As a contractor, project manager or purchaser for a municipality you know that staying on budget and within your costs is a critical factor. The last thing you want to do is complete a major project such as hanging signs and signals only to find out the brackets or the strapping that you selected isn’t holding up. Replacing all that material and adding more labor and more time can be a huge dip into an already stretched budget.
One of the ways that stainless steel strapping can save you money on your sign and signals job is in its durability. Stainless steel will not rust or corrode under normal environmental conditions, meaning you don’t have to worry about changing out brackets, bands or seals every couple of years. In addition you won’t have to replace signs and signals that can be very costly and you also don’t have the liability issues of signs missing because the attachment broke and the sign fell off the pole.
One Size Fits All
There are companies that sell pre-formed brackets and clamps and straps that are designed for use with specific poles. While this is a nice idea it isn’t practical when you have hundreds or thousands of signs to put up over a big area in a rural or urban location.
Instead, using steel strapping and universal brackets and seals that will work on any pole or attachment type is going to save you money as well as a lot of time. If your crews have a choice of three different brackets and a regular or heavy duty steel strapping there is virtually no wasted time, often cutting the time spend hanging a sign by 50 to 70%. If you multiply that time saving over an entire subdivision or city you can see how the savings will add up in man hours alone.
The last reason to work with steel strapping, and this is a huge factor, is that it is not just a low maintenance option; it is a no maintenance option. Once it is on the pole and the seal in place that strap is going to stay looking in the same condition until you choose to take the sign or signal down.