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Address Numbers for Buildings Matter

Posted by Frank Murch | Mar 15, 2018 10:00:00 AM

At first you may find address numbers rather boring. They are 99.9% of the time. There are laws about having address number, having them is a certain readable font and size and trimming back trees to make sure they can be seen. This is for the 0.1% of the time when address numbers are NOT boring.

Address numbers are related to the 911 system. When you call the fire or police and they are coming, full tilt lights and siren blaring, they are reading… tada… address numbers! Are your address numbers up to the task?

The average address numbers on a building are as old as the building. Many are falling apart. Maybe you should look up – are yours falling apart?

Most builders used the cheapest numbers they could. (Contractors have boat payments after all). They put them up fast and everything was good for the inspector. The certificate of occupancy was issued and that was the last time you or anybody thought about it.Adress Letters 3025.jpg

We replace a lot of foam numbers on buildings. We use Acrylic or PVC in most cases. These are plastics and birds don’t pick at them. We commonly make them a little bigger than the originals so when the original numbers come down the slightly larger numbers cover the old edges and no repainting is required.

Customers, and vendors appreciate clear address numbers too. It helps your business. Customers that have problems finding your business give up, costing you money. Clearly mounting your address numbers and business increases.

Need replacement address numbers?

Need a special size? We will make any size including ¼” oversized to cover the exposed edge from the old ones.

Just order and pick them up or ask us to install for you

Signs for San Diego makes a lot of these and we also install them. It improves the look of the building, it makes it safer and more rentable. Do you need address numbers? Give us a call 760-730-5118 or

Contact us for a consultation

Topics: dimensional letters, Address Numbers, 3D letters


Whether you need a channel letter set, a monument signs, ADA signs, wayfinding signs, lobby signs, or any other type of commercial building signage, we can help! Signs for San Diego is the best sign company for building signs.


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