Architectural sign: Interior and exterior signage designed to enhance and be an integral part of the surrounding environment. The signage found at corporate, educational, hospitality, medical, and government facilities are examples.

Awning: A sign that projects from a building and serves a second purpose as a shelter.

Cabinet: A box-profile sign with interior illumination. Mounting can be on a wall or on a monument, pole or high-rise sign.

Canopy: A sign mounted on a permanent canopy

Channel Letter: A fabricated or formed three-dimensional letter that may be backlit, or internally or externally illuminated.

Directional/Wayfinding sign: Interior and exterior signs designed to direct people and vehicles.

Directory sign: Identifies the names and locations of tenants in a multi-tenant property or building.

Electronic Message Board (or Center): A variable message sign that uses LED (light-emitting diodes) or an LCD (liquid crystal display) to display computer-generated copy or graphics.

Fascia Systems: Includes signage mounted to a building’s exterior wall and running parallel to it, as well as other design building features, such as panels, awnings, trimwork, etc.

High-rise: A tall freestanding sign often use along roadways.

Joint Tenant: Identifies tenants in a commercial complex.

Menu System: Commercial signage that lists products or food items and prices

Monument: A freestanding ground sign usually with low overall height; it may identify a building or a property.

Neon: An illuminated sign fabricated with visible vacuum tubing containing inert gases.

Pylon/Pole: A freestanding sign with a visible support structure, or with the support structure enclosed in a pole cover.

Regulatory Sign: A sign having the primary purpose of conveying information concerning rules, ordinances or laws.

Sign Band: Horizontal signage above entrances on a multi-tenant property.

Thermal Plastic/Pan Face: A plastic sign with a heat-formed dimensional sign face.