Advertising Blimps Are Great Business Tools!
Advertising blimps are inflatable balloons that are floated above a business to gain attention. Advertising blimps are not actual blimps, but they are shaped in the form of a blimp, in order to better draw the consumer’s eye. Advertising blimps come in any color, and can have a customized business name printed on them. Some vendors have indoor models and outdoor models available for sale. The indoor models can give a festive and fun atmosphere to an event. The outdoor models will advertise a business far above the point that a normal sign would.
Most of the more high quality advertising blimps are made from polyurethane, which is durable and can last up to two years of normal usage. Polyurethane can also hold helium for a week or more without having to be refilled any. PVC and nylon blimps should be avoided as they are of inferior quality. PVC is also a known carcinogen. Nylon blimps are coated with a thin layer of urethane. When the urethane coating is scratched or rubbed the blimp will start losing helium and your blimp is useless.
Small advertising blimps will require at least three-fourths of a helium tank. The largest require more than three tanks of helium. The helium itself will leak out, and must be replaced over time depending on storage. Some manufacturers of advertising blimps recommend taking the blimps down at the end of the day, emptying the helium, and storing them in a safe location.
Likewise, the manufacturers recommend flying advertising blimps on clear days, and taking them down at signs of rain or other precipitation. Likewise, wet advertising blimps must be dried off before storage. If used every day, a blimp cradle or hangar can be built to allow the helium to be kept in the blimp.
Advertising blimps are useful to businesses that are located in tight or secluded areas, and gain the attention of customers who might not even know about the business. Thus, advertising blimps are a valuable asset to most businesses that rely on customer traffic