If you are the project manager or contractors hired to complete sign and signal work for a municipality you need to find secure, dependable way to keep the sign or signal in place. If you take a minute and look around you will see you have two options. The first is costly and includes pre-made brackets and fasteners. The second, stainless steel strapping, is easy to use, works on any type of pole, and allows you to customize without the need for specific brackets for specific locations.
Corrosion and Rust Resistance
Stainless steel strapping is resistant to both corrosion as well as rust. This is important as exhaust from vehicles, chemicals in the air and rainwater and even contact with other metals can cause rust and corrosion on other surfaces. By using top quality, correctly sized strapping made from stainless the signs and signals are secure as long as you need them to be.
It is important to realize that this type of strapping doesn’t only work on standard poles and light posts. In addition it can be used on wooden poles, such as power poles, or it can also be used to attach signs to trees. While this isn’t common in urban areas in more rural areas where wetlands or other heavy rock may make setting poles impossible this may be your only option.
The Correct Size
Stainless steel strapping comes in a variety of widths and thicknesses for all your signal and signage needs. There are different sizes offered depending on the specific brand or type of strapping, but you should be able to choose from as small as 3/8 X .015 up to ¾ X .030 for your heavy duty work and needs. You may also want to look for a company that provides a handy kit that allows you to buy everything you need for small jobs in one convenient storage case.
In addition to getting the correct size of stainless strapping accessories, you will also want to make sure that the same supplier also offers all the accessories that you need. This includes wing seals, stainless steel buckles, stainless steel brackets and all the tools to make the job go smoothly.