Among the commonplace options available for choosing the type of house sign or plaque for the house is a metal sign that might rust after sometime or the wooden signs that could crumble and become illegible. Therefore a solid everlasting piece of stone to display the name of one's house is essential. Our handpicked stones express a lavish, individual view about the house and provide a high-quality first hand _expression of the owner.
The natural unpolished stones are perfectly resistant towards any type of corrosion or decay that could occur in our lifetime. Once the desired inscription is engraved on the stone and is mounted on walls or the sides of the door or at any other place of owner's choice it stands there with out any cause for concern. Unless some one intentionally removes the plaque or house sign from its place there is no need to worry about the sign. Another added advantage of slate signs is that it is almost maintenance free. It can stand all weathers and climatic condition with out getting damaged.
The house owner's name and address written on a stone and slate plaque also gives an impression of the solid personality and individuality of the owner. Since the stones come in varying sizes, and shapes its very simple for anyone to find a plaque or freestanding stone to suit their individual tastes and preferences. Any design or text, as per the choice of the client can be inscribed on stones. The names and addresses along with any specific graphics can be engraved permanently on slate pieces. The wide variety of fonts is available for customers to choose the typeface that best suits their taste.
A house sign is a clear statement to every visitor to your home. Whether your home sports a smart contemporary house sign or a quality traditional style of house sign will be seen, in a small way at least as a reflection of the type of people you are.
For those considering buying a new house sign or number the variety and choice of materials available can be bewildering I hope this short list of house sign materials may be of some help.
1: Cast Iron house sign: Cast iron is one of the most traditional and popular type of house sign types. Foundry cast from molten iron poured into a pre-formed mould to make a heavy one piece sign.
The main disadvantages of using cast iron as a house sign is its tendency to rust and corrode if exposed to the elements. It is therefore important to keep the painted finish in good condition.
However should you come into possession of a cast iron house sign suffering in this way, it is quite straight forward to wire brush and re-paint the sign and restore it to its former glory.
Be careful though, cast iron house signs may be brittle, so handle with care!
As long as the painted finish is maintained the solid cast construction means the house sign will have a long life with no risk of the letters dropping off.
2: Cast Aluminium house sign: Similar to cast iron but obviously much lighter, usually cast in one piece from a mould, may be more susceptible to corrosion than a cast iron house sign if the painted surface is not maintained.
Should an aluminium house sign need restoring it may be a bit more of a problem as the finish of the metal will be scored and degraded if wire brushed.
However as long as the painted finish is maintained the solid cast construction means the house sign will have a long life.