Why Is Location Important When Installing House Numbers?

Once you have received your order of new house numbers, it's time to get those beauties installed. Installing house numbers is a relatively simple, do-it-yourself project. However, before you get started, be sure to choose the location carefully. Keep reading to find out why this is so important.

Grace Baena
Grace Baena

Grace Baena, Director of Brand of Kaiyo.

For Maximum Visibility

Proper location and mounting are necessary for house numbers to provide maximum visibility. Parcel carriers, visitors, emergency responders, police officers, and delivery people need to be able to quickly and easily identify your house number, so you'll want to mount them somewhere prominent near your front door or front gate.

They should be mounted with properly fitted hardware appropriate for your home's exterior surface.

Jen Stark
Jen Stark

Jen Stark is the founder of Happy DIY Home.

In Case of Emergency

One of the most important things to consider when installing house numbers is the location and mounting. This is because the numbers need to be visible in case of an emergency. For example, if there is a fire, the numbers need to be big enough and high up so they can be seen from the street.

Proper location and mounting can also help with navigation. If the numbers are easy to find, it will be easier for people to find their way around. This is especially important in large neighborhoods or complexes.  

Jeremy Yamaguchi
Jeremy Yamaguchi

Jeremy Yamaguchi, CEO of Lawn Love.

To Ensure Visibility Both Day and Night

You want to ensure that your house numbers can easily be read day and night. People often make the mistake of neglecting the latter. It’s important to place them where the light will hit them and illuminate them so people can locate your address when it’s dark out.

Larry Snider

Larry Snider, VP of Operations of Casago Vacation Rentals.

For Visibility From The Street

The house numbers need to be visible from the street, plain and simple.

Before it was important for postal carriers, friends/family, and the occasional pizza delivery driver to find the place, but now there are so many delivery services. From Amazon to DoorDash, there are a lot of people that need to find the correct address. So, mount those numbers somewhere visible from the street to make life easier for those delivery drivers.

Martin Seeley

Martin Seeley, Chief Executive Officer at MattressNextDay.

To Help Others Find Your Home

There are a few reasons why it is necessary to install house numbers in the proper location and with the proper mounting.

First, if the numbers are not installed properly, they may not be visible from the street, making it difficult for people to find your home. If the numbers are installed in an incorrect location, they may give people the wrong impression of where your home is located, which could lead to unwanted visitors or other problems.

Second, if the numbers are not mounted securely, they may fall off and get lost, making it even more difficult for people to find your home.

This is a crowdsourced article. Contributors' statements do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this website, other people, businesses, or other contributors.


brandy mclain, author

Brandy is an urban planner and site designer with experience at private & non-profit organizations and has been responsible for land development and regional visioning projects. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona. Brandy is passionate about community involvement, anything handmade and holds fond memories of learning to sew at age five.

You can learn more about Brandy on LinkedIn, at ShoutOut SoCal, or at the San Diego Voyager.

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