Do house numbers require care and maintenance?
How often do you stop to inspect your house numbers? Is cleaning them on your to-do list? If not, you are probably in good company. While house numbers are usually out of sight and out of mind, they serve a significant purpose for first responders and mail carriers and the friends you have coming over for the first time Friday night. Read on to learn why keeping your house numbers clean and well-maintained should be a priority.
Why Periodic Maintenance is Important
House numbers do not require much care and maintenance, but they should be checked periodically to ensure that they are still legible and easy to read. It is also a good idea to ensure that the numbers are securely attached to the house, as they may become loose over time. Keeping the area around the house numbers clean and free of debris is a good idea, as this can make it easier for people to find your house.
Additionally, if you live in an area where the weather can be extreme, it may be necessary to take additional precautions to protect the numbers from the elements. For example, you may want to use a clear sealant to protect the numbers from rain or apply a coat of paint to protect them from sunlight.
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rick mclain, author
Rick is a licensed architect at repp mclain design & construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck.