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Determining Your Sign Project Budget: A Concise Guide


If you are preparing to order new signage for your business, establishing a budget is significantly important. At Signdealz, we are here to help you navigate this crucial aspect of your sign project.

Below, we break down the key components to consider with signage costs:


Project Administration Costs:

  • Project Management Costs ($250 - $5000): Project management expenses, dependent on the scope of the project, range from $250 to $5000. For single sign projects, expect around $250 to $500. For larger projects with multiple signs, costs may increase to $1000 - $3000.
  • Permit Procurement Costs ($250 - $500): Permit costs, essential for exterior signs, vary based on location. Base permit procurement fees generally range from $250 to $500, with hourly charges for additional administrative hours between $75 and $100 per hour.
  • Permit Fees (Average $650 - 12% of Job Cost): Building and planning departments require various fees, which may account for up to 12% of the project's cost.
  • Zoning Review Costs ($100 - $500): Zoning review costs for code compliance typically range between $100 and $500.
  • Sign Engineering Costs ($850 - $1000): Engineering, required for most signs, varies from $850 for a single wall sign to $1500 - $2000 for larger and more complex ground signs.
  • Design Costs ($150 - $350): Sign design costs for a single sign range from $150 to $350 on average, with larger projects incurring higher expenses.


Cost Factors Influenced by Location:

  • Stand-Alone Buildings: Stand-alone locations with multiple signs and a monument/pole sign can start at $18,000 and extend to $65,000, depending on materials, design, and local requirements.
  • Shopping Centers: Budget approximately $7000 - $8000 for a single channel letter sign or $13,000 - $15,000 for two.
  • Interior Mall Spaces: Interior installations cost less due to simplified logistics.


Installation of Signage Costs:

  • Average Mobilization Cost ($200 - $500): Includes loading vehicles, preparation, and fuel.
  • One Technician in a Service Ladder Truck ($125/hour)
  • One Technician in a Bucket Truck ($120 - $165/hour)
  • Two Technicians in a Bucket Truck ($195 - $200/hour)
  • Two Technicians in a Crane Truck ($195 - $250/hour)
  • First or second-story raceway-mounted sign: $1,000 to $1,200; Flush-mounted sign: $1,600 to $1,800.
  • Higher installations or specialized equipment may increase costs, with high-rise sign costs ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 based on equipment needs and permits and equipment.


Electrical Costs for Signage:

  • 20 Amp Circuit Installation ($800 - $1500): A 20 Amp circuit installation costs between $800 and $1500 for channel letter signs that feature LED illumination. Costs increase with power needs and project size.


Pricing Summary

The pricing of sign projects varies depending on specific requirements. Signage is a 24/7 marketing tool. So, consider the ROI potential.

Partner with our team at Signdealz to optimize your signage within your budget. You can trust in our decades of experience to deliver the ideal signage for your business and brand.


Contact Us for Signage Pricing

Signdealz is your premier signage resource. For more information about pricing for your signage needs, call us today at 866.549.1096 or complete our contact form. Alternatively, request a quote for your signage needs right here online.

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