House number plaque trap moisture?

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Old 04-24-19, 03:33 PM
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House number plaque trap moisture?

I want to put house number on a wood plaque and then screw the plaque to the siding (painted wood). Do I have to worry moisture getting trapped between the plaque and the siding, and eventually rotting out the siding?
If so, what are common preventive solutions?
 
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Old 04-24-19, 04:23 PM
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There are a lot of things that get attached to the sides of houses, numbers, shutters, hose racks, thermometers, clocks, decorations, etc.

Rot occurs from constant moisture, everything gets wet, then it dries, you good!
 
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Most don't bother but if you are concerned you can put a plastic or aluminum shim or spacer on the mounting screws behind your board. The spacers will provide a slight air gap to help the area behind the board dry.
 
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