Posted Signs

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    I recently purchased some property and will be posting the property lines this spring. I have had several trespassers last fall and since due to the timing of the purchase (October), I did not post it right away. What is everyone using for posted signs? Tyvek? The plastic ones from Tractor Supply? Aluminum? Custom signs? I have a few fields that I will have to put signs on T posts so something with a backer would be ideal. How long have the signs lasted that you have chosen? I see several properties in my area that are posted the signs just don't seem to last and I do not want to repost every year.
     
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    The plastic ones crack in the cold weather. I use aluminum.
     
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    I also opt for metal, as stated the cheap plastic ones are crap. I do the majority of my marking with purple paint.
     
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    Me and my buddy are going to repost his land soon and I think we're gonna use aluminum. Unfortunately though, a sign isn't guaranteed to stop trespassers.
     
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    This is true. But atleast they get their warning and the property lines are defined.

    Are their any particular aluminum ones that you guys have had good luck with? Have you noticed any paint fade?

    I wish I was in a state where purple paint was an acceptable means for posting!
     
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    I had a batch of aluminum signs made up. I wanted them smaller and easier on the eyes then the standard sighs you see. It was years ago at that time it cost me about 300$ for 75 or 100 signs...they held up very well, that was in 2000 so i think I got my monies worth.
     
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    I am leaning towards having some made up. I need to look into the cost though and they materials to be used. I would like to get something that will last more than 2-3 years
     
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    I like the metal ones. They last longer.
     
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    It cost me about $300 to post my 101 acres. Here in Tennessee we have to post every 50 feet around the property. That is if we wanna prosecute the trespasser.
     
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    Is that using aluminum signs?
     
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    Yeah... bought them at a store.here in town.
     
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    If you take a piece of plywood and cut it the same size or just a bit larger than the metal sign it will last as long as anything.
     
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    I use wood with a plastic sign fastened to it with staples. The wood stays, but the signs need replacing every 5 years or so. Aluminum ones here disappear fast, likely to "recyclers".
     
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    We had some metal signs printed up with our info on them. Can't remember the price but they do hold up a lot better then the plastic or coated paper signs.
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