Best way to attach house number?

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Old 08-22-17, 11:33 AM
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Best way to attach house number?

I was repainting my house and removed some brass house numbers nailed to a vertical siding.
The nails were rusted and the wood around the nail holes rotted. Some of the nail head look like brass but I guess they are some sort of plated iron nails.

Although the nails are small and the damage is small, I wonder if there's a better way to put up the house numbers that would not cause rotting. Using rust proof nails would be a start. But they could still cause rotting of the nail hole due to capillary action.
 
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Old 08-22-17, 11:43 AM
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Maybe find yourself some longer brass screws that are the right diameter. Hardware stores keep them in small drawers usually... can be hard to find. Solid brass won't rust.
 
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I like the use of screws. Sooner or later the numbers will be removed when repainting the siding.
 
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