|Care and Use of Your Banner
With proper care and installation, your banner should last a long time. Most banners are considered a TEMPORARY and ECONOMICAL type of signage and are not intended for long periods of use outdoors. Banners are made from various materials and weights and this should be considered when ordering a banner. Materials include Paper, TyVek, Vinyl, Polyethylene, Canvas, Cloth, Polyester, Nylon and more. Most of these fabrics and materials are available in several weights for different uses, remember, the lighter the weight the the less outdoor life the banner has.
Many billboards are now being 'wrapped' with heavy-weight banner materials, these UV resistant materials are intended for outdoor use for up to three years. These banner-wraps are securely attached around the perimeter of the billboard and prevents the wind stress associated with banners that are stretched between poles. Not all banner materials can be used for this length of time, most banners are constructed to be used for one month or less, if you intend to use your banner for extended periods you should request them to be constructed from the proper materials to withstand sun, rain and wind.
A banner is like a big kite, it catches lots of wind and can create an enormous amount of stress on the banner and the structure to which it is attached. Most cities do not allow banners to be placed over street traffic because of the fact that even a slight wind could cause it to tear loose and create a traffic hazard. Be sure to check with your local city authorities before ordering a banner for this purpose. Also, most cities have a size limitation for temporary signs and banners, it is up to you, the client, to check with your city officials for permits and a list of their restrictions.
8' or less in length can be wall
mounted by placing a screw-eye into
the wall a few inches from the end of
the banner and securely tying the banner
ropes through the screw-eye and the
corner banner eyelet. The banner should
be tied both top and bottom in this
manner. A second approved attachment
method is to use rubber bungee straps
to keep banner stretched tightly. The
over 8' in length should be
8' or less in length can be used between small steel fence posts or other
posts of wood, aluminum, etc.
Securely tie each end of the banner to
the posts and stretch the banner snugly,
do not over stretch. The banner should
over 8' in length should be
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