• How to Keep Your Awning in Top Condition


    You get to admire a beautiful new awning as soon as your sign installers are finished, but keeping it in shape comes with maintenance. Clear off twigs and debris, inspect your awnings for punctures, and call your sign company if you notice any damage. Read ahead and learn exactly how to keep your awning in top condition.

    Clean Off Debris

    As you may have seen with your roof or fence, it doesn’t take long for debris to build up. It can be tough to remove once it does, and it may leave stains behind even after you’ve gotten rid of the buildup. Make sure you get rid of wet leaves, twigs, and bird droppings whenever you notice them starting to collect on your awning. Wet leaves and bird droppings can even lead to mold problems if they’re not dealt with quickly. It’s also a good idea to give your awning a spot clean occasionally, using warm water and a mild detergent.

    Check for Problems

    In addition to leaves and bird droppings, awnings are exposed to the elements on a constant basis. Even especially durable awnings can take some damage after a bad storm, so check on yours regularly and look for signs of a problem. Mold growth can tarnish the awning’s appeal as well as present health hazards, but there are other issues to look for as well. Check the metal components for rust, and make sure there are no tears in the fabric.

    Act Quickly

    If you do come across a problem when you’re inspecting your awning, call your sign company right away. A small puncture could turn into a large tear in no time, so you’ll want to repair it as soon as possible, and you’ll want the job to be done properly.

    The pros are here to help with your awnings in Chicago, IL, so reach out to Olympic Signs or visit our website to see what we can offer. You can also call our sign installers at (630) 424-6100 if you have any questions.

  • A New Groundbreaking in Peoria means new Signs from Olympic

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    People in Peoria have something to get excited about- a new Portillo’s location, opening in May of 2018. This Chicago favorite is going to be a big hit with the residents of Peoria, and we at Olympic Signs are excited about it too. Why? Because we’ve been in on it since the very beginning!

    It’s been our pleasure to partner with Portillo’s on this project. Our President, Rob Whitehead, even wielded a shovel at the groundbreaking event. The new Portillo’s will be located at Rockwood and Baumann Way, featuring all the delicious favorites you probably already love from Portillo’s.

    If you don’t know Portillo’s, you’re in for a real treat! Having risen from their humble beginnings in 1963 as a small hot dog stand outside Chicago, they’ve grown into a local favorite. Their delicious offerings include Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs, char-grilled burgers, fresh salad, cheese fries, and “world famous” chocolate cake. If you haven’t ever experienced what they have to offer, be sure to check out the new location in May. You’ll have no trouble finding it, because it will feature eye-catching signage from Olympic Signs!

    If you’re opening a business, or just need new signs to help you stand out, give Olympic Signs a call. Since 1980, we’ve been providing exceptional signs to satisfied customers, building a reputation based on total customer satisfaction. We’re a full service sign company offering a full range of services, and our attention to detail means your project will be completed in a professional and timely manner. Visit our website to learn all about how we can work with you to make your business stand out, or call us today at 630.413.1198 so we can get started on the signs that will give you the competitive edge.