House address and number signs come in different materials and styles. The very simplest ones are single numbers that are nailed onto the exterior of the house. More complex ones are ceramic or metal tiles which are hung to give a more distinctive and permanent effect.
Brass is one of the most popular materials used for house number signs. The reason is that brass is a soft, malleable material that is moldable into a range of shapes and raised designs. When polished brass becomes very shiny to the point that it shows a reflection.
As the raw component of brass is a mixture of zinc and copper, it is a fairly cheap metal so the final products are quite affordable. Despite its cheapness, it is, like gold, not easy to tarnish. Even if it gets tarnished, polishing will quickly bring back its luster.
The color of brass is most close to gold but with a much duller sheen except perhaps immediately after polishing. If left untreated it becomes browner and darker. Some people interchangeable mix up bronze and brass but the two are different in material composition.
After selecting brass as the material, you must select the style of the address sign. A property number plaque may be the simplest form of address signs. The goal is finding a plaque that fits both you and house’s architectural style. The selections are practically limitless, from plain brass numbers to the elaborate ceramic plaque.
Size is crucial in a home number plaque. The plaque must be noticeable from the street and the color must be in contrast to that of the home. Try drawing on a piece of paper, taping it to your house and taking a look at it from the street to see if it is suitable.
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