Durability of Signs and Labels | SafetySign.com

Sign Durability

How long will my signs and labels last?

Whenever you need to post safety information, you want that information to be useful over a long period of time. You make an investment in the signs that you use, and want the best return for your investment as possible.

The selection of signs and labels from SafetySign.com is guaranteed to be manufactured to the highest standards. By using the best, most advanced printing technologies, you can be sure that your signs and labels will last for years.

SafetySign.com products are manufactured from multiple materials, and our customers use them is countless ways. For the most complete information on a product’s material and durability, visit a specific product page and view its unique specifications.

How long will my signs last outside?

Our signs, including safety, traffic, and parking signs, are generally made from two outdoor-durable materials: aluminum or plastic.

For plastic signs, we use a treated, chip and crack resistant plastic that offers outdoor-durability and a reduced cost. These plastic signs generally last for 3 to 5 years outside, through temperatures ranging from -40°F to 180°F. The printed image on these signs resists fading and mild chemicals.

There are four types of aluminum signs that we offer: coated aluminum, engineering grade reflective aluminum, high intensity prismatic reflective aluminum, and diamond grade reflective aluminum.

A basic aluminum sign is printed on coated aluminum. This option will not chip, crack, or rust, and resists fading and mild chemicals. The outdoor durability of a coated aluminum sign is approximately 5 to 7 years.

Engineering grade reflective aluminum signs provide added resistance to weathering over coated aluminum, including durability up to7 years and retro-reflectivity at night.

High intensity prismatic reflective aluminum and diamond grade reflective aluminum offer even better durability and reflectivity. These materials are typically used for official traffic signs.

Both high intensity prismatic reflective aluminum and diamond grade reflective aluminum will not chip, crack, or rust, and resist mild chemicals and fading. High intensity prismatic reflective aluminum is rated to last for 7 to 10 years outside, and diamond grade reflective aluminum is rated to last for over 10 years.

How long will my labels last outside?

Customers of SafetySign.com labels often use them both inside and outdoors. Many of our labels are perfect for application to the outside of a door, window, or pipe for years of use.

Many of our labels are made using an adhesive backed vinyl material. Vinyl labels are best suited for indoor application, but do offer 3 to 4 years of outdoor durability and will resist fading and mild chemicals.

Using UL® Recognized polyester, SafetySign.com is able to offer labels that can last outside for 5 to 8 years. These labels offer superior resistance to high temperatures, chemicals, and abrasion. They are excellent for use on machinery, and can be applied to acrylic, coated metals, glass, plastic, and steel.

SafetySign.com uses a wide variety of materials to best meet the needs of our customers. This includes using materials not mentioned above, like magnetic sheeting and double-sided labels. Information about these materials is available on the pages of the products that use these unique materials.

SafetySign.com does not recommend or specify the use of a specific safety sign because it does not have knowledge of the hazard(s) our customers are identifying. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to identify the hazard(s) that may be present and select one or more signs (stock or custom) that accurately identify their specific hazard(s) and complies with any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). SafetySign.com disclaims any and all liability (excluding liability for our Product Warranty contained in our Terms and Conditions) for any sign selected by a customer and shall not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of signs purchased from it or for the independent interpretation made of any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations, and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). Customer shall indemnify and hold SafetySign.com and its corporate parent and its officers, directors and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, loss or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or related to the purchase and use by customer or any third party of any sign purchased by customer from SafetySign.com.

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