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Ensure Facility Safety & Efficiency with LED Overhead Door Signs

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According to data from Fortune Business Insights, the global garage and overhead doors market is expected to grow from nearly $7 billion in 2022 to almost $10 billion by 2029. That equates to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2 percent. While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed growth in 2020, the market has rebounded. Commercial overhead doors provide security, convenience, and efficiency as crucial entry and exit points for people, products, and materials in many types of facilities, including:

Maintaining smooth operations with optimum efficiency while promoting safety is paramount for any facility. An easy, proven way to help achieve this is by installing illuminated overhead door signs.

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Open-Closed Signs Let You Know Which Overhead Doors Are Available, Which Ones Aren't

Typically, facilities with overhead doors don’t have staff dedicated to directing traffic toward stations or bays. So, how do employees, patrons, volunteers, and visitors know which ones are available and which aren’t? An easy and effective way is through illuminated red x and green down arrow signs. The red x indicates closed, and the green arrow indicates open.

Instead of illuminated red x and green down arrow signs, many facilities with overhead doors opt for red-green traffic controller lights. Much like red, yellow, and green traffic lights, when these lights are illuminated green, the bay is clear to enter; when it’s red, it means the bay is occupied, making these effective overhead door signs.

Other facilities may opt for the straight-forward OPEN-CLOSED illuminated sign option. Regardless of choice, each type of sign is mounted above or beside overhead doors with a wall-based mounting system and controlled with switches. They are constructed of an extruded aluminum frame, are UL/cUL listed for wet locations, are readable in direct sunlight, and are backed by a five-year warranty.

Provide Additional Information with Variable Message Signs

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Variable message signs (VMS) are illuminated signs controlled with software instead of an on/off switch. These signs use sign control software to operate and create the sign’s messaging, including images and logos. The software allows VMS to have scheduled messaging or playlists, which can be overridden by authorized users remotely through the software’s web interface. These illuminated overhead door signs are vital because they give the facility the freedom to deliver any message, including:

  • Hours of operation
  • Educating employees on internal matters/events
  • Displaying special events/services offered
  • Showcasing holiday messaging
  • Promoting community engagement
  • Providing additional wayfinding measures
  • Enhancing facility branding

Signal-Tech offers two types of VMS: monochrome variable message signs and Red, Green, Blue (RGB) VMS. As the name implies, monochrome signs display messages with single-color LEDs, and RGB VMS display messages in full dynamic color. Both versions are UL/cUL listed for wet locations, readable in direct sunlight, and have a one-year warranty.

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Keep Facilities Safe with Illuminated Warning and Safety Signs

Any facility with heavy machinery and large vehicles can be considered dangerous. Illuminated overhead door signs can warn of dangerous situations, such as vehicle-pedestrian walkways, chemical storage areas, testing areas, and other risky zones. These illuminated warning signs operate on 120VAC, 277VAC, or low-voltage power and use super bright LEDs that are visible even in direct sunlight. Depending on the required environment, they are also available in indoor and outdoor versions and have a five-year warranty.

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Avoid Property Damage with Over-Height Clearance Bars

Typically, overhead doors are very large and designed to fit oversized vehicles. However, not every vehicle is going to fit through every overhead door. And when they attempt to fit through a door they aren’t designed to, property damage is almost always a certainty. Installing over-height clearance bars is a simple and cost-effective means to prevent this. Non-illuminated, over-height clearance bars notify large vehicles they are entering an area that does not fit their vehicle’s clearance.

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Over-Height Clearance Bars

Signal-Tech’s over-height clearance bars are made of lightweight, extruded aluminum, making them extremely durable. They can also be fully customized, being any color, with any message or logo, and available at any length to fit your needs.

Signal-Tech has many overhead door signs to help facilities foster a superb customer experience, become more efficient, improve branding, and be more profitable. No matter the need — wayfinding and directional, instructional, promotional, branding, safety, and everything in between — Signal-Tech has the solution. Ready to learn more about Signal-Tech’s signage for facilities with overhead doors? Contact us any time to speak with our overhead door signage experts!