When you look at a city skyline during the day or night, you often see massive signs near the top of buildings announcing the name or biggest tenant in the facility. Have you ever wondered how those signs get up there? Well, we can tell you that it is not an easy process. It requires the skills and expertise of a full service sign company. WFG National Title Company realized this, so they contacted the friendly professional at Caliber Signs & Imaging for top of building channel letters for Orange County.
WHAT IS WFG?
Located in the Airport Towers on von Karman in Irvine, WFG National Title Company is part of Williston Financial Group, LLC, an organization formed in 2009 to acquire various companies in the real estate and title insurance settlement services industry. In the short time that they have been around, the business has grown with the mission of taking cost and time out of real estate transactions.
When such a big company came to us for channel letters for the top of their building in Orange County, we got right down to work assembling a team to get the job done. The markers you see at the
top of buildings are a specialized type of signage that needs an experienced sign contractor. When compared to normal channel letters, these signs require a different kind of fabrication, the fixtures are special order, the installers must be experienced at working at great heights, and the sign shop must be able to coordinate with third party engineers, the building management company, and the city.
WHAT WE DID
Fortunately, Caliber Signs & Imaging has experience doing all of the above. For WFG, we started by manufacturing 48-inch tall channel letters with reinforced welded parts. Also, the acrylic faces were welded to the body of the letters.
The installation process was particularly challenging. First of all, the sign was going to be installed 200 feet in the air. At that height, the winds can be quite powerful. To secure the marker, we needed to drill bolts through the parapet wall. This drilling can echo through the entire building and disturb tenants. So, when installing top of building signs, we usually have to work outside of office hours or on the weekend.
Our installers were tested and certified to use the swing staging suspended from the top of the building. This equipment is only certified for use one month at a time. We worked quickly with our client’s schedule, and in the end, we installed signage that will be the last thing to fall off in the event of an earthquake. Plus, this illuminated sign can be seen from the Orange County Airport. This gives WFG great visibility and exposure both night and day as passengers’ flights come in for a landing. See for yourself in the photos.
Do you need signage for your high rise building that can be seen from miles around? Or, do you have a complicated signage project that would benefit from an expert eye? If so, contact the professionals at Caliber today for a free consultation and quote.