As the name suggests, these are signs that are self-supporting, relying on steel, wood or concrete columns to which signs are attached. The larger ones, like you see in major shopping centres, displaying the names of several stores/companies that may occupy the premises, are commonly referred to as "pylon signs." Freestanding signs are not limited to just those larger ones however. Even a 4'x8' commercial real estate sign is considered a freestanding sign as far as City bylaws are concerned.
The larger signs in this category take careful planning, structural engineering, power considerations and a more involved permitting process. If you are anticipating the need for a freestanding sign, be sure to contact Prosign early in the planning process, so we can help guide you. It will save countless headaches later on!