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Room Sign Installation Guide

SECURELY MOUNT OFFICE SIGNS

Congrats on your new office signs!  Make sure your facilities investment will stand the test of time by securely hanging signs.  ADA-compliant signs are fairly easy to wall mount, and our two hanging methods are described in instructional language and photos below. If you’re using a different ADA sign manufacturer’s product, you will probably want to go straight to the foam tape method instructions.

While most handymen or construction crews are more than capable of installing office signage, sometimes there is value in using a professional sign installation company.  If you prefer to hire a local professional feel free to work through us.  Just call or fill out our Contact Us form, and we can provide suggestions. If you want to contract with a sign installer directly, we recommend searching with the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) or 3M certified installers database.

Two Easy Room Sign Installation Options

Green Dot Sign™ offers eco-friendly wood peg or foam tape braille sign hanging options. Our preferred approach to mounting room and door signs is via four wood pegs.  This method not only reduces plastic production and use, but it is also the most secure. Some of our experienced clients insist upon installing signs via pegs because adhesives, such as foam tape, do not withstand vandalism.  For those who need to quickly install signs or don’t want to use power tools, the best option is to use silicone in conjunction with manufacturer provided adhesive. 

When deciding which Green Dot Sign installation method to select, know that there is no price difference between pegs and tape.  Simply choose what works best for your walls and team.  Rough walls usually mean the peg method, flat walls can be either, and foam tape works well for mounting signs to glass, stone, or tile.  

Your Green Dot signs will ship ready to be installed. They will either have 4-pegs or sign grade foam tape, depending upon the selection made while ordering. Signs also come with installation instructions and templates like those below.

ADA-COMPLIANT SIGN PLACEMENT

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifies where room and space identification signs must be wall mounted relative to entry door latches. Before hanging an ADA-compliant sign, it is worthwhile to confirm placement with your local building inspector.

We’ve included room sign installation height and location requirements here, and for more information on ADA requirements please see our ADA Sign Overview.

The ADA specifies that wall signs must be mounted so that the bottom line of tactile characters is at least 48 inches high and the top line is at most 60 inches high. This measurement is taken from the base of the letters (except in CA where it is measured from the bottom of the braille).

Wall mounted signs must be centered in the 18 inch horizontal space immediately next to the door. When there is not enough wall space, use the nearest adjacent wall.

Most room signs are to be mounted on the latch side of the door. However, there are a few exceptions:

  • On double doors that are both active, mount sign on the right side
  • On double doors with one active door, mount sign on the inactive door
  • On outward swinging doors, mount sign on the side outside of the door arc swing (i.e. if the door were open all way then the wall that would still be visible is the wall to use)

In rare cases signs can be door mounted. On inward swinging doors, a sign may be mounted on the door if all three below criteria are met:

  1. The door closes automatically
  2. Door does not have a hold-open device
  3. Sign is mounted on the push side of the door