Pricing outline for custom hanging signs by I-80 MetalArt Adair ,Iowa (formerly Welder’s Wife)
The first thing to determine is the “ squared off “ dimensions, width and length of your sign.
To convert square inches to square feet ; multiply width x length and divide by 144
There is a minimum charge for all “in depth designed” ( designer’s discretion on what this entails ) custom pieces for $150 before tax. This minimum cost may not apply to simpler silhouette cutouts or smaller ornaments , for example , but there may be a minimum quantity you’ll need to purchase in this case.
Steel and design costs
$50 per square foot for front layer
*Design , layout of proof and customer correspondence ”baked “ into this cost
Added steel backing layers for two or more colors on your sign is $40 per square foot
Thicker gauge steel ( 10 gauge and thicker ) may cost more per square foot depending on designers discretion and / or current market price.
Powder coat costs
*At this time , we can only coat each piece of steel one color.
$ 7.50 per square foot for outdoor rated , on-hand coats ( epoxy primed with double layer pigment sometimes with clear coat depending on UV rating of chosen color)
$5.00 per square foot for indoor rated , on- hand coats ( epoxy primer with single coat )
$ 12.50 per square foot for exotic or rare use colors
- remember if you have a two or more layered sign to add those square footages on to the face layer for accuracy.
Transport , prep and handling costs
$4 per square foot
This cost is for us transporting the piece(s) to and from our subcontracted powder coater , surface preparation and protective wrapping and careful handling of powder coated pieces.
$5 each for powder coated matched hardware ( standoffs , quick links ,etc )
$3 each for uncoated specialized hardware ( larger bolts , lags , concrete tappers ) Any custom made hardware / connectors will be quoted to customer
We charge $150 per hour for the first person , from the time we leave our shop through to the time we arrive back at our shop minus any breaks or other diversions from your install / delivery project.
Each additional person going to assist on the project will cost $75 per hour per the same guidelines with travel time.