Purchasing LED signs for churches is all fine, but what kind of mounting should you look into? If you will be replacing your printed, carved, or church marquee sign with a digital alternative you must decide on more than just the size and placement—but also how to mount it. No matter the mounting system you prefer, it will require a secure base or foundation, often a hole with rebar and cement. In addition to elevating your sign, your mount will house the required electrical components. Mounting and securing your sign is not a DIY (do it yourself) job, and will require an LED contractor or technician, and often a crane to securely elevate your new digital display.
All of the mounting options below work for 1, 2, or multiple signs. Most churches choose a small rectangular logo sign and a larger digital display to communicate with their congregation and community. Here are a few things to consider when choosing how to mount LED signs for churches.
Pole mounting is ideal for oversized signs that need to be elevated more than 10 feet off the ground. Steel poles are the top pick for offsite billboards or any large signs that you want elevated and visible from long-range. Pole mounted signs must be placed strategically facing drivers in high-traffic areas. Elevated signs are difficult to access so you must have a plan in place to climb up for exterior cleaning and annual and as-needed maintenance. Your pole can be designed in a variety of colors to match the frame that keeps your new sign secure.
Pedestal mounting is another way to elevate signs of any size but is typically reserved for signs that are 10 feet off the ground or less. Pedestals can be just a few feet high, maybe featuring the numbers of your address on the steel foundation. Any higher and the pedestal may disrupt your view. The next two options on our list are brick bases so choosing a pedestal may be your preferred option for sleek and modern mounting. Your pedestal can be designed in a variety of colors to match the frame that keeps your new sign secure.
Solid Brick Base
If your church is brick, a brick base in a matching or similar color and style can create a cohesive look and feel. Brick bases are typically between 5 and 10 feet high and extend at least a foot beyond the digital display on each side. Unlike the other mounting options, you will require a significant amount of vertical ground space so a pole or pedestal may be a better option if space is limited.
Column Brick Base
Many LED signs for churches are mounted on decorative brick columns. Columns can be a few feet high, or many feet high—as they don’t disrupt the view in the same way that a solid brick base does. Even if your church is not brick you can still make brick mounting systems work by stylizing them with decorative landscaping along the road or at the entryway of your church.
The mounting options above are most common for roadways, entryways, and outdoor plazas. However, you may need one or more of your signs to be mounted to the side of an exterior building. This option is ideal for signs designed to engage with those on foot who are walking by your church or who are already on your church grounds. If your church or worship center is tall or in an urban area you can also mount your new sign high enough to be seen a few blocks away.
All the options above can be customized to meet your needs, but they are far from your only mounting option. For a truly stylized look you may have a local contractor build a custom mount out of a variety of materials including wood, steel, concrete, brick, and more. Just be sure that you have a solid foundation and that the mounting system is designed to connect with and house the electrical wires and essential components.
LED signs for churches are one of the fastest-growing church sign trends as they serve multiple purposes in one sign. Mega LED Technology has a large portfolio that you can view for inspiration. Reach out today to learn more about the benefits of upgrading to digital signs!