Beautiful Signs for a Better Planet
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 room and door ADA signage hanging methods are described in instructional language and photos below.
Before securing new signs review ADA sign positioning and location legal requirements, and evaluate hiring a professional installer.
Green Dot Sign® offers sustainable wood peg or standard foam tape braille sign hanging options. 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 included in our wood peg and foam tape installation pages.
Our preferred approach to mounting room and door signs is via four wood pegs.
This method reduces plastic production and use, and it is 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.
If you’re using a different ADA office sign manufacturer’s product, you will probably want to go straight to the foam tape method instructions.
We’ve included the most common room sign installation height and location mounting requirements here. For more information on federal ADA regulations please see our ADA Sign Requirements Guide.
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.
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.