## How do you install floating house numbers on brick?

Use clear silicone or exterior construction adhesive to

**mount**the**numbers**. Choose one**number**, do a quick dry-fit one more time, then fill the drill holes for that**number**with adhesive or silicone. Fill the holes full, but not to overflowing. Press the**house number’s**mounting screws into the adhesive-filled holes.## Where should house numbers be mounted?

**Numbers**should be placed near the front

**door**within a radius of the porch light and above eye level. Avoid placing

**numbers**away from the front

**door**such as above garage doors.

## How do you put house numbers on wood?

**Here are the mounting steps:**

- Dampen the
**wood**surface slightly. - Apply adhesive to the back of your
**house number**plate. - Press the plate firmly to the dampened area while keeping it level.
- Secure painter’s tape across the face of the address plate to hold it in place for at least the first 2 hours of curing.

## How do you install house siding numbers?

## Can you drill house numbers into siding?

**You can**use construction adhesive to attach the

**numbers**to masonry without screws. Drive the screws

**through**the mounting holes

**in the numbers**. First mounting the

**numbers**to a wood or acrylic plaque and then mounting to the

**siding**with 2- or 3-inch screws might be helpful.

## What height should house numbers be?

Address

**numbers**and letters**must**be at least 4 inches in**height**on single family residential structures and at least 6 inches on apartments, condominiums and commercial structures. Non-residential structures address**numbers must**be at least 6 inches in**height**.## How do I evenly space my house number?

Use a tape measure to

**space evenly**, and duct or masking tape to test placement on the wall. (Remember that the taller the**numbers**, the larger the**space**they’ll need between them to look right.) Double-check the placement before picking up the drill.## What size should house numbers be?

The Size of Your House Numbers Depends on the Distance from the Street

Distance from Midpoint of | Recommended Minimum | This Size is Unreadable at |
---|---|---|

Zero – 69 feet | 3 inches or larger | 100 feet |

70-110 feet | 4 inches or larger | 150 feet |

111-132 feet | 5 inches or larger | 175 feet |

133-160 feet | 6 inches or larger | 200 feet |

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Aug 13, 2014

David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.