FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is an over-the-street banner different than an over-sized banner?
Yes. Even though an over-the-street banner is considered an extra-large or over-sized banner, it has different requirements that need to be met, to make it safe for hanging over a road or between two poles.
Are there special requirements on these types of banners?
Typically, yes there are. Most cities will require you to get approval before hanging a banner over any roadway or any free-standing poles that are on city property. We always suggest that the customer check with their specific city for any specific banner requirements that this type of banner may need before ordering the banner. Our over-the-street banners are printed on 13 oz. vinyl banner material, but your specific city may require that the banner be printed on 16 oz. material.
I need a double-sided over-the-street banner, do both images have to be the same?
Absolutely not. Our over the street double-sided banners are actually two separate prints that are stitched together with a block out material in the middle. So you can either have the same image or different images on either side of the banner.
Do you offer the special hardware necessary to hang an over-the-street banner?
Yes. If your over-the-road banner needs to have specific hardware installed in the banner (i.e. sewn-in rope, snap hooks, reinforced corners or webbing, etc.) we've got you covered. And again, we stress contacting your local city government, to find out requirements the banner needs to meet before ordering or pricing your street banner.
I see that some over-the-street banners have wind slits. Are they necessary?
Wind slits are not necessary in this type of banner, even though some cities require them, and we usually never manufacture our banners with them. When you cut into the vinyl banner material for wind slits, you actual damage the integrity of the banner, and may cause more harm than good because the wind slits might end up fraying and ultimately destroy the look of your banner.