Outdoor Reader Boards and Signs
In high-traffic areas, people don't always have time to stop and look at your signage. But if it's a marquee board, it ensures people will see your announcements even when they're on the move. Wall-mount or freestanding outdoor changeable letter boards effectively get messages out in public or commercial workspaces. These enclosed outdoor message centers, also known as reader boards, are strategically placed alongside busy roads and other exterior locations to communicate your announcement to anyone passing by.
Although considered "old school," marquee signs still have the simplicity that many businesses and organizations find desirable. The large letters can still be read as someone is driving, making them an ideal choice in rural areas where a car is the only reasonable way to get around. Marquee reader boards are just as effective next to crowded sidewalks where people can't pause without getting in the way. That's why you continue to see these changeable message boards in many outside locations, including businesses, schools, churches, antique and flea markets, shopping centers, and park districts.
Our economic value line reader boards come in various styles and custom options to help advertise your message as effectively as possible within your budget. Wall-mount signs can be mounted onto brick, stone, cinder block, or wood. If you have a lawn or other open space to work with, freestanding marquee signs can go right next to sidewalks and roadways. In addition, depending on the reader board style, there is a choice of six popular metal frame finishes in white, black, satin silver, satin gold, bronze, and blue to complement your location setting.
Weather-Resistant Reader Board Cabinet
The weather-treated reader board cabinet is made of durable aluminum and built to withstand everyday outside elements. Aside from standard side hinge display cases, some models feature a full-length piano hinge on the door's top side with two front Cam Locks on the bottom of the cabinet. The door swings upward and is held in place with prop arms while updating your message. The cabinets also feature a clear break-resistant polycarbonate acrylic window for added protection.
Weep holes on the cabinet bottom help drain away water, and vents help reduce condensation buildup. An aluminum backer with moisture-blocking silicone sealant is installed on the display case — making the changeable marquee sign ideal for outdoor public areas and workspaces. Also installed in the cabinet is a translucent white acrylic copy board with plastic copy rails. These rails hold changeable 4-inch or 5-inch letters, included with your purchase. Additional reader board marquee letter and number sets can be purchased.
Optional Extra Heavy-Duty Cabinet
If weather conditions and the location of your reader letter board require a heavy-duty sign board, we also offer wall-mounted and standing marquee boards on posts built with hardened aluminum cabinets. Options include an illuminated back-lit lighted cabinet using UL-approved, long-lasting, and cost-effective LED lighting.
Personalized Message Header
Make your marquee board unique with a customized header. The header panel above the enclosed single-door marquee display case lets you present your church or religious affiliation, business name, school logo, or any other message. We'll gladly print your message text for free. Provide us with your test message, and we will print it in capitalized black Helvetica font. Please keep it simple for maximum visual effectiveness. You may also send your logo, image, or a different font style — we'll add it to the header panel for an upcharge.
Religious-Themed Reader Boards
Reader board message centers are particularly popular among churches and other religious centers. Our marquee collection includes special modern church signs to make your messages even more noticeable. This attractive cathedral-style reader board will stand out at any place of worship. Catch everyone's attention with the uniquely pointed header reader board. Choose your church marquee board style for installing onto an exterior wall or insetting into a building. The external standing cathedral marquee reader board comes with two posts for stability and provides height for even more visibility.
Freestanding Double-Sided Marquee Reader Boards
These two-sided reader boards with changeable letters are great for displaying your message in high-traffic public areas. And whichever direction your audience is coming from, your message will be seen. Our free-standing reader boards come with two posts. The two 8-foot aluminum posts have pre-drilled holes that attach to the sides of the exterior enclosed letter board cabinet.
You never want to run out of room for your messages — but you also don't want to get a sign too big for the available space. Displays4Sale outdoor reader boards come in standard landscape sizes ranging from 48" x 36" to 96" x 48", so you have plenty of options.
Custom Marquee Reader Boards Built in the USA
Although we offer many standard popular sizes, if your outdoor location requires custom marquee boards in a different cabinet size, we'll build it. And these changeable letter board message centers are made in the USA. So, if you have any questions about our reader boards or marquee signs and want to discuss creating your own, please get in touch with customer service for more information — we're available Monday-Friday by phone, live chat, and email.