Street address numbers are one of those important things many homeowners don’t often think about; they’ve usually been in the same location since the house was built, and many cities, towns and HOAs regulate their placement to one degree or another. But if your numerals are just too faded, worn or otherwise not very visible to visitors, delivery drivers or first responders, you may want to consider where the replacement should go.
Visibility from the street
Ensure that the location you choose provides good visibility from the street for anyone approaching your home. Consider the distance from the street, the size of your numbers and any potential obstructions like trees or bushes.
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House numbers should ideally be placed at eye level, about 4 to 6 feet above the ground. In some cases it may be wise to go higher for better visibility from the road, but 8 feet or so should be the upper limit.
If possible, place your house numbers in a well-lighted area. This can include near outdoor lighting fixtures, porch lights or streetlights. Illuminated numbers are much easier to read at night.
Proximity to front door
Many homeowners choose to place their house numbers near the front door or entryway. This is a common and convenient location for visitors and can contribute to the overall aesthetics of your home.
Garage or driveway
If your home is set back from the street, consider placing house numbers on or near the garage door or a sign at the driveway entrance. This is especially helpful for homes with long driveways.
Mailbox or mailbox post
Another option is to attach house numbers to your mailbox or the post that supports it. This is particularly useful if your mailbox is near the road.
Consistency with neighbors
Take a look at your neighbors’ homes to see where they have placed their house numbers. Consistency in placement can be helpful for visitors. However, you can still choose a location that suits your home’s characteristics.