Visible numbers are vital when there is an emergency call for fire, police, or the ambulance. Trying to find the right house can cause a delay in providing service.The numbers on your home or business must be large enough to be seen from the roadway in all types of weather and lighting conditions. Put them directly on or immediately by the front door. If the structure is set too far back from the road, place the number at the entrance to the driveway. Make them large enough to be read from a moving vehicle. Individual apartment or condo doors should also be clearly numbered or lettered as well. It is a wise investment that could save your life. On too many occasions, police, fire and rescue personnel have wasted precious time trying to find the exact location of an emergency because the homes and businesses were poorly marked — or not marked at all.
Here are some tips to properly display your house number:
- Place large, easy to read numbers on an area of your house or business most visible from the street.
- If your house is set back from the street, make sure you have numbers on a mailbox, post, or fence etc.
- Make sure the material you use will not fade or wear easily from weather.
- Choose colors that will not blend into the background they are displayed on.