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BWS Offers Project Management for Updating Building Exteriors

Monday, November 19, 2012

It is always great to see a well made and installed sign when the job is finished.  But there is more to that great sign than just the manufacturing of a great sign.  It's more about the project of going from the old to the new sign and even the old look to a completely updated look.

Project Management plays a large part in the successful completion of putting in a new sign. At Blue Water Signs we bring many years of corporate project management experience to your sign project. We are experienced in bringing diverse subcontractors together to successfully complete your job.

The pictures below show the before and after of one of our latest projects, for a local Precision Tune location. We not only worked with our internal graphics team and the sign manufacturer but also our installer. We vetted a number of painting contractors and worked to to meet the corporate standards that are set for this type of installation. This was all done at the same time as keeping the customer fully updated on the progress. Weather and material arrivals have to be planned for and the team at Blue Water worked with all of these constraints to complete the project in a timely manner - and to the satisfaction of the owner/customer.

One of the special requests of the customer was to provide energy efficient security lighting when the job was complete. We searched and found high efficiency LED lighting that was placed on the corner to provide superior visibility at night. To quote the owner, "The LED's light up the lot like daylight."

Project Management is the key to a successful sign installation and at Blue Water Signs we work hard to assure your project is a success.


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Bring Back the Light!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

As the shortest day of the year approaches, darkness is actually falling before 5:00 in Harford County. Lights are coming on earlier in town – and that means sign lights as well. 

Backlit or side-lit signs are cost-effective ways to communicate your message year-round, but especially in the dark of winter. Ultra-thin backlit LED signs have been the rage in outdoor signage for the last year. According to, the reasons for their success include reliability, brightness and temperature. The technology is reliable over time. 

LEDs are durable, and if kept in an appropriate enclosure, can have a lifespan of up to 10 years. LED backlit panels display at a brightness of 1,500-2,000 nits, which helps them to perform well in direct sunlight or ambient light. At night, the high brightness makes the image pop. Finally, LED technology handles extreme temperature fluctuations better than other technologies, despite some challenges.

So when it gets dark in Harford County, look around at the lighted signs at businesses, churches, health clubs and banks. Then make your sign stand out in the dark.

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