"Turn left at the big tree, then look for the white camper in a driveway on the right. We are the third house down from the white camper."
Chances are, if you’re like most people, you’ve tried to follow vague directions like these and have wound up lost. A delay in finding the right house can be frustrating, and in the case of an emergency it can be dangerous, so it’s important to make sure that your house numbers are clearly marked and street visible.
In addition to bringing this crucial visibility to your address, house numbers can also add a bit of style. They are available in a huge number of designs, shapes, materials, and even fonts. Pick the right combination of these, and you’ve got a great accessory that can complement your home and add to its curb appeal.
Different Types of Address Signs
When shopping for house numbers, there are few different types of address signs to choose from. The main types include address plaques, individual house numbers, and tile address signs.
Address plaques are typically personalized pieces in cast metal or carved wood. These can feature a full address, and may even have space to accommodate your street name or family name depending on the model.
Individual house numbers on the other hand, will come separately and stand alone without a frame or setting. This flexibility allows you to purchase anything from a full set of numbers to a single replacement number.
Tile address signs are something of a combination of the last two options. These offer a distinguished looking frame that can be paired with number tiles.
The tiles themselves come in a huge range of designs and patterns including “spacer tiles” without numbers which allow you to add a fun, cute, or classy design to your address. Note that address tiles and their frames are typically sold separately to allow for greater customization.
Other options that you can choose from include lighted address signs, stake mounted signs, and address signs that are intended to mounted on mailbox posts. Any of these options come in variations that are personalized or ones that use adhesive numbers for customization.