Wood vs PVC
Why we use NO WOOD in our signs…
Signs made from wood are subject to splitting, cracking, rotting, and warping. Wood naturally expands and contracts with temperature and humidity variations. This “movement” of the wood fibers can lead to the wooden sign swelling, causing hairline cracks in the protective paint, graphics or finish coat. Thus inviting even more moisture into the wood. A wooden sign requires regular maintenance to protect it from further damage by moisture. You will need to have your wood sign repainted often to keep it looking as new as the day you bought it. The comparison of Wood vs PVC is clear.
Further, most wood that is available today is of poor quality. The wood is typically cut from “new growth forests” using the heartwood. This wood is not as wide as boards taken from “old growth forests” and needs to be laminated (glued) together to make it wide enough for a sign. Hence, “new growth wood” tends to cup, warp, split and rot much more today than when we were able to create signs from “old growth wood”.
Why we use solid PVC or Aluminum based signboards instead:
Here at EZSignsOnline.com we use a solid core, UV stabilized PVC signboard for all of our Carved Signs, Market Street signs and most of our New England Style signs. We also offer an Alumacorr (aluminum) based signboard material for some of our sign products. Our signboards are weather resistant and designed for long-term outdoor use. They will not soak up moisture and expand and contract like wood does (see top photo). With built-in UV stabilizers, our signs withstand the elements extremely well. If you are going to spend the time and money to get a new sign, don’t you want it to last a long time?