Signs & Plaques
Product Line 6 - Monument and Entrance Signs
Wood or Steel Posts and Frames, EPS Foam Structures with Stucco & Faux Stone Facades
Welcome to our photo Gallery 6 of monument and large entrance signs of several types, including post-and-panel signs, wall signs, and integrated EPS foam monument signs. If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our sign products, please start with our Home page. For other photo Galleries, click on a numbered gray box in the lower left margin.
The photos on this page show over 100 entrance and monument signs for stores, corporate buildings, churches, lawyers, veterinarians, golf courses, parks, apartment complexes, business parks, etc. These signs are typically 4 to 16 feet wide, and are mounted between posts, on a wall, or on a monument base made concrete blocks with a brick, stone, or stucco veneer. We do not make the masonry base for these type of monument signs, but work with contractors who do.
We do offer Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam signs that come completely integrated with pillars, a top arch, faux brick, stone or stucco veneers, and a hard protective shell. We have made over 100 entrance and monument signs of various types for locations across the US; it is one of our main areas of concentration. Our post-and-panel entrance signs are made from ultra High-Density-Urethane (HDU) with steel frames and back structure, Western Red Cedar, California Redwood, and ColorCore High-Density-Polyethelene (HDPE) (also used for plastic lumber). Our integrated monument signs, complete with base and columns, are made from Expanded Polystyrene ( EPS) foam, with a tough, outer shell. Styles range from the formal to elegant to contemporary to rustic. We make our entrance signs to reflect the message and style the residential community wants to give residents and visitors. We can make a complete set of other signs for all functions that has the same style, color scheme and logo as your entrance sign. We will design custom signs for you at no cost. Please refer to the ID number (e.g. M6110) if you want your sign to be similar to one or more signs shown in the Galleries.
PRICES. Our sign prices depend primarily on sign area and size but also on sign material (e.g. HDU, Cedar, Redwood, Mahogany, HDPE, EPS), design detail and complexity (e.g., 3-D vs 2.5-D), and any special features (e.g., monument base, steel reinforcements and frames, gold-leaf, 3-D appliques, etc.) Our large post-and panel entrance signs have prices that range from $1000 to $3000+. For example, typical 8 ft wide and 3 ft high single-faced HDU signs, complete with two 4x4 or 6x6 Cedar posts and steel frame/supports on the back, typically have retail prices that range from $2300 to $2700, depending on sign complexity and design. Medium size single-faced HDU signs, 6 feet wide and 2 1/2 feet high, complete with wood posts, typically have prices between $1500 and $1800. The same size sign made of Western Red Cedar has a price between $1700 and $2000+. Smaller single-faced HDU signs, typically 4 feet wide and 2 1/2 ft high, without posts, have prices between $800 and $900+. More detailed information on post-and-panel sign retail prices, along with their design features, are described on the Price, Size, and Design Features page. Our prices for integrated EPS monument signs are highly dependent on size, design, and special features such as faux stone or brick facing, columns, arches, etc. The prices for sizes 8 feet wide range from $4500 to $8000+, plus shipping.
CONTACT US. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific sign. We will work with you to design and build the exact monument or entrance sign you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie and Regina, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at email@example.com. We are confident your community will be pleased with its beautiful and long-lasting entrance sign. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our entrance signs in any climate.
GALLERY CONTENTS. On this page, Gallery 6, we show large (4 to 16 feet wide) monument and entrance signs for businesses, parks, residential communities such as apartments, colleges,churches, etc. These are listed in the following categories (top of page to bottom)
- Panel-and-Post or Wall Entrance Signs
- Masonry Monument Signs
- Integrated Monument Signs made of Expanded Polystyrene Foam with a Hard shell
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Monument signs are large (typically 6 to 15 ft wide), low (4 to 9 ft high), freestanding signs, often mounted on a solid base on the ground, sometimes with pillars, located at the entrance road to a residential community or town, a park, a church, a corporation, an industrial park, a large farm or estate, or a hotel or resort. They can be made perpendicular to the main street, and two-sided, so passing cars from either direction can see the sign; often, however, they are perpendicular or at a 45 degree angle to an entrance road or driveway and are single-sided so they can be seen by a car entering the driveway, with the back of the sign hidden. The term "monument" strictly refers to those signs with a substantial stone, concrete or brick base laid on a concrete foundation (referred to here as masonry monuments, or (B) below). However, we use the term more generally here to refer to three types of bases/support systems for large, freestanding, roadside or entrance signs mounted near the ground. We make and sell all three of these, as shown in the photo Gallery above. These are described as follows:
(A) Post & Panel Signs.These signs are supported by wood or wrought iron (steel posts), sometimes with lateral beams mounted on the bottom or back of the sign. Posts typically vary from 4 inches in width (4 x 4's) to as much as 12 inches in width, and can be square, round, or rustic (logs).The sign itself (the panel) is usually sandblasted or carved HDU or wood, described in Product Line 5. Less expensive ones have MDO or foam PVC signs mounted on them. For large signs, we reinforce the panels with steel, aluminum or wood beams. Wrought iron supports can have scrolls on them.
(B) Masonry Monument Signs. These signs usually have masonry bases, often with side pillars, which can be made with a poured concrete, concrete block or brick core (sometimes large ones have a hollow wood frame core) mounted on a concrete slab or footer foundation, and faced with one of the following: real stone, brick, poured concrete, stucco, marble, ceramic tile, wood, HDU or a bronze plaque. For residential communities, these signs may be connected to a wall with a similar design.These often have separate large stand-off letters and logos made of metal (aluminum, bronze, iron, or gold-plated aluminum,, plastic, HDU, and metal-coated HDU or wood -see Product Line 7). We dot make or install these type of monument bases; however we make the signs (including separate letters and art) that can be mounted on them.
(C) Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam Monument Signs. These have the same appearance as masonry monument signs (B) above) but are less expensive and are much easier to install. A variety of exterior surfaces is available, including faux stone, brick, stucco and marble. They have a hard protective coating over an EPS foam interior and are rugged and durable. Like (B), they can have a variety of sign faces, including sandblasted or carved HDU, wood, or ceramic tile, and can also have stand-off metal or HDU letters installed on the sign face. We can provide custom models as well as the standard models shown on the page above. Most of the photos for EPS standard models (above) were designed by others, and are included here only as examples of what the standard models look like. The integrated assembly is ready for simple installation by the buyer or a handyman contractor; however, we can install these in the Southern California area. Art SignWorks sells all of these various types of bases and supports.
We sell (A), sign faces for (B), and (C) throughout the USA and Canada. (A) and (C) can be shipped anywhere in the USA or Canada for easy on-site installation. We do not sell the bases for (B), Masonry Monuments. Masonry monument bases usually requires detailed architectural drawings and government permits, specialty labor, and can take several days or more to construct the monument (pouring the concrete foundation, laying blocks, bricks, or stone, installing electric) and to install the sign on the site. However, we can arrange to have a local contractor fabricate the foundation and base and we can supply and ship the sign or letters to him for installation on the base.
We will design you a custom entry or monument sign of any of the three types above, at no cost, assuming you buy the base/support system. You can either order just the sign (for (A) and (B)), or the sign plus posts or pillars, base, etc ((A) and (C) only) in an easy to install kit form. Please browse the designs above. Please refer to the ID number (e.g, M6480) and Model number (for (C) only) if you want your sign to be similar to one or more signs shown in the galleries.