The process of applying the numbers was WAY too difficult. First, there were no guidelines printed on the material. I created some with a ruler and mechanical pencil, which do not show up once attached to the mailbox, but made a big difference trying to get the numbers lined up. Second issue, the supplied numbers are terrible. I had some from the last Address Plaque I had installed and used those. They were 'thicker' and have a more appealing look. Attaching to the mailbox was easy and looks nice once installed.
I shopped around trying to find options and didn't really find anything readily available.
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Response from THD-Customer ServiceAugust 21, 2018
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Overall I am not impressed with the Manhattan Address Plaque. The main thing I do not like is the numbers are hard to install spaced evenly and straight. The package in what it is shipped in says the numbers are easy to install. NOT! On the plaque instructions there is a hint on how to install the numbers. It says to us a clear ruler (which I don't have) and to lightly stick the lower part of your number stickers onto the rulers edge using the ruler marks as your guide to space the numbers evenly. Let the upper portion of the numbers stick out the top. Set the ruler down and use your finger to press the top of each sticker down in place on the reflective tape. When all the stickers are secure, carefully remove the ruler and press the bottoms of the stickers in place with your finger. Easy?? Using this method there still is the possibility of the numbers not being straight up and down. Even applying the reflective tape can be a challenge to apply without ending up with air bubbles in it.
The plaque its self is okay. It looks nice and is a breeze to install with either screws, bolts or double sided tape (all which are included). Also included is five different curved adapters to fit any mail box top. I am still going to use the plaque but install using better numbers from Home Depot.
Pros: Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Stylish
We recently installed a lockable mailbox and decided to add this address plaque as a topper to the mailbox and the end result looks great. We have the best looking mailbox on the street!!
The first stage of assembly is to add your house numbers to the reflective background strip. The plaque comes with three sheets of die cut vinyl adhesive numbers and I found it simple to measure the width of the reflective background and use a feint pencil line to make sure the numbers were level and evenly spaced (I found dividing the background into 1.5" segments was perfect for a 5 digit home number).
With the numbers applied, the background can be stuck on the plaque and the plaque mounted to the mailbox or mailbox post. Nuts, screws and even dual sided self adhesive pads are included in the kit.
In our case, we marked the centerline of the top of our mailbox and then selected the plastic inserts that matched the gentle curvature of the top of our mailbox (5 different sets of the inserts are included to accommodate different mailbox profiles). One nice touch is that hexagonal rubber washers are included which ensures that if you decided to drill through the top of the mailbox (as we did), no water will get through into the mailbox through the screw holes.
We found that the supplied screws were slightly too long and bottomed out on the decorative acorn nuts, so we had to reduce their length with a hacksaw by about 1/4" or so. We used a 5/16" wrench on the nuts and a short Phillips screwdriver on the screws inside the mailbox.
My only complaint is that the three sheets of vinyl numbers are folded over and the folds had deformed some of the numbers we needed to use. Even though the numbers were easy to peel off and apply, the very top edge of the '3' didn't want to stay flat to the backing, so we may have to replace the numbers as I suspect the weather will eventually cause it to peel from the edge that won't stick down.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
Cons: folded number sheets stop numbers sticking well
A very stylish addition to a mailbox. It looks great on the mailbox. It comes with the ability to stick the plate on the mailbox or attach it by screws. I opted for the screw method. There are plenty of spacers and numbers. The longest number address is possible. I gave it 4 stars because there was no silicon to seal the holes when the top is attached with screws.
I really like this address sign. We have a mailbox
With sticker numbers on the side. Kinda boring compared
To this sign. The directions are easy. Just stick
The reflective backing and then the numbers.
There are brackets that attached to the mailbox.
It was a little difficult screwing this thing to my metal
Mailbox but a little elbow grease. It's looks awesome and
Even more so at night!!!!!! I'm a fan.
A little concerned on how long the stickers will last.
I say this because a) it looks good - but nobody is going to mistake it for a metal address plaque, and b) because the self-stick numbers can be tricky. I got this to mount to the new mailbox and post (the Hamilton Black In-Ground Steel Mailbox Post and the Chadwick Nickel Accents Black Post Mount Mailbox), and the design works well with both. The plaque can be mounted to the box itself with screws or there's also adhesive tabs included in the set that allow you to mount it elsewhere. Since I didn't want to run the risk of ruining the box itself with the drill, I chose to mount the plaque to the post instead, and it worked out great; the adhesive has some serious hold to it, even with it raining heavily the day after it was installed. The self-stick numbers can be tricky to line up, but the kit comes with a handy hint on how to do that as well, which is to stick each of the numbers to the edge of a clear plastic ruler and then gently transfer them onto the plaque. That would have worked great if I had mounted the plaque horizontally, but I chose to go vertical - and adding a # "1" was a bit of a task. In the end, I just mounted the other numbers and then had to eyeball it for that final number.