When it comes to installing house number signs, it might seem like an intimidating task. But don’t fret! This article is here to make the whole process a breeze for you. From selecting the ideal material and design to the actual installation, we got you covered.
The Right Material and Design
Every journey begins with the first step. In the journey of installing your house number signs, that first step is choosing the right material and design. Let’s dive into that, shall we?
When it comes to material, you have a lot of options to choose from. You can opt for DiBond, Acrylic, Aluminum, Brushed Aluminum or even Stainless Steel. Each material has its own set of pros and cons.
- Acrylic: This material is a popular choice for its aesthetic appeal. Known for its glossy finish and clarity, acrylic signs can add a touch of modernity and elegance to your home. Plus, acrylic signs are highly durable and weather-resistant. They are a great choice for outdoor use.
- Aluminum and Brushed Aluminum: Aluminum is lightweight yet robust. It is resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for outdoor house number signs. Brushed aluminum, on the other hand, provides a slightly different aesthetic with its unique texture.
- DiBond: DiBond Aluminum is a composite material that combines two aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core. This gives it excellent durability and stability.
- Stainless Steel: If you’re going for a sleek, modern look, stainless steel is an excellent choice. It is incredibly durable and gives a high-end, polished appearance.
Now, onto the design. The beauty of getting a custom house number sign from Housename.ca is the ability to personalize it to your liking. You can choose modern house numbers or cursive written script address signs and plaques. It’s all about what resonates with you and your home’s exterior aesthetic.
Once you have your dream house number sign, it’s time to install it. Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through each step!
First things first, you need to decide where you want to place your sign. It should be easily visible from the street, and ideally not obstructed by trees or other objects.
Next, you need the right tools for the installation. Typically, you’ll need micro-fiber towel, isopropyl alcohol, black gorilla tape, masking tape, lineman pliers, snap blade knife, marking pencil, center punch, measuring tape, clear silicone, rotary hammer drill, sds 3/16 masonry bit, standard drill, 3/16 wood or general bit, gloves, mask, glasses, 2-4ft level, ladder..
Drill the Holes
Measure and mark where you’ll be drilling the holes on the wall. Make sure to check and double-check these markings to ensure they match up with the holes on your sign. Using a level can help ensure your sign will be perfectly horizontal.
Install pattern has crosshair on center. Drill the holes and push letters with studs into holes like a puzzle. Once you’re confident in your markings, drill the holes. Be sure to choose the right type of drill bit for your wall material.
Unpack your letters, installation pattern and hardware.
Screw aluminum studs into each hole on the back of every letter. (wear protective gloves when handling aluminum)
Tape up the installation pattern level with brick, board or trim. *All Installation patterns have center and level guide lines marked out.
Center Punch the drill hole pattern before drilling.
Drill all the holes level and on center and the letters will fit perfectly. Clean out the holes the best you can.
Apply (optional) spacers and clear silicone to each stud before inserting into predrilled holes. Push at the stud locations only! Simply push the letters into holes evenly and slowly. Re-drill or clean out holes as necessary.
Clean any debris and or fingerprints off with micro-fiber towel and alcohol. Clean occasionally with soap and water.
Installing on a fence
If you do not want studs coming out of the back of your fence you can cut the studs down to 1/2″ long, and only drill 5/8″ into fence board. Apply tape to the drill bit at 1/2″ to 5/8″ depth.
-When you tape your template on brick, be aware of where the holes line up you want to avoid block edges. Especially periods and small letters. You may need to move the template a little.
-If your hole lines up with the bricks edge you can either take your time and drill it out, or remove the stud (if possible). You can only remove a stud if there are more than two on the number or group of letters.
-Wood installation ream the holes a little larger if the fit is too tight. You could increase bit size to 13/64 or 7/32.
– Never force a fit. It should be tight, but don’t try to bend the acrylic to line up hole. Drill slightly bigger if necessary.
-If you have a descender like a “g” or”y” Center the sign on the capital letters not the entire sign footprint.
-Four stud lengths are available 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch. Spacers are all 1/4″ and are included. All hardware is 10/24 and aluminum.
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And voilà! You’ve successfully installed your house number sign. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!
Why Choose Housename.ca?
At Housename.ca, we’re more than just a sign shop. We’re dedicated to providing you with not just high-quality signs, but also an exceptional experience. From our wide selection of materials and designs to our easy installation process, we strive to make every step of your journey with us enjoyable and hassle-free.
But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our customer feedback and see what our satisfied customers have to say about their experience with us.
So there you have it! Installing your house number sign is as easy as 1-2-3. Now, not only do you know how to install house number signs, but you also know how to choose the right material and design that fits your home’s aesthetic.
And just before we wrap things up, here are a couple of interesting sign facts:
- According to Britannica, signs have been used as a means of communication for over 20,000 years. They were initially used to signify ownership and to mark territorial boundaries. Today, signs have evolved into an integral part of our daily lives, used to provide direction, information, and advertising.
- Aluminum, one of the popular materials used in making signs, is the second most used metal in the world after steel due to its versatility.
Remember, a well-placed, stylish house number sign not only adds charm to your home but also makes it easier for visitors, delivery personnel, and emergency services to find you. Now that you’re an expert in house number signs, why not consider updating your own? Head over to Housename.ca and start exploring your options.