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It’s the season of love with Valentine’s Day right around the corner so why not fall in love with new signage! Recently I’ve been receiving similar comments from customers about their current signage they are looking to replace. Comments like “old and boring” U channel poles or “rotten and dingy” wooden posts are some of the several I have been hearing. Instead of looking at those eyesores every day, why not replace them with something you love to look at? At Capital StreetScapes, we have a variety of parts that you can mix and match to fit any budget or to achieve a certain look.

Not only are our products beautiful, but they are long lasting. We use aluminum for our poles, bases, finials, frames, and blanks. They are lightweight (making installation easier) and hold up in different climates. Plus, aluminum does not rust. We also powder coat all our products. Powder coating is better than traditional paint because it lasts much longer. It generally produces a coating twice as thick as standard paint and is resistant to corrosion, fading, chipping, and...

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The beginning of the year symbolizes a fresh start so instead of saying, “New Year, New Me” how about “New Year, New Signs”? This time of year is great to start looking into upgrading your sign needs. Our signs add something special to your landscaping needs and are durable in different weather climates. Whether you’re a borough in New York City, a college in Virginia, or a small HOA in Nevada we can help you! Check out what others have said about working with us on our testimonial page and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Be sure to check out our Getting Started document to help you in the process.

We have been blessed to have worked with a variety of great companies this year and we want to thank you for making 2017 our best year yet! We at Capital StreetScapes wish you a Happy New Year and hope your 2018 is filled with great memories and success.

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2017 is almost to an end somehow. We have had a busy and hot summer down here in Austin and are welcoming the cooler weather. As Capital StreetScapes continues to grow, we are always on the lookout for new products to offer our customers. We added a new base (Base47) and finial (Pine4) for our 4” poles this past year and have been looking into other items to give you more options. Whether it’s for aesthetic reasons or for your budget, we would like to give you many options to choose from when you are working on your project. If there is something that you have wanted, please let us know! We would love to hear about what kind of items should be available.

We will be adding new items and changing our website in the near future, so make sure you check back to see what else we are offering.

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All of us at Capital StreetScapes have been getting back into the swing of things since the New Year. We have been working on many different projects for neighborhoods, college campuses, HOAs, and civic centers. A question that we get asked every so often is, “Can I get parts painted a different color than black?” The answer to that is, YES! While we primarily show off our black powder coated items that we keep in stock, we are able to do many other colors. This is just one of the many things we offer to make your custom project.

Now that spring is here, it would be a perfect time to think about updating your sign needs. While our black powder coated items are (of course) BEAUTIFUL, having a different color is definitely something extra-ordinary. Give us a call at the shop if you are interested in a custom color for your project!

The bases below are powder coated in RAL 6002 and RAL 5012 respectively.

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What are you guys doing for the holidays? We usually stay around Austin for the big feast with family. There’s always great food and laughter and of course, football. We are always thinking about our customers, so of course during this time of year, we are also thinking about y’all who might be hitting the roads this time of year. We want your drive to be as safe and easy as possible. The best way to do it is to (duh) buy from us, and use decorative sign posts, decorative street signs that will make the drive less of a hassle for everyone. Aside from that, Decorative street signs and decorative sign posts can help tourists while they are in town for the holidays to navigate the city, but another thing to point out here is that decorative street signs and decorative sign bases can also help to add to the charm of the city or neighborhood, which many holiday travelers value.

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We’ve talked a lot on this blog about how our products are impactful and useful at places like HOAs and college campuses. But our products serve another major use in urban developments and shopping centers. For instance, all over the country you'll see new mixed use developments—hot up and coming restaurants blended with loft-style apartments and fitness centers. In essence, these “town center” style shopping centers are the perfect way to collaborate with Capital Streetscapes. Gone are the days of the neutral, tired strip mall. Today, engineers and architects are looking for ways to breathe new, creative life into living and shopping spaces. Through the use of decorative street signs and decorate sign posts, a space can be transformed into a creative focal point for the navigation of these centers. Being able to clearly navigate these areas is important, and our custom wayfinding signs never compromise good looks with functionality. In order to make your shopping center stand apart from the crowd, there has to be something that sets it apart from every other one. We are always...

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Here at Capital Streetscapes, we know that maybe aluminum isn’t something that occupies a ton of your thought process, but it should! Using aluminum in your decorative street signs and sign posts is something that has slid under the radar, but has tons of benefits—one of the major being that it doesn’t rust which promotes a longer life span! We’ve all driven through small town America and seen those sign posts and street signs that look like they are in need of some TLC, and that’s frequently from rust. With aluminum, you’re avoiding all that!

Another benefit is how aluminum holds up under the weather ups and downs. All over the country right now, we’re experiencing high highs and low lows in temperature. When aluminum gets cold, it strengths, but when it gets hot, that won’t weaken it. You can’t say that of all materials, and it is something to keep in mind when ordering decorative street signs, custom wayfinding signs, and sign posts. Aluminum is also about 1/3 the weight of common metals found in street signs and sign posts. With aluminum, you get a streamlined look...

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Here at Capital StreetScapes, you know that we love to make decorative sign posts and decorative street signs that are aesthetically pleasing for whatever project you are working on. That’s important to talk about when we talk about increasing the safety of your city’s residents.

We’re based here in Austin, where there was recently a hands-free law put into action. That’s right, texters, it’s time to put the phone down and focus on the road. We want our citizens to be safe just as much as we want their custom street signs to be exactly what you’re looking for on your project. On our last post here we mentioned that Spring is a great time to start considering your next street sign project, and that you might want to use our signs to utilize our signage that can help point people in the right direction towards neighborhood parks and recreation centers. This is important in this instance because the hands free laws also bans the use of GPS!

Aside from the aesthetic appeal of our products ad t safety measures, it’s also important that during summer, universities are easy...

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It's finally summer! Here in Austin that means swimming in Barton Springs, movies at Auditorium Shores, and camping at Pedernales State Park. No matter where you are, we know that for families around the country, summer means more outdoor time and also time in the car for summer vacation. We know from (a lot) of experience just how important it is for summer to be about enjoying and not about stressing. We've spent some time talking about how decorative street signs and decorative sign posts are important when you're on the road, making the drive easy to navigate and accessible. Another thing to keep in mind is what our products can do for your HOA. Summer is the time for hitting the pool, a few rounds at the tennis court, or hitting the trail. For out-of-towner relatives getting around town or just for a facelift of your neighborhood, consider updating your custom street signs and wayfinding signs.

But we know it’s not all about looks. It’s about functionality too. There is nothing worse than being in a new town and it being impossible to navigate. Having decorative...

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The past few months we've been talking a lot about our hometown here in Austin, but today we want to remind everyone of what we have done to offer campuses, HOAs, and municipalities all over the nation. From Bluebell, PA to Dallas, TX to Orlando, FL to Orange County, California, Capital Streetscapes really is a company gone national.

Summer is the perfect time to give your college campuses a bit of a facelift with our decorative street signs and decorative sign posts. One of the great things about our products is that they are clearly impeccably made, but our street signs and wayfinding signs also offer a historical respectability which is oftentimes so important on college campuses.

And we all know that HOAs all over the country are frequently looking for ways to update the look of neighborhood associations all over the country. We've had a lot of experience with this, and if you check out our testimonials page, you'll see it for yourself. With the arrival of summer, your HOA might be wanting to start looking...

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