You can get house signs personalized, for instance if there are particular colors you and your family like or a certain pattern or design you want included on it.
There are a few things to consider when you are looking for signs for the home. For one, you want to think about how far back your home is from the road. Obviously the farther away your house is, the harder it will be to see the signs. This should have an impact on the size and color of house sign you choose. Color is important because you want it to match with the décor of your home but at the same time, if you are a fair distance from the road you probably do not want to get a monotone colored address sign such as gray or beige. Instead, think of getting a color that is easier to see like black, white or red.
On the other hand, if you live so far back that you can hardly see your house, of course you do not want to get a street address sign that is enormous just for people to see it. Instead, you may want to think about getting single number digits and putting them on your mailbox or a made sign by the road. This will save people from having to walk all the way up your drive just to see if they have the right address.
House signs and numbers are not only important for helping people find your address but they also make a nice finishing touch to the design of your home. The exterior of your home should be just as nicely decorated as the inside. If you are interested in finding signs for your own home, you can look around at local stores but the best idea is to go online and see what you can find there. There is a much more vast selection available to you online.
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.