Exit Downstairs Sign Purpose and Materials
An ADA-compliant exit downstairs sign is specifically required in the ADA standards under §216.4.1. If your stairs are part of your exit discharge system this sign is required. This sign of course meets the visual and tactile character requirements for §703.2 of the 2010 ADA standards. It’s also important to remember these signs fulfill an important safety function in an emergency. If you were having a heart attack, wouldn’t you want the EMT to know where she is going?
Please note if the stairs you are identifying are not part of an exit passageway or exit discharge, you should use one of our stair sign, not this sign. Exits are one of the areas with specific ADA sign requirements. This should be use to mark “exit downstairs”, rather then stairs.
If you’d like to customize this sign beyond the color and braille options available on this page, please give us a call or visit the custom ADA room sign page and fill out our easy form.
This sign is eligible for our end of life recycling program. When your sign needs change simply ship your signs to us and we’ll take care of the rest.
We first plane the raised sign elements off the wood base and dispose of them responsibly. Next, the wood sign base is shredded and the wood fibers get re-used as animal bedding, then as fertilizer, and finally they return to the earth as soil. We hope you can appreciate this is more responsible compared to the fossil fuel derived plastics used in most ADA signs. To make it easy to participate in our product recycling program we extend a 10% Green Dot Sign® credit for the value of the returned signs. To learn more or get started, visit our Eco-Friendly Approach page and expand the “recycling” section at the bottom.
Choose the color that fits your exit downstairs sign best! To see our real colors and get a sample you can hold and touch before ordering, just visit our sample sign page.
- Interior sign with ADA-compliant letters, braille and pictograms
- Aspen wood base, US grown and processed FSC® 100% timber
- Direct fused 3D printed thermo-set acrylic raised features
- Beveled wood edges and ultra-fine sanded finish
- Wood is sealed with natural plant oils, no heavy metals, no plastic coatings
- Reduce plastic demand, sequester carbon, promote responsible forestry
- End of life return-for-credit policy insures responsible disposal and wood fiber re-use
- Bring the beauty of nature to your interior space
Many buildings have signs in different styles, often made by different companies at different times. Our aspen based standard ADA signs have consistent style so your whole office, store, facility or campus will look professional and uniform. This means that if you already have our standard signs in place, you can add this Exit Downstairs sign and know it will look like it was always there.
As with all our products, every business decision we make about this sign, from production equipment and raw materials, to packaging and production location are weighted to produce both beautiful signs and a positive societal impact. We incorporate costs, durability & visual appeal with sustainability, biodiversity and fossil fuel use reduction to move forward with our goal of beautiful signs for a better planet.
Green Dot Sign® is a small business and we know every time you spend money, getting a return on that investment matters. Our ADA signs are unique. We know they are not right for every business but for most, they will deliver a much better ROI than our competitors. To learn more about why this exit downstairs sign is a smart investment for your business, building or brand, feel free to check out the video below.