Signs FAQs

Have a question about our sign services? Here are some frequently asked questions.
If you don't see the answer to your question contact us or give us a call at 412-517-8691.

What materials can I use to build my sign?

Sign materials vary by use and may include acrylic, aluminum, banner, corrugated plastic, fabric, PVC, magnetic, vinyl and wood.

What is the expected life of my new sign?

Our average custom-made sign lasts 5-7 years, while many last 10-15 years or more. The lifespan of your sign will depend heavily on the materials chosen, the signs maintenance and upkeep, as well as exposure to extreme weather events and natural elements.

How long does it take to make a sign?

Our signage production turnaround time will fluctuate based on the projects, size, complexity, and materials.  In general, our signs will be complete within 2-4 weeks of receiving your order.

Do I need a permit for my sign?

If it cannot be taken in each night you probably need a permit.

Do you provide a proof or rendering of what my sign will look like?

Yes, we provide a proof for you to review and approve. Proofing is a vital step in the process. It’s our way of ensuring that we have set your type accurately and that everything is positioned according to your requirements. Check carefully – you are responsible for making sure that spelling and sizes match your order.

Do you service signs that you did not make?

Yes, we service signs all over the Pittsburgh area – whether we manufactured it or not. We find many of our customers struggle to find a company capable of keeping their sign looking its best. We own our own bucket truck for hard-to-reach-signs.  Call Chi Signs at 412-517-8691 when you need service.

Can you design my sign?

Sure we can!  We design signs of all sizes and shapes to perfectly fit your needs. Work with our experts on any indoor or outdoor signage.

Do you provide installation of your signs?

Absolutely! We install all of our signs indoor and out.

What file type should my logo file be in?

For almost everything we do vectors are the best. To assure the highest quality signs, it is important to have a vector based file of your logo or artwork. .EPS, or .AI files (Adobe Illustrator) work best. .PDF can also work well.