Sign Installation Failures

One of the surest ways to convey to customers that your business is sloppy and unprofessional is for your signage to be crooked, sagging, or flapping in the breeze. Here are a few sign installation failures we recently found.

Sign Fail
Broken pole pocket? Fix it!

Banner Fail
Colors, installation…so much is wrong with this sign.


Trade Show Sign Fail
Sad thing, this is taken from a Sign trade show.


Yard Sign Fail
Tape is not a solution for everything!


Spelling Fail
Spell check is your friend!

How to Avoid Signage Install Fails

  1. Purchase quality signage that is made to last more than a few weeks: Banners should be welded at the edges to avoid fraying. There should be enough grommets to prevent stress on the corners (a grommet every 12 or 24 inches is recommended).
  2. Install signs correctly: Use sturdy posts for custom banners and quality H-stakes for yard signs. Make sure that posts and stakes are firmly installed in the ground so they won’t blow over with a light breeze. Check out our How Tos for proper installation
  3. Check back: Go at least once a week to inspect your sign and address any installation issues. The longer your sign goes unmaintained, the more it will hurt your business.

Nelson James

Nelson James is the chief operating officer of and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining the team, Nelson was the president and co-founder of For over 6 years he helped to grow the company from 2 to over 85 employees. Nelson managed many large accounts during his tenure at, including In early 2011, Nelson was recruited to Lendio Inc., where he was VP of marketing and was responsible for the creation and management of a marketing team as well as the strategy, tactics and programs to create interest and demand for Lendio’s products and services. Prior to his work experience, Nelson graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in marketing and advertising from the communications department. Nelson lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife and three children. He currently holds leadership positions in scouting and volunteers in his church and community.