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How To Attach an Address Sign

FAQ: How to attach an address sign to your home, office or wall.



A. Mounting to stone, brick, or stucco
B. Mounting to Vinyl, wood or hardy board siding
C. Mounting using glue instead of screws


In most cases, mounting your address sign is as easy as drilling two holes and attaching it with two screws. Using an adhesive glue or bonding agent is another option to consider.

When attaching an address sign, the most important thing to consider is the type of surface you are attaching it to.

Typically, there are five types of materials that home walls are made of: stone/brick, wood siding, vinyl siding, hardy board siding or stucco.

A. Stone, brick, brick veneer or stucco: For this mounting option, you will need a screws with plastic sleeves, a masonry drill bit and a drill, which can all be purchased at any hardware store. The screws, called drive pin anchors (or nylon nails or nylon nail-it anchors) keep your brick or stucco from chipping and crumbling from the screw.

The first step is to determine where you want your address plaque to be hung. Make sure it is level or square and, with a pencil, mark the holes. Using your drill bit, drill a hole the same diameter of the sleeve that is also slightly deeper. Blow out the debris from the hole. Push the pin anchor into the hole, but do not force it. Repeat this step on the other hole(s).

Next, align the holes on your address plaque with the holes on the wall and screw in the screws with a screw driver. Make sure the screws are very tight.

B. Vinyl, wood or hardy board siding: For this mounting option, you will need screws, a drill bit slightly smaller than your screws and a drill. Some of our address signs do not include screws, so you may need to purchase some at your local hardware store.

The first step is to determine where you want your address plaque to be hung. Make sure it is level or square, and with a pencil, mark the holes. Using your drill bit, drill a hole that is slightly smaller than the diameter of the screws that is also slightly deeper than the length. Blow out the debris from the hole and repeat this step on the other hole(s).

Next, align the holes on your address plaque with the holes on the wall and screw in the screws with a screw driver. Make sure the screws are very tight.

C. Using an adhesive glue: One of the fastest ways to mount your address sign is by using a strong adhesive glue or bonding agent. This is a pretty permanent option, so make sure you are completely satisfied with where it will go before you continue. Something else to consider is that some adhesives may damage the surface of your wall in the process.

For this option, you will need to purchase a strong adhesive glue or bonding agent. Make sure you get one that will work with the surface of your wall.

Similar to the other mounting options, the first step is determining where your address plaque will go. You will want to take extreme measure in making sure your address plaque is level. With a pencil, make a few marks for where your address plaque will be hung.

Once this is determined, place several nickel to quarter sized dots of glue on the back of the address sign. Depending on the size of your address plaque, it will probably need 4 to six dots. Keep in mind that when you press your address plaque on to the wall, the glue will expand out, so be sure to leave at least an inch around the corners and edges of the address plaque when applying the glue.

Once the glue is applied, align your address sign up with your markings and press firmly into the wall. If your plaque is more than a few pounds, you may want to hold it in place for several minutes to ensure that it does not slide down. Check to make sure it is level and let dry.

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