When choosing material for your real estate signs, you need to answer two important questions. First, what is the purpose of the sign? Is it a For Sale sign or an Open House sign? Second, where is the sign going? Is it going inside or outside? Will it be posted in normal weather conditions or a high wind area?
Open House Signs
Most Open House signs are printed on Coraplast. This light weight corrugated plastic material is easy to transport and install in a yard or street corner. Coraplast signs do not need holes as they can easily work with H-Stakes or Diablo stakes that can be inserted directly into the bottom of the sign.
If you are posting Open House signs in a high wind area, you may want to consider 1/8″ Sintra. These signs are thicker and sturdier than Coraplast. Holes must be drilled in them, and they could then be hung from A-Frame hardware.
For Sale Signs
Since For Sale signs are posted in yards for an extended length of time, they must be sturdier than Open House signs. For most For Sale signs, we recommend 1/4″ Sintra. This thick solid plastic material can have holes drilled to accommodate a variety of hardware.
If your sign will be posted in a high wind area, we recommend using 3mm Dibond, which has a metal core and plastic coating. These signs are extremely rigid and can have holes drilled to accommodate a variety of hardware.
A third option is 10mm Coraplast. This is thicker than regular Coraplast and can be used for Open House or For Sale signs. It is recommend for high wind areas and it can have holes drilled to accommodate a variety of hardware.