The importance of clear signage is often underestimated, but in reality your house number is the first chance your home has to make an impression and may actually save your life.
When you are planning the appearance of your home it is important to pay attention to the exterior as well as the interior. It is not enough to have a home that looks fantastic on the inside; you also need to make sure that your home gives the impression of being welcoming and well-maintained. There are a number of practical considerations that you need to think about when planning how to make the exterior of your home more welcoming and attractive.
If you are running a business you know how important signage can be. This is equally important with your home as well. If a sign such as your name and address numbers are clear and easy to read it can help friends, family and other visitors tell where you are living and make them feel welcome in your home. The right sign can add to the curb appeal of your home and a beautiful house plaque can draw buyers in and cause them to be much more interested in your home.
But beautiful house numbers, house plaques and address numbers are used by a group of people who are not limited to guests and potential home buyers. If there is a medical emergency going on or your home needs routine maintenance it makes it much easier for you to get the assistance you need if the people who are trying to assist you can tell where you live. In a medical emergency situation this may suddenly develop into a situation that is actually life or death.
You need to make sure that the style of house number you choose is easy to read and large enough to be noticed from a short distance or in conditions that may not make it easy to read a small or poorly designed sign. For example, a medical emergency may take place at night when it is difficult for an ambulance attendant or other important visitor to see what is going on.
Many of the same principles that apply to good curb appeal also apply to choosing the right porcelain enamel sign for your home. The farther away your home sits from the road the larger your house numbers or house plaques need to be. A set of small house numbers that do not stand out properly from the surrounding area may be difficult to read and because of this your home may get passed by several times before they realize where you live. In a medical emergency that time can be the difference between life and death.
It is also important to make sure that your house plaque or other signage will not dim or fade over time. A sign that is made out of something other than enamel may become difficult to read as the lettering wears away. A porcelain enamel sign, on the other hand, will not fade or lose its beautiful color since that color occurs throughout the porcelain enamel rather than only on the surface the way painted lettering and numbers will.
If you want to make sure that your home has beautiful and durable house numbers, or door numbers you need to look at Ramsign’s full range of porcelain enamel signs. They are made by hand and are fired at a very high temperature so that the enamel becomes durable and is permanently fused to the metal backing.
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