What are some tips for choosing a color for your address numbers?
Adding address numbers to your home’s exterior has a handful of advantages. But choosing the color and style will significantly affect their visibility. Not sure what to choose? Read on for some tips.
A Color That Will Shine or Illuminate When Lit
When you are trying to decide on picking a color for your address number we believe that something highly visible is best. It is best to pick a color or material that will shine or illuminate when headlights are placed on them. A reflective material is great. Or battery powered numbers again that are illuminated will truly help first responders find your residence or place of business when there is an emergency going on.
Another suggestion I have is not only based on color but location. In our area, metro Atlanta, most of the new construction is being built with no mailbox on the street. They instead have once central mailbox location for the entire neighborhood. This is making it hard for first responders to locate the residence like we used to. Instead they are placing numbers in various places in the front yard or on the house. This can make it difficult for the first responders to find you in a timely manner.
In closing we believe the best possible choice for colors of address numbers is that they are something highly visible either during the day or at night. They [should] be large enough to read from the vehicle and stand out from their background.
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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.