Even though our banners are made using high quality banner material, you will still need to make sure that you are taking proper care of your new banner. This will ensure that your banner will have a long life, and reduce your replacement costs.
Here are some helpful tips on extending the life of your banner.
- Find some shade. If your banner is placed in full-sun, through the years, it will begin to fade, due to the UV rays from the sun. This is somewhat unavoidable, but you can lessen the effects of the sun by selecting a location that provides your new banner with at least some protection from these harmful rays.In the event that you cannot protect your banner, there is not much else you can do. However, the materials we use in our banners last longer than the competition and have a greater reduction in fading.
- Keep it clean. If your banner is in an area that produces dirt, it is important to keep it as clean as possible. By periodically cleaning your banner, you can reduce the effects that normal pollutants and materials can have on vinyl.A simple, gentle dish soap or even just water will provide you with a way to wash away this debris. Frequently cleaning can also reduce problems that arise when a banner is partially obscured by dirt.
- Keep it out of the wind. If high winds are predicted in your area, you may want to consider taking your banner down temporarily. It is very important to secure your banner in a way that will reduce flapping in the wind. If you cannot permanently affix your banner safely, removing it in high winds may be necessary.Make sure that you keep the grommets of your banner in good shape to reduce the effects of wind. You can’t beat the elements, but you can reduce the effects they have on your sign by taking measures ahead of time to make sure your sign stays safe.
- Keep it out of the rain. Over time, excess rain and water can lead to fading. If you live in an area that has frequent heavy rain, you may want to consider removing your banner until the danger of water damage has passed. Vinyl can withstand a great deal of water, but in the event that you have heavy, constant rain, removing your banner briefly can extend its overall life.
- Keep it safe from vandals. If your business is located in an area that is frequently defaced, you may want to try hanging your banner during business owners and removing it after you close. This does add-up to extra work, but if businesses in the area are frequently replacing their signs, this extra work may add up to extra savings.