I need to install house numbers on my house. I have obtained an aluminium plaque with the numbers and I'm now wondering the best way to install it onto the house.
The house has vinyl siding, and underneath the siding is ZIP system sheathing.
From some googling around, it would seem that I have two options:
Drill screws through the siding, into the sheathing, to secure the plaque.
Obtain some sort of vinyl siding hook, and use it to hang the plaque on top of the siding.
Which of these approaches would be best to take? My concern with screw approach is, of course, the fact that moisture may be able to get behind the siding. The ZIP system serving as a moisture barrier may additionally complicate this; I'm not sure.
The siding hook seems like a nice and simple approach, but I don't know how permanent the installation will be and if it is difficult to find hooks compatible with siding.
The plaque comes with screws and is clearly intended to be screwed in, as described in the instructions. I would just follow the directions exactly but they do not mention vinyl siding or dealing with exposure to water, something that I've been warned to be concerned about.