Choosing the Right Address Plaque to Complement Your Home

December 27, 2010

Gaines Large Roundtangle Wall Address PlaqueWhether your searching for an address plaque for your own home or as a thoughtful gift for a new homeowner among your friends or family, take a few moments and review these five helpful hints:

First, consider address plaque placement:  near your front door, on an exterior wall, on a mailbox, or in the yard.   Take a walk across your street or several yards away from your home’s entrance to ensure that rescue personnel (and your guests) can see your address from where you are considering mounting it.

Take a few digital photos of the area you are considering for address plaque placement to guide you as you shop online.   If you have a wall mounted mailbox in your entryway, consider mounting the address plaque near the wal-mounted mailbox to complement it.  If you have a column or post mounted mailbox alongside the curb, consider an address plate for the column or an address plate for the post-mounted mailbox.  If you are seeking an entryway-mounted or wall-mounted application, search for address plaques or address plates which can be easily adhered to the mounting surface with a couple of screws or construction glue.

Second, consider address plaque shape.  Address plaques come in a wide variety of shapes.  If your mounting area is substantial in width and length, consider a larger, horizontal address plaque.  If your mounting area is long and narrow, search for vertical address plaques.  As you look for the right shape, consider the architectural style of your residence as you will find address plaques in a wide variety of shapes that might mirror your home’s style.

Third, consider address plaque size.  Estate size residences require larger yard mounted address plaques or column mounted address plaques that match the grandeur of your home.  Like clothing, you’ll want to find a size that fits you.

Fourth, consider address plaque color.  Compare the digital photographs of your mounting area with the wide variety of address plaque colors available.  For best results, look for a complimentary color or a strong contrast color with your mounting area.

Fifth, consider an illuminated address plaque that will provide peace of mind for guests who might arrive in the evening hours or for emergency personnel whom you want to assist in any way possible.

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