The Ordering Process
1. Contact Sign It.
We will help assess your sign needs, provide you with our recommendations, and a project budget. The actual cost of a sign will vary with each job and can be determined by the size, material and techniques used.
2. Here is what we need from you:
Choose the style of sign(s) you would like to buy, i.e. sandblasted, carved, etc. ( see gallery )
Determine the size of sign(s) you require, and whether it will be finished on one side or two sides.
If possible, provide a photo or drawing of the building or area where the sign(s) will be installed.
Next, simply email the information to us, or call us toll free at 1-888-282-0322.
3. Send in a deposit.
Each sign project is carefully researched and designed by international award winning designers. A 50% deposit is necessary to secure your order before the design process begins.
4. Approve the design.
It is important to us that you be completely satisfied with the sign design, so we will ask you to approve the artwork in writing before we start production.
5. Relax while we do the work.
No hassle, no worry; just allow four to six weeks for project completion. If you are working under tight time constraints, rest assured that Sign It will make every effort to meet your deadlines.
6. Approve the final product.
That's right! We will email you a picture of your sign along with the invoice for final payment before we ship out your sign.
7. It's in your hands.
We ship all over the world, no sign is too big or too small. All shipments are packed with the utmost care to ensure safe arrival to their final destination. We will also take care of the paper work for your international orders.
What are the signs made of?
Sandblasted signs have the unique appearance of wood grain and are the most popular product at Farmsigns.com. They are made using vertical grain western red cedar or high density urethane foam (HDU). A sandblasted western red cedar sign has a beautiful wood grain textured background. This same effect can be acheived on HDU along with many other 3-D textured backgrounds. Both of these materials are excellent choices for sign construction.
Flat Painted signs may not have a charming wood grain background, but the farm sign designs still translate beautifully on this medium. They are made using 3/4" MDO plywood which is exterior grade plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure. The overlay resists water, weather, wear and degradation. Painted finishes on MDO last up to three times longer than the same finish applied to ordinary plywood.
How long will they last?
The biggest culprit contributing to the aging process of a sign is the sun. The painted finishes on our signs will last from ten to fifteen years depending on the exposure. South facing signs, for instance, will fade sooner than a north facing sign. (TIP: turn double sided signs around once a year to ensure equal exposure on both sides)
Sandblasted signs are made with western red cedar which has a natural resistance to rot and can last indefinitely. These signs are finished primarily with acrylic latex paints. The beauty of this product is that a little fading may even add additional charm to the sign, but refinishing the panel is recommended once the fading becomes pronounced.
Flat Painted signs are vulnerable to the sun and moisture which is why all edges of the panel are sealed with epoxy prior to painting. These signs are finished using a high quality sign-maker's enamel. Adding a car wax to the flat painted sign once a year will extend the life of the sign, but once the sign has substantial fading, it should be replaced.
How much does a sign cost?
The cost of a sign is determined by three things, 1) size, 2) material, and 3) complexity. The price can range from $500.00 to $5,000.00…it really depends on how much you want to spend. Flat painted signs cost less than sandblasted signs, and double-sided signs are roughly 80% more than a single sided sign. Contact us and we'll help you select the right sign for your budget.
Who will design my sign?
I think it is common for prospective clients to think they have to come up with their own design, but this is not the case. In fact 100% of the sign designs you see on this website are all originals. You obviously have to give us the information, like the farm and family name, and idea of what you would like the pictorial to be, colour preferences, etc, but we will put all the pieces together for you. You will be pleased to know that we have won over 40 international design awards - maybe your sign will be honoured next!
When will my sign be ready?
The design and manufacturing process typically takes four to six weeks. For a detailed explanation of the process, please read about the 'Ordering Process in the left column of this page.
Can we visit your shop and see our sign being made?
Absolutely! We welcome visitors and would be thrilled to receive you. Our shop is located in Eastern Ontario near Williamstown. Give us a call to set up an appointment.
What about installation?
We would be glad to make some recommendations for the installation of your sign. We have measured drawings available to assist you in fabricating your own posts, or we can design alternatives for your unique situation.
Do you have a warranty?
Yes. We take great pride in producing signs that will perform beyond the call of duty. We specify only the best materials available. Our products are inspected to ensure that the highest standards of quality are met before a job leaves our shop.
In the unlikely event of a product failure, we provide you with a "FIVE YEAR WARRANTY". All labour and materials are covered for the first year; materials only for five years. Normal wear on a wood sign caused by natural exposure to the elements is not covered. Damage resulting from acts of God, negligence, or misuse are not covered by this warranty.
FarmSigns.com must be notified of a product failure prior to taking any action to repair a sign. To proceed with any work on a sign under warrantee without obtaining authorization from Sign It automatically voids any guarantees.
What are the payment terms?
It is common practice for sign companies to request a deposit prior to any work being done. It is our policy here at FarmSigns.com not to do any design work on spec. Your deposit very clearly states your commitment to work with our company. We guarantee your satisfaction of our work - 100%. If the proof is not perfect, we will rework the design until it is.
A 50% deposit is required to proceed with an order, and the 50% balance is due upon completion. Freight is extra and will be quoted on an individual basis. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Orders and Checks.