Proper banner setup requires some decision making. One decision involves the banner bar. The bar which holds up the banner is just as important as the banner itself. A good banner bar is one with specifications that fit its purpose. Here are three things to think about when trying to find the right banner bar.
First one is protection. Banners are mostly used outdoors. This means a banner bar will be exposed to elements. Rain and humidity can cause corrosion which can drastically shorten the life of the bar. The protection comes with the finish. Different kinds of finish offers varying levels of protection against corrosion. The best finish in terms of corrosion protection is chrome. The usual paint also provides good protection but wears easily and requires more upkeep.
The second thing to consider is aesthetics. Banners are used as ornaments or advertising apparatus. Therefore, it must be nice-looking and eye-catching. In terms of aesthetics, the type of finish and accessories play major roles. A pennant accessory can be attached to the end of the bar. Polished chrome provides a premium look. Anodic oxide finish comes in different colors.
Last but not least important is durability. Durability of the bar depends on type and thickness of material. It is important not only for the longevity of the banner but also for safety of the people around. The banner bar must resist breaking or bending during strong winds.
There you go. The three things to think about when choosing a banner bar.