Frequently asked questions about interior and exterior signs

Q: Why should I use Lemberg as my business sign vendor?

Lemberg is a knowledgeable, full-service sign and outdoor lighting installation and maintenance provider in the Milwaukee area. We offer custom sign design, fabrication, survey, permit and consulting services and back it up with over 25 years of reliable, timely sign installation and service.

Q: What types of sign projects does Lemberg typically undertake?

We work with national sign companies on installation-only projects, as well as individual business owners, municipalities, franchisees, property management companies and design firms on complete sign packages. This includes (but is not limited to) LED retrofitting and electronic message center design and installation. Our award-winning design and installation team has experience working with a variety of materials that create unique looks that are consistent with your brand.

Q: How long might a sign project take?

The typical time from concept to installation can be between 8 & 12 weeks after client and municipal approval is obtained. Ultimately, the complexity of the project and the materials it incorporates determine a sign’s completion date, but Lemberg offers one of the highest commitments to meeting deadlines, and our resources provide us the flexibility to work within tight, fast sign development timeframes.

Q: How far does Lemberg travel for sign projects?

Lemberg can directly install and service signs and lighting throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, and in some cases will travel anywhere within the state of Wisconsin. Additionally, we have the ability to handle any project indirectly within the United States using our network of certified installation partners.

Q: What other services does Lemberg offer?

Lemberg has full service and maintenance capabilities for all exterior property lighting. We offer 24-hour emergency service, preventative and on-call maintenance for all signs, building lighting and parking lot lights.

Q: What information do I need to submit to complete my sign project?

In cases where we will need to replicate a customer logo or brand, we ask for a vector-based electronic file. A vector-based file is usually a PDF or has a .DRW, .AI, .EPS or .SVG file extension. In some cases, we may require additional documents that help us obtain municipal approval to install signage, such as a scaled site plan or property owner consent.

Q: What are the different types of materials used in making my signage?

We have worked with acrylic, aluminum, wood, steel, glass, stone and various composite substances. Visit our sign portfolio to view a sample of concepts.

Q: Why do the letters in my sign look dim or pink?

This happens in sign letters that are illuminated with neon, and most often in cold temperatures. Mercury vapor that is in the neon tubing condenses, which makes letters have a pink appearance to them. Pink or dim letters are many times a sign of neon failure.

Q: What are my options for illuminated signs?

There are three standard illumination components for signs: fluorescent lamps, neon or LED. Each type of illumination implies a different program for maintenance, or lack thereof. If longevity, maintenance or repair costs are a concern, it is important to have a conversation with a qualified representative to determine the best illumination application for your sign.

Q: What are the restrictions for signs on my property in my municipality?

Regulations for signs differ between cities. Allowable square footage, mounting height and method, color & material, or timing of electronic changeable message signs are common parameters that need to be accounted for. Lemberg facilitates code research, permit procurement and can attend mandatory plan review meetings for all of our sign clients to ensure your sign meets all requirements.