You have purchased a new banner sign for your business or certain events and now you are wondering on what will be the best way to install it. Hanging a banner should not be a difficult task and it only requires proper idea on how to install it.
In this article you will learn some of the common places where banners are installed and the best methods for hanging them.
Flat Wall Mounting- Most banners are ordered with grommets around the perimeter which make them a little bit easy to install on flat walls. For drywall, you can use push pins through the material or grommet openings, or better use plastic wall anchors with screws and washers to properly fasten through the grommets and into the wall. Just make sure that the washer is slightly larger than the grommet opening.
For a brick or block wall, use a tapcon masonry screw with a washer to fasten your banner. Here you will also be needing a hammer drill and a masonry bit for this method. For a sheet metal wall, use sheet metal screws and washers. For a wood wall you can use a wood screws and washers. Synthetic Stucco Surfaces with brand names such as Dryvit and Masterwall are difficult to install banners on since the first 3/4" to 4" of the surface depth is basically just a polystyrene foam. Some can hang it up using Rockhard anchorswith large threads that allow the screw and washer method to be used for short time periods. Any holes in the EIFS surface should be filled with caulk once the banner is removed in order to prevent water damage to the structure.
Between Pole Mounting - When mounting banners in between poles it is best to have rope sewn into the top and bottom seams of the banner. You can then simply tie the rope around the poles or through large eye screws that may be installed on the poles.
D-rings at the end of the webbing can be attached with bungee cords strung around the poles or also from large eye screws if there's any. This technique allows the banner to move during high winds which reduces resistance that may cause damage to the banner. Mounting banners between poles with a rope attached to simple corner grommet holes usually fails as the grommets will tend to rip loose during the first strong wind. Bungee cords can also be attached to corner grommet holes and will lessen the chance of ripping out the grommet.
Lawn Mounting - For temporary banners displayed in a grassy areas, you can use a method similar to the "between pole mounting". You can purchase a steel post and put into the ground using a post driver and then rope, bungee cords or heavy duty plastic wire ties can then be used with grommets to install the banner between the posts.
Fence Mounting - If you decide to mount banners in a chain link fence this can be easily done using a plastic wire ties or zip ties through the grommets and around the links. For a wooden fence, you can use the same method for a flat wooden wall.
Ceiling Mounting - The best way to hang a banner from a ceiling on any area is to use pole pockets. Pole pockets are openings that are sewn into the top and bottom seams of the banner that allow a rigid PVC pole to be slid through them. Wire, cable, or decorative rope can then be attached to the top pole and hung from the rafters above. To keep the banner rigid and stationary you can insert a pole into the bottom pocket to add some weight.
Flag Mounting to Poles - Pole pockets are also used to mount vertical banners to the sides of electric poles. Sometimes these are called Boulevard banners cause these are often seen decorating city streets during christmas or for business advertisements. Banner bracket kits with projecting metal are installed on the poles in mounting the banner.
Across The Street Mounting - Large banners of events, campaigns, ads are sometime mounted across an entire street. These are usually done through mounting a guy strung just above and below the banner and secured it in both poles of the street. You can use snap hooks and insert it through the grommets and around the wires to support the banner. Rope can then be attached to each corner grommet on the banner and tightly secure each pole to keep the banner in place.
Storefront Windows- If you mount banners that are designed to fit between storefront window frames you can use suction cups with hooks. These are hooks are simply inserted through the grommet holes and then the cups are stuck to the windows.
I hope that this list helps you in every possible banner mounting situation at home or in your business. And you can use combination of some of the techniques discussed above to secure every banner that you wish to be mounted. You should now know how to hang a banner properly and neatly.
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