminum Metal Signs

Are aluminum signs heavy?

No. Aluminum metal is very lightweight by itself, and the hard plastic core doesn’t add much weight. A small to medium sized sign will usually only weight about a half a pound.

Can aluminum signs be double-sided?

Yes. We can copy the same design you have on the front side to the back, or add a completely different one.

Can I drill holes in my aluminum sign myself?

Yes. If you have the proper tools and knowledge, aluminum isn’t difficult to drill through. However, we recommend that you let us know how you intend to display your sign and where you’ll need holes drilled so that we can do it for you. This ensures precisely accurate drilled holes for the best installation outcome.

Can my aluminum sign be installed outdoors?

Yes. Aluminum signs are able to withstand weather damage and are corrosion resistant. They’re widely used for traffic signs and other kinds of outdoor directional and regulation signage.

Can my NJ aluminum sign be cut into a custom shape of my design?

Yes. You can use a standard sign shaped like a square or rectangle, or you can have it cut with a contour or halo cut. A contour cut cuts your sign right up to the edge of your design, whereas a halo cut leaves a border between your design and the edge of the sign.

How do I maintain my custom aluminum sign?

A damp, non-abrasive cloth is all you need to clean your sign. Don’t use commercial cleaners or rough scouring pads, as they can scratch or fade your sign’s design.

How long do aluminum signs last?

This type of sign typically lasts five or more years. As with any kind of sign, proper maintenance and indoor installation will increase its lifespan.

How thick are standard aluminum signs?

Most of the signs we make are about 1/13” thick. Thickness can be customized according to your sign design’s requirements, but 1/13” is typically sufficient for most types of aluminum signs.

Is there a risk of my aluminum sign bending?

Aluminum is more pliable than other types of metal. However, the polyethylene core strengthens your sign and prevents significant or damaging bending from occurring.

What should I do if my aluminum sign is damaged?

In addition to sign design, fabrication, and installation services, we provide sign repair services. If your sign is scratched, bent, or otherwise damaged, we can restore it to its former glory.

Will the design on my aluminum sign fade if installed in direct sunlight?

We print lettering and graphics on our aluminum signs with ink that resists, among other sources of damage, fading from UV light.