How to Hang House Number Signs

Written by brenda priddy
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Hanging a house sign is an easy construction project that has several uses. A house number sign can improve the appearance of a house and make it easier to locate. Installing the number sign is easy. There are two different ways that the signs can be installed. Each can be completed in one hour or less. Examine your house number sign to see what kind of hanging it was designed for. Some signs are designed to hang by a chain or attached to a post in the yard, and others are designed to hang directly onto the side of the house or mailbox.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Metal screw anchors
  • Screws
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Silicone
  • 2x4 post
  • Shovel
  • Pliers
  • Hanging screws

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  1. 1

    Draw an outline of your number sign onto a piece of paper. Locate the screw holes and use a pencil to mark their location on the paper template.

  2. 2

    Cut out the template. Lay the template on the side of the house or mailbox and mark the location of the screw holes where you want to hang the sign.

  3. 3

    Screw the anchors into the side of the house or mailbox with a power drill. Make sure they are tightened and fully expanded.

  4. 4

    Take the house sign and place in front of the anchors. Use the screws that came with the sign to screw into the anchors. It may work best if you use a hand-held screwdriver rather than a power screwdriver to prevent the screws from stripping out the anchors.

  5. 5

    Apply a small bit of silicone to the ends of the screws. This will prevent them from becoming removed easily, and will improve the appearance of the sign.

    Hanging from a Post

  1. 1

    Attach a small chain to the top two holes in the sign. Use pliers to squeeze the links closed.

  2. 2

    Lay two pieces of 2x4 boards together at right angles. Screw together with long screws.

  3. 3

    Cut a small piece of wood long enough to reach between the two other pieces of wood with a 45-degree angle on each end. Screw to the inside of the post as a support.

  4. 4

    Dig a hole about two feet deep and place the post inside. Pack the dirt down. Screw two handing screws into the end of the post that is hanging over the grass. Attach the house sign to the hanging screws by the chain.

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