How to Build a Billboard Structure. Outdoor advertising is a great way to attract people to a business. But for every billboard you see on the roads, there's a great deal of though that goes into those billboard structures. These structures are designed to last through all four seasons and it's no easy task to build one.
Find the location of the billboard. A billboard that is visible from a high overpass is built differently than one that you see on the wide open interstate. Other variables that will affect the way you build the billboard structure is the type of land the billboard structure will stand on and how big the billboard needs to be so that it's effective.
Determine the size of the billboard. Industry standard sizes are available for you to choose from, but this decision is up to you. A billboard can be any size and shape as long as its structure is sound and it's within code in your area.
Arrange the billboard display faces. Determine if the billboard structure will have a face on one side or both sides. You should also determine the arrangement of the display faces, because some billboards have multiple faces on one side and some billboards even rotate to change the face.
Research the applicable engineering standards. This billboard structure has to withstand all types of weather and climate conditions. You must make sure that the structure meets all city and county code laws.
Draw up a plan. Like an architecture draws out a blueprint of a house, you need to have drawings of your planned billboard structure. These plans may need to be inspected before you can proceed.
Purchase all your necessary supplies. It's best to have all of your supplies before construction begins to speed up the process.
Erect the billboard structure. City or county inspection may be necessary to ensure the billboard is up to the highest safety standards.
Add lighting. This is a great feature to all billboards and it's best to add it when the structure is built. Lighting significantly increases the amount of money people will pay to advertise their business on that particular billboard.