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Which Material Should you choose for your house sign?
Every house needs a sign.
Whether it’s a simple plaque that displays your house number or a stone tablet with your address engraved on it; it’s important to have a sign to show people the identity of your home. It also helps to make the outside of your house more aesthetically pleasing to guests and passers-by.
There’s nothing quite like a beautiful personalised house sign to finish off your exterior decor, but there are a couple of things to bear in mind…
Why Acrylic Isn’t a Good Choice for a House Sign
- Acrylic isn’t very durable – Unlike stone, acrylic house signs can degrade and warp over time if they’re made from low-quality materials. The paint can scratch off easily, the shape itself can be damaged by weather and it will eventually wear down and lose its aesthetic appeal.
- Acrylic designs are limited – Although plastics allow for some unique designs, they can often appear cheap. Also, due to the method used to print them, they’re usually limited in their appearance.
Acrylic usually isn’t the best choice unless you want a quick or temporary solution that doesn’t cost a lot. Acrylic simply doesn’t last long enough to be called a worthwhile investment, and the dull texture doesn’t look as pleasant as something sturdier, such stone.
Metal Isn’t Such a Great Choice Either
- Metal is difficult to work with – Even with complicated machines, it’s difficult to cut customised designs so you are often limited to a simple choice of text and numbers. This severely reduces the amount of choice you have, so if you want a unique plaque or design then it won’t be possible.
- It’s easier to find pre-made designs than custom designs – Customising your own metal sign can take some time due to the advanced tools and methods required. You will more commonly find pre-made signs instead of being able to design and customise your own. They’ll usually have numbers from 0-9 and will feature some basic phrases such as “Private Property” or “Please Close the Gate”