12.13.23
 

How to Protect Address Plaques & Numbers From Snow

Your house exterior requires regular maintenance and cleaning. That includes your home plaque with your house number and address. In the harsh winter conditions, you must know how to protect address plaques from snow and ice to maintain their condition.

But don’t worry! Address plaque cleaning and damage prevention is an easy process and only takes a few minutes. As manufacturers of address plaques, we here at Modern House Numbers can teach you how to ensure their longevity during the snowy season.

How to Protect Address Plaques From Snow
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How to Protect Address Plaques & Numbers From Snow

There are many effective ways to protect address plaques from snow. Luckily, we’ve taken care of some of them during the manufacturing process, but there are also some things that you can do.

Shortly put, if you put the plaque close to ground level, regularly clear snow accumulation. Additionally, consider using a plaque cover or shield for extra protection.

How we protect your address plaques from the snow

Let’s start with the weatherproofing measures we take to protect your plaques from snow and prolong their lifespan. First, when making your address plaque, we use only the best and most durable material, which is aluminum. If you order a home plate from us at Modern House Numbers, you will get signage made from solid, ⅜ inch-thick, recycled aluminum.

Next, instead of teaching you how to winterize address plaques for snowy conditions, we’ve added a powder coat finish, so you don’t have to worry about that. The finish of our house address plaque is low-VOC and protects the aluminum from chipping, rusting, or flaking.

How can you protect your address plaque from the snow?

We do everything possible to make your address plaque winter-proof. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything. Here are some tips for protecting address plaques from snow:

  • If possible, install the address plaque in a location where it won’t be exposed to direct snowfall.
  • Put a small awning or other type of shield that will protect the address plaque from the snow.
  • Clear the house plaque of snow with a brush or cloth.
  • Do regular inspections of the condition of the house numbers.
How can you protect your address plaque from the snow?

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Importance of Maintaining Home Address Plaques in Winter

The home plaque is one of the parts that require outdoor maintenance in your house. Cleaning and maintaining it is necessary because of two practical reasons.

For one, it ensures the visibility of the plaque so everybody can see your house address and locate you. Second, knowing how to care for address plaques in winter will prevent weather damage caused by snow and moisture. Your address plaque may show signs of corrosion if exposed to snow for an extended period.

How Often Should You Clean Address Plaque in Winter?

As a rule of thumb, clean your address plaque, as well as your address numbers and letters, every time it snows. The best practice is to clean the address plaque as soon as you notice there is snow buildup. If you are wondering how to maintain address plaques during heavy snowfall, here are some cleaning tips:

  • Clean the address plaque with a brush or other soft material so you don’t damage its surface.
  • You can use mild soap and water to clean the address plaque if the weather allows it. Avoid using heavy-duty cleaners.
  • Completely dry off the metal to prevent ice damage.
How Often Should You Clean Address Plaque in Winter?
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Conclusion

Knowing how to protect address plaques from snow has multiple benefits. It will maintain visibility, functionality and aesthetic appeal. Cleaning and maintaining your address plaques is also important for damage protection.

Keep in mind that it is also crucial to order high-quality address plaques. You can get exactly that from our Modern House Numbers shop. Order now, give your house a new look, and take advantage of our durable address plaques.

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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. Learn more about Rick on LinkedIn.

You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.

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