Sign & Digital Graphics

December '14

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • December 2014 • 21 requests flush mounting and the land- lord requires a raceway, you need to get that out on the table with your customer prior to quoting the project. Service Accessibility Another raceway mounting benefit is the simplicity of sign service. Flush- mounted channel letters typically have all electrical components (and most of the wiring) placed inside the building. That means that both the interior and exterior of the building must be acces- sible for many types of sign repair and/ or service. A raceway increases service accessibil- ity because the power supply is typically mounted inside the raceway. That means some service calls can be made without entering the building interior, which simplifies the service and ownership pro- cess for both the building and business owner. It also opens service call times for the sign company (such as weekend ser- vice) that may not be possible for flush mounted letters. A raceway will typically have a hinged (or screw-on) cover, which permits fast component and wiring access. Code Considerations Some cities and municipalities do not permit façade signage to protrude past a certain distance from the building. This is also referred to as the "sign projec- tion." Depending on the permit criteria for your project location, this factor may also impact your letter mounting choice. Flush-mounted channel letters have the smallest sign projection of the three main letter mounting types. Wireway mounting is second and raceway mount- ing causes the greatest amount of sign projection.

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