Cast Metal letters are hand finished, lead free and surprisingly inexpensive. Made in all electric, pollution free furnaces, these heavy metal letters feature greater depths than can be found in any of the cut metal letters we make, and because they are castings, they use less metal and that translates to price per letter.
When considering a cast letter against a flat cut letter, consider the depth and price of cast when compared to a similar depth in cut metal. These letters are the right choice for any environment whether it be the arid South Western States, the humid South Eastern States or the Northern States where temperatures can drop to sub zero. These all weather cast aluminum letters carry a manufacturer\s lifetime warrantee and come in a variety of finishes and colors.
Like anything left permanently outside, occasional maintenance is always a good idea. Once a year, check all the mounting hardware to make sure it is firmly attached to the building. Make repairs as necessary and should you need to replace a failed letter, just send us an email with a picture of the failure, your name and address and your original order number and we will have the factory make a new one and ship it to you at no charge. Cleaning the letters should also be done as needed. A simple soapy water solution is all that is required to bring your letters, numbers and logos back to their original sparkling condition.
Use this when mounting your letters flush to a flat surface. Whether it be drywall, brick, concrete, cinder block or wood, this is the most popular mount. Stud length for exterior use should be 2 inches in the wall. For drywall use, 1 inch is sufficient. Standard will be the factory choice based on the letter size.
PROJECTED JAMB NUT MOUNT
If you are mounting to an uneven surface, perhaps lap siding, metal corrugated building or rock, this mount allows adjustability. Essentially, the stud (threaded rod) get 2 nuts wound on to them and can be tightened against each other at a desired distance down the stud. By doing this the studs will only go into the wall up to where they are stopped by the nuts. This allows adjustability on all points of the studs. The image at left shows 3 possible configurations when mounting to a wall, a metal corrugated building or a flat metal plate or wall.
A spacer is an aluminum tube of various selectable size which slips over the stud providing a standoff from the wall surface. This is a uniform distance so if you wanted your letter to stand away from the wall surface by 1 inch then that is the spacer length you should select. The stud length should also be selected so that with a 1 inch standoff and 2 inches of stud in the wall surface, you will need a 3 inch stud. The further you stand the letter away, the more stud you should have in the wall to counteract the weight of the letter.
STUDS IN EDGE
Bottom stud, top or even both. Tapped holes in the edge of the letters for mounting in a vertical configuration. Couple of things to consider here. Letters have to be at least 3/8" thick to drill the holes and the letters have a minimum height of 4" -BUT- that minimum is font AND letter dependent since many fonts will not have wide enough strokes to allow the drilling and tapping without it coming all the way out the other side(consider an "O" for instance).
RAIL MOUNT ON EDGE
A rail is mounted to the top, bottom or both edges to allow for mounting stand up or hanging. Depending on letter sizes this mount may not be enough on it's own and require tie backs or framework if used outdoors.
BACK RAIL MOUNT
Mostly used for installation on metal corrugated buildings. It does detract from the look of the sign and is considered old school. In today\'s world a metal conduit raceway from home depot would look better to mount your letters too and they come ready finished. That being said we offer the double rail mount in maximum 8ft lengths and the rails are pre drilled to accept the letters ordered with screws that go through the rail into the letters.>
ANGLE BRACKET MOUNT
Angle bracket is mounted to a flat surface like a roof parapet and the letters are attached to the rail at the bottom only. This mount will require tie backs if outside and over 8" letter height.