Parking Lot Sign Types | HD Supply

Without the right signs, your parking lot is an accident waiting to happen. Having the right signs in your parking lot will make it safer for drivers and pedestrians and help lower your liability. Well-placed signs also reduce confusion over where to park. We offer an extensive selection of parking and parking lot signs that indicate speed limits, towing zones, reserved spaces, handicap parking, assigned parking spaces, and more.

Types of Parking Lot Signs

The type of parking lot signs you need depends on how you use them and where you install them. Take a look at the three most popular types of parking signs and decide which are best for your property's parking situations.

Aluminum Signs

Heavy-duty aluminum signs are ideal for a variety of parking applications and are the best choice when you need a permanent solution. Available in stock, semi-custom, and fully custom options, commercial quality aluminum signs are .080" thick, rustproof aluminum so they're strong enough to stand up to any weather conditions and high winds. Aluminum signs come in a wide range of sizes with predrilled holes so they can be mounted on a wall, U-channel steel post or a portable sign stanchion.

Use aluminum signs in your parking lot, parking deck, and along roads and driveways to:

Aluminum signs are also suitable for many other outdoor areas around your property, including common areas, playground, dog park, pool/spa, and recreational spaces.

Three Grades of Reflectivity

To be effective, traffic and parking signs must be easy to see day and night. Aluminum traffic and parking signs feature a reflective finish for increased visibility at night and during inclement weather.

Many of our aluminum traffic and parking signs are available with a high-intensity finish to keep you MUTCD compliant. High-intensity signs are 10 times brighter than standard reflective signs to meet the minimum reflectivity requirements established by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Diamond Grade stop signs offer the highest level of visibility day or night for maximum safety. Learn more about high-intensity signs and Federal MUTCD regulations.

Night-reflective aluminum stop signs are available in three grades:

  • Engineer Grade - standard reflectivity ideal for any budget
  • High-Intensity - 10 times brighter to meet minimum Federal reflectivity standards
  • Diamond Grade - 15 times brighter for maximum shine and safety

Learn more about reflective sign regulations.

A-Frame Signs

A-frame signs give you the flexibility to place signs where you need them for greater visibility and impact. Designed for short-term use at any facility, A-frame signs can inform residents and guests about temporary parking or lane closures, parking directions, special events, parties, and more. A-frame signs are available in stock and fully custom designs, and the messages can be displayed on one or both sides of the sign.

Benefits and features of A-frame signs:

  • Ideal for temporary messages
  • Easy to move from place to place
  • Durable, weatherproof coroplast or aluminum sign material
  • Messages can be the same or different on each side
  • Stock and custom sign options available

Sturdy A-frame sign frames are the perfect way to display your A-frame signs. Depending on the type of sign frames you order, signs can be permanently displayed or swapped out as your messaging needs change.

Parking Permits

Improving safety and security doesn't stop with signs. Control access to all your parking areas with highly visible parking stickers and hang tags in stock or fully custom designs. Learn more about creating a successful parking permit program for your facility.