Advantages of Fanlight Numbers
A fanlight is a feature of Victorian and Georgian homes; it is the window which sits above the front door and is generally in the shape of a fan. These are known as transom windows in the USA and can be a square shape. Whilst displaying your house number in this position was a tradition during the Georgian and Victorian periods, it still remains strong today within these period homes for a number of reasons.
Period properties are often bought as people fall in love with the ‘character’ of the house; having a fanlight number is a traditional feature and adds to this character.
Gold fanlight numbers were traditionally gilded to the fanlight by a skilled craftsman. However, as times have changes, so has the manner in which these numbers are created and applied. The modern day application means that the numbers are delivered with adhesive already applied to them and all you have to do is simply stick them to the fanlight. The new adhesive fanlight numbers are available in a range of colours including gold, white and silver house numbers. The range of colours means that you have a choice of which to include on the front of your house, making them more aesthetically pleasing but still keeping with the tradition.
Ease of Installation and Maintenance
The adhesive backing of modern fanlight numbers mean that they are very easy to install using common household items. Installing them yourself means that you will save money on paying for a professional to do it for you.
Gold or silver house numbers, generally made from a low-grade metal, tarnish quickly in changeable weather conditions and as a result need to be frequently replaced. In contrast to this, fanlight numbers are made from a modern material which is hardier and can withstand bad weather more successfully. If it does begin to look dull or dirty, it can simply be wiped clean with a damp non-abrasive cloth and it will be as good as new! Most companies can guarantee fanlight numbers for 10 years which proves their durability.
If you are looking for a fanlight number for your period home, check out The Fanlight Number Company. They are a leading supplier of gold, silver and white house numbers of the highest quality at low prices.