Stucco is a popular and versatile home exterior that gives homeowners many options when it comes to the look and feel of their homes. Today, the team from Ai Restoration will explain how to install house numbers on stucco. Having a clearly visible house number can help visitors and delivery people find your home more easily, as well as emergency responders in the case of a medical or other type of emergency. Be sure to consult a stucco specialist if you do not feel comfortable installing your own house numbers.
Drill Into the Sheathing
When stucco is installed on the exterior of a home, it must be done so on top of a layer of sheathing. The sheathing will either be OSB, plywood (traditional wood frame construction) or other boards. The first step in how to install house numbers on stucco is to drill into the sheathing. Use a masonry drill bit to drill a hole safely through the stucco and into the sheathing behind it.
How to Install House Numbers on Stucco Safely
Now that you’ve drilled holes through the stucco and into the sheathing behind it, you can begin installing the numbers on the exterior of the home. Make sure you have screws long enough to push through the hole in the stucco and into the sheathing. This could be a trial and error process until you find screws that are just the right size for the project, since you cannot see behind the wall.
Glue is an Option
If you aren’t comfortable drilling holes into the stucco and sheathing, you could always drill a very small hole into the stucco. You would then install the smallest screws that came with the house numbers and put glue on the screws before placing them in the holes. The glue might take a while to dry, so be sure to give it enough time. A strong construction adhesive will work best with this method.
Are you looking to update the exterior of your home? If so, it’s time to contact the experienced team of stucco remediation and installation specialists from Ai Restoration to schedule a consultation.