Billboard Installation

Buy bulk ratchets and rods at discount!

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You need ratchets every 4'. There are available in a number of lengths in both standard and heavy-duty configurations, making them ideal for virtually all flex face sign applications. Purchase ratchets that have a large tightening handle. The small metals ones are more difficult to use.

Please note: ratchets are sold by the case.

Yellow Chromated

63" and 83" 3000lb Ratchet


63" and 168" 1500lb Ratchet

Gripper Rods

You will use gripper rods to slide through the billboard pocket. Solid PVC piping and hollow rods can become conductive. We only sell solid fiberglass rods.

  • Non-conductive
  • Light-weight
  • Easy to transport
  • Long lasting

The picture illustrates that the ratchet hooks through the pocket. This is acheived by puncturing a small hole through the pocket. Many clients think there is a grommet that the ratchet hooks through but all installers slice a small hole through the vinyl.

Once the ratchet is hooked through the pocket and around the gripper rod you can begin to tighten.

Rods come in these sizes:

¾” Diameter x 10’

¾” Diameter x 12’

¾” Diameter x 14’

Watch our video to see a billboard installation take place. Some billboard installers use bucket trucks and some use ladders. There are various ways an installer might choose to install a billboard. However the best way is "safety first"! Always use a harness! This could save your life. Choose a billboard installer that carries his or her own liability insurance and make sure they add you as "named as insured" on the policy. If your installer is not an employee of your company please make sure your contract laborer signs a contract that includes safety practices and that they will always carry liability. We would recommend talking with your attorney about best practices when hiring an installer. This video is just an example of what a typical installation looks like. First step is ordering your billboard print!

TIP: Use industrial clamps to hold vinyl in place along the top to get your billboard positioned.

Billboard Hardware
After your vinyl billboard printing is complete it’s now time to hire someone to install your fabulous new design. 
The images and video demonstrations below illustrate how to use the tools that are essential for vinyl billboard installation.
Outdoor billboard advertising installed properly can get your business, campaign, or event the great results you are searching for. With the right tools, a great assembly team, the right location, and the best-looking vinyl billboard design you are sure to see success!
Contact our team with any questions regarding your next vinyl billboard installation.

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