Window clings are a great way to advertise your business, but what’s the most popular and effective material? While you have many options, the option with the best aesthetic appeal and the least amount of damage is vinyl. It’s universal, easy to apply, and lasts the longest.
Choosing the Right Vinyl
When choosing vinyl, consider these features:
- Durability – Your window decals must be able to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions, as well as normal wear and tear. You want decals that can stand the test of time and not look worn out, giving your business a bad reputation.
- Easily removable – It’s important to use materials that you can remove that won’t leave a residue or ruin the surface. For example, you don’t want the surface to look damaged, whether you need to remove decals to rearrange or replace them.
Permanent vs. Removable Vinyl
Most window decals come in two types – permanent and removable.
- Permanent – These decals last for about five years, so they aren’t necessarily permanent as much as the longer-term option. Still, since most people trade cars or vehicles within that time, they can provide you with a longer lifeline for the advertisements. They can also withstand harsh temperatures and weather conditions.
- Removable – These decals last for one to three years but are destroyed easier in bad weather. If you like switching things up or want to use short-term advertisements for specials, removable vinyl is the better option.
Best Vinyl Options
While there are multiple types of vinyl on the market, here are the most popular.
- Oracle 651 Vinyl – This permanent vinyl has a lifespan of approximately four years, depending on the color you choose. It’s water resistant but can be on the costlier side.
- Siser Easy PV – This vinyl comes in both permanent and removable vinyl. Depending on your type, they last three to six years and come in many colors.
When choosing the best vinyl for the job, consider your long-term plans. Are you looking for something permanent, aka long-term, or something temporary? Always consider the quality of the vinyl, the colors, and the intended purpose to ensure you choose the right material for the job.