We provide three different systems on which to hang large overhead banners at events. All three systems share a common component: horizontal truss pieces that are bolted together to form a structure. The systems differ by the manner in which the horizontal section is supported. We offer three vertical systems of support: a vertical truss and base plate system, mechanical genie lifts and common scaffolding. Each has its advantages and all are effective and proven methods of displaying overhead banners at events.
Our most commonly used structure is a truss structure. Vertical sections of truss are attached to heavy duty metal base plates on the ground. The horizontal square truss pieces are then bolted to the vertical sections. Two vertical supports on either side allow for vertical banners to be draped from the top of the structure or banners can be hung from the inside of the structure so the truss is exposed. Click here to view our truss structures page.
Genie lifts are outfitted with forks that fit into the truss and can be lifted to a height by means of a mechanical crank. The lifts can raise the truss from the ground to 15’ in the air. The benefit of using the genie lift structure over any other structures is the ability to put it out and take it down in a short period of time. For example, if the road closes 10 minutes before the start of the race, the genie lift system can be set up on the side of the road and as soon as the road is closed rolled into place
Scaffolding comes in 5’ x 7’ x 5’ sections and can be structured on top of one another to form 5’, 10’ and 15’ high towers. Also available is 5′ x 5′ x 5′ scaffolding. Once in place, we secure the horizontal truss structure in between two scaffolding towers. The downside to a scaffolding structure is that it takes up more space then the truss and genie lift structures and it is not as visual appealing if not covered by a banner wrap.