The life of a banner really depends on how it is being used, stored, and taken care of. The more it is being used, the faster it will wear out. Although, typically banners last for anywhere between 3-6 years. The most they can serve you is 5-10 years, or the least 1-2 years. Naturally, if the banner is being used outdoors 24/7, due to the weather conditions and the sunlight, it will wear out more quickly than if used sporadically, or if used indoors.
It is not difficult to maintain a banner, and store it, but the maintenance really determines its lifespan. If you are planning to mount your banner outdoors, you are better off getting an extra durable 18-ounce vinyl, and even get wind slits, if your banner will be placed against a fence, or hung freely in the air, where the wind will blow against it. You can consider ordering reinforced corners along with your banner, if you are planning to order grommets to hang your banner, as the reinforced corners will insure extra support to the corners of your banner, and prevent ripping.
When storing your banner for later use, we recommend that you roll it and keep it away from dust and extreme heat, as opposed to folding it. When the banner is rolled as opposed to folded, you are preventing the banner from creasing. Though, if the banner is too large, and it is easier to fold over roll, don’t stress out too much, you can always get rid of the creases when hanging or laying the banner flat, and applying light heat to the banner, but not too close to it.
If you have any additional questions on how to take proper care of your banner, and insure a longer lifespan, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-888-883-7414, or via our website at www.allstatebanners.com. We will be happy to assist you!