Post Mount Mail Box – The Standard for Mailboxes
Just about every driveway in America has a post-mount mailbox next to it. Mostly, this is because post mounted mailboxes are the standard mailboxes for mail collection today. Post mounted mailboxes also make mail delivery easier for the postal carrier because the postal carrier doesn’t have to leave the car to deposit your mail.
In addition to being functional, many are aesthetically pleasing. The right roadside mailbox can add value to homeowners by creating curb appeal.
Types of roadside mailboxes
There are many shapes, designs, and colors ranging from plain and simple to sophisticated and elegant.
Post mounted boxes are normally sold without a post but, if required, you may purchase a mailbox post. The majority of the boxes can be attached to a typical 4×4 inch post positioned by the curb in front of your home. Be careful and read the installation instructions because some specialty or novelty mailboxes may require additional hardware and support for installation.
Choosing a post-mount mailbox
When selecting a mailbox, choose one that is rustproof and weather-resistant. Nothing spoils the look of a perfectly manicured lawn than a rusty, dilapidated, or peeling mailbox.
Designs for individual boxes range from very basic to sophisticated depending on the owner’s preference. Some mailboxes can even be incorporated in a stucco, brick, or stone masonry fixture to form an attractive alternative to a standard roadside box.
Post-mount mailbox sizes
Most boxes are available in standard size (T1), large (T2), and extra-large (T3). While these are functional, they are not aesthetically pleasing. These boxes can easily be dressed up by adding a garden or mailbox cover.
All mailboxes come with a traditional red flag to alert the carrier for outgoing mail. Other accessories available for mailboxes include:
- red mailbox flag to alert the carrier for outgoing mail.
- a mail alert to signal the homeowner that mail has arrived
- a mailbox light for when it’s dark outside
- mailbox lock for securing your mail
- newspaper holders – these attach to the mailbox or to mailbox posts and is used for keeping the newspaper off the ground and out of the weather.
- address plaques for displaying your name or street address
- metal signs or plates displaying the home address and residence name, and mailbox toppers or covers.
Your personal style speaks volumes about who you are so it’s just natural that your style should be reflected in the mailbox you choose.
Many companies carry an impressive selection of post-mount mailboxes in various styles, colors, and sizes. From hand-painted masterpieces to functional workhorses, there is a mailbox to fit your style.