What Is A Monument Sign?

what is a monument sign?

What Is A Monument Sign?

Monument Signs” are freestanding structures at the entrance of a property or business. They are installed in the ground. Monument signs can have a stucco finish, painted or brick/stone look. Some like to build these signs from concrete using natural stone, while others like to order the complete structure with signs on them. Monument signs can be horizontal or vertical, depending upon the overall size and what the customer would like on the sign. The size varies based on the frontage of the business.

Monument signs can list 1 business or multiple tenants. These can be internally illuminated or externally. And also known as entrance signs. There are lot of options available. The customers budget decides what can or cannot be included.

What monument signs are not!

Monument signs are not “pylon signs” or “pole signs”. Those are instead very tall signs mounted on poles. Pylon signs are meant to be seen by traffic from freeways. Monument signs are much smaller in size. The aim of monument signs is to direct the traffic to the business.

But monument signs are not “directional signs” either. Directional signs have arrows pointing towards the buisness and are smaller in size.


Monument signs are custom built as per customer requirements. If you need help ordering one, call San Jose Signs at 408-294-7446. We will help you pick the right options for your sign.