Homeowners use address plaques to give their houses a more distinct look. An address plaque also helps make a house easily recognizable especially to people who are not familiar with a certain neighbourhood. It can be placed on the wall of a fence or the smaller wall area beside the main door. There are some that are placed on the main door itself. It can be made in varying sizes depending on where it will be placed. They must be proportioned to where it will be mounted so that it is visible to outsiders. Business establishments also use address signs to make their building or establishments easily recognizable and to make them stand out from the other business establishments that may be on the vicinity. These signs are made to contain just the house or building number, or the street name, or the complete address. The design, size and colors of these signs depend on the preference of the homeowner or business owner.