Chicago, IL – Outdoor Signs

Typically, there are two types of signages: Indoor and Outdoor. Businesses depend heavily on outdoor signs to attract potential customers’ attention. Chicagoland is a minefield of business opportunities. Not getting your business sign right can make it really tough to move forward. If you are already having success, an extra push wouldn’t hurt.

Let’s get you the lowdown on 5 of the most commonly used outdoor business signs.

Here are 5 of the most commonly used outdoor business signs and when they work best.

  • Electronic Signs
  • Pylon signs
  • Banners
  • Lawn Signs
  • Awnings

Electronic signs

Electronic signs are good for most businesses. They stand out easily. Digital signs are used to highlight different messages. Messages can be changed to meet your goals. They are also one of the most expensive.

Pylon Signs

These signs attract your attention from a distance. Gas stations, motels, and restaurants are most likely to use them. If your business location is somewhere along the highway, pylon signs are a great way to attract attention.


Banners are not strictly outdoor signage, but they sure work well out there. They give you a wide range of choices to experiment with.  Font, color, and graphics are just a few examples. Importantly, banners can be sized to fit your needs to capture the attention of customers from greater distances. The only challenge with banners is low durability.

Lawn Signs

The name is a giveaway. Lawn signs can be a good way to advertise for realtors. These designs are hassle free and they are also easy to install. Additionally, they are cost effective and can be mass produced.


A lot of people associate awnings with a small cafe or bistro, but awnings also are a good option for any type of business. It’s made of canvas and has moderate longevity.  Adding your company’s unique logo to the awning and tastefully embellishing it would definitely bring you the attention you would like. What’s more, it can even give your customer shelter when the weather gets rough.

There are so many more types of signs that can be installed outdoors.  At SIGNificant Graphics, we assure our clients of the best possible service for all their sign-related needs. Do you need a sign? Give us a call at 312-IMPRESS (467-7377)


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