After a harsh winter, many commercial properties may look worn due to the effects of the brutal weather. Take a walk outdoors and survey the property.

Sign posts may have been knocked down by windy conditions. The striping on your parking structure has been obliterated by storm water and snow plows. The salt that was spread eroded the speed bumps and curb edges. All of this, combined with signs covered with graffiti and hedges squashed by negligent drivers, ensure that the property certainly needs some comprehensive spring time renovations.

Where’s the best place to begin?

Consider some simple ways to spruce up the facility to make sure the parking lot and outside space is visually appealing as well as clean and safe.

Put in new sign posts when old ones are twisted or rusty. Consider sign posts that are flexible so they bounce back to standing if hit. It’s worth your while as you won’t have to replace them again with new posts.

Stop signs or parking signs that are faded need to be replaced or renovated. Install bright fresh signs. Buy the signs that are highly reflective and you’ll increase night visibility when headlights shine on them.

Protect yourself from those who would vandalize the property. You’ll spend a lot in time and effort if you have to replace signs that have been vandalized. When you are going to replace the signs, do so with an upgrade to those that have a protective coating. With this special coating, sunlight will not cause fading and graffiti will be easy to clean.