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How to Hang Signs and Banners

Some tips and features to look for when ordering larger banners to ensure easy hanging.

Outdoor banners are often waterproof and easy to use. Different kinds of outdoor banners require different hanging systems. Vinyl banners or ‘street pole banners’ are suspended to substantial heights off lampposts of main roads. They are fixed to poles using zip ties or screw gear bandings and kept taut by brackets and poles.

Retail signage and store front banner systems vary. Pre-printed business flags are popularly dangled on wall-mounted flagpoles next to front doors of stores if sidewalks or main-streets cannot accommodate larger signage. If the sidewalk has space, the free-standing pre-printed banner, usually over ten feet tall is an option. The banner is fixed on a sturdy base for durability. The lightweight, collapsible-frame pop-up banner can be draped on a podium.

Before ordering bigger banners, ensure they have grommet holes (metal reinforced holes) at their tops, bottoms, and all 4 corners for easy hanging.

Below are common banner hanging systems:

    Hanging Banners on Fences:
    Mesh banners are fixed with zip ties to the fence.

    Hanging Banners on Buildings:
    Drill bolts into the wall and erect a holder. If there is an awning, tie the banner over the awning using a rope.

    Hanging Banners on Stands:
    Stick simple stakes on the ground then strap banners to the poles using bungee cords. For bigger banners use sturdy stands.

    Attaching Banners to Signs:
    To cover signs, order banners that are at least 2 feet taller and 2 feet wider than the signs. Wrap banner edges around the back of the sign. With screws, mount the banner to the sign. Make sure the washers are bigger than grommet holes to prevent screws from pulling through the banner.

    Hanging Banners on Walls:
    Push white translucent pins into the wall and secure the banner. For permanent installation, secure the banner with screws that have washers.

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