Choosing Between Painted and Galvanized U-Channel Sign Posts

Choosing Between Painted and Galvanized U-Channel Sign Posts

Posted by Jeffrey Dornbos on 28th Jul 2016


When it comes time to choose what type of sign post should be used for regulatory traffic signs, the deciding factors lie in durability and appearance. Like anything else, when you purchase a sign post, you get what you pay for. If you spend a little bit more money in order to buy the higher-quality post, it will probably last longer, look nicer and won’t rust.

Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. Supplies a Number of U-Channel Sign Posts

U-channel sign posts are the most commonly used sign posts for regulatory, warning, and guide signs. They are designed to have part of the post buried into the ground in order to provide stability. It shouldn’t be easy to take a u-channel sign post out of the ground, and we certainly don’t want them to fall over with a large gust of wind or if hit by an out-of-control car. They are made of a heavy composition of steel, either 2lb/ft. or 3lb/ft., so they can endure a high amount of strain. Also, they are equipped with evenly spaced holes, one inch apart, so they are compatible with standard traffic signs, so it is simple to attach a traffic sign to a u-channel sign post at any height.

When you’re looking for the right sign post for your sign, it is important to take into account a few factors. If you’re in the market for a new sign post, ask yourself the following questions:

  • 1.Will my new sign post be in an environment in which it will rust easily—such as near salt water or in cold weather climates?
  • 2.Will this new sign post prevent against rusting and to what degree?
  • 3.How heavy is the sign post, 2lb./ft. or 3lb./ft. ?
  • 4.Can I afford galvanized or is painted good enough for this job?

Painted U-Channel Sign Posts

Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. supplies  green u-channel sign posts which feature a protective covering of paint so they can endure tough weather conditions.

We offer a variety of these, including:

  • 4’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post
  • 5’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post
  • 6’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post
  • 7’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post
  • 8’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post
  • 10’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post
  • 12’-2 lb. Green U-Channel Sign Post

Galvanized U-Channel Sign Posts

We also sell  galvanized u-channel sign posts. With a galvanized finish, they will resist rust and are more durable than painted sign posts. State highway departments always use galvanized to get the most life out of their sign post.

Contact Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. Today!

Dornbos Sign & Safety, Inc. carries a wide selection of signs for every purpose, along with painted and galvanized sign posts, which are FHWA & NCHRP-350 crash worthy approved. We supply Made In America u-channel sign posts in a variety of sizes and styles. And they are sold by length and pound for foot. If you require a large amount of u-channel sign posts, contact us today and we will give you special pricing for high-quantity orders.