This beautiful Slate Address Numbers Plaque is 5.5” tall by 12” wide. Each piece of slate used to make your plaque will be hand crafted and ‘one-of-a kind’. The slate used on your house plaque is Reclaimed from buildings and barns built during the early 1800’s and 1900’s and were used as architectural shingles. The shingles have been removed because the state usually outlives the structure. Every piece has a history of its own, and a journey that it has taken. In its new form as your address plaque, it will continue on to enhance your life and create a new story with your family.
5.5" Tall by 12" Wide
- Weathered Grey Slate with Black Numbers (color will vary due to natural coloring. The base color will be Grey and the 'Browning' of each piece of slate will vary from piece to piece ensuring your plaque will be 'one-of-a-kind')
- Black Slate with White Numbers
- Black Slate with Gold Numbers
Holds one, two, three, or four 3.25” numbers OR five 3” numbers
Each number is carved into the slate by skilled artisans
Each house number plaque comes with 2 holes and one inch galvanized steel mounting screws with protective rubber washers for easy installation
Ships within 3 to 4 weeks
About your slate plaque:
• Slate is a very durable rock. It is made up of layers of rock that overlap each other making it extremely strong.
• It has a very low absorption rate to water, which makes it great for outdoor conditions.
• Slate has been used in the roofing industry for hundreds of years. Even with its thin properties (1/4" to 3/8"), it very durable and strong.
• Its water resistant properties make it a great product for outdoor decor.
• Slate gives you the durability & look of thick stone and yet can be easily hung or mounted. It is very user-friendly.
• Made in the USA
Misconceptions about Slate
Slate is a very durable rock, not to be confused with SHALE. Shale is very brittle and is a completely different rock. Slate has been used in the roofing industry for hundreds of years. It is made up of layers rock that overlaps each other making it extremely strong. Its water resistant properties make it a great product for outdoor decor.
Each slate address plaque has two mounting holes.(5/32" holes). The 1” stainless steel mounting screws included with your plaque are suitable for wood, metal doors and Vinyl. For mounting to stone or brick surfaces, please ask your local Home Improvement Store advice on the correct hardware to suit your particular situation.
Screws: If you do buy alternative screws, we recommend buying brass or stainless steel. Others screws can rust, thus leaving rust lines on the slate when it rains. Brass screws will eventually tarnish, blending in better with the slate.
Mounting: Place the plaque where you would like it to be mounted. Hold the plaque exactly the way you want to see it, and then mark inside the holes using a pencil. This is where you will drill the holes for your screws. When using the screws we’ve provided use a 9/64"drill bit or smaller for a pre-drilled hole. Once you have drilled your holes, place plaque back up to where the holes meet and screw in your screws. Always hand-tighten the screws. DO NOT tighten the screws to tight. The slate will break from too much pressure. Using a rubber washer will help protect from this occurring.
Caring For Slate
Each piece is sealed before leaving the studio. It has been sealed with a Flat or Matte acrylic spray sealer. ( It is in an aerosol can) To protect and keep the slate beautiful in outdoor conditions, (especially black slate) it is strongly recommended that you keep the slate sealed with this type of sealer. Please check the finish of the piece every year to see if there is a slight sheen. If not, spray a coat of matte sealer on it. To keep the finish looking as natural as possibly, use a matte sealer. This type of sealer can be purchased through a hobby or craft store. Spray extremely light stokes at first to judge the sheen. You can always add another coat.