Make the outside of your home distinctive with the addition of a unique yet functional mailbox. There are several different types of residential mailboxes from which to choose. In addition to the different types, such as wall mount or locking, you can also choose that matches the decorating style outside the home. With several different looks to each type of mailbox, you are sure to find something that adds character and charm to your home’s exterior.
Wall mount mailboxes attach to your home, often by your front door. They are most often seen on homes in town, where the mail carrier delivers by walking door to door. There are several styles and colors to choose from. You can also get your mailbox customized with your name or a design. Given the wide variety of materials and lack of direct exposure to the elements, there is really no limit to the imagination you use in choosing, designing or customizing your wall mount mailbox.
Post mount mailboxes are frequently placed by driveways, or across the road from driveways, along rural mail carrier routes. Contact your local post office before placing your mailbox and its post, just to be sure you set it up on the right side of the road. Normally made of more durable materials to meet weather conditions, there is still variety of choices in design or color. A unique mailbox is one way you can describe to visitors which home or driveway is yours, and acts as a unique landmark identifier when giving directions.
Column mounted mailboxes are normally mounted inside decorative columns or placed in a recess inside a wall. They are available in locking and non-locking versions. One of the distinctive features of a column mount mailbox is that you can have access to your mail on both sides of the column. The mail carrier can deliver on the outside, yet when you retrieve your mail, you can access your mailbox from the opposite side. It is a great feature for gated home entrances or for additional security and peace of mind.
Multi-mount mailboxes are used for domiciles, housing more than one family. They are great for duplexes, small apartment buildings, trailer parks or small mobile communities. They can be ordered for up to 5 boxes on a single post or on a duel post. You can also get customization features, such as brass name plates, and add on newspaper holders. For multiple family dwellings, multi-mount mailboxes make mail delivery easy, offer security to each mailbox holder, and provide a welcoming eyepiece for visitors and residents alike. Grouped mailboxes like these also enable people to meet their neighbors and become the “water cooler” of the neighborhood as a gathering and communication point.
Keep Functionality While Gaining Style
Any type of mailbox you get for your residential home should meet your needs for accessibility, security and style. Whether you want to get your mail at your front door, the end of your driveway or from the inside of a column, there is an option for you. You can choose one which locks, or does not, and pick how you want the mechanism to work. With a vast variety of materials to choose from, as well colors and designs, you are certain to find a mailbox that accents the image of your home while reflecting your individual character. Residential mailboxes have come a long way since the simple metal box with a flag. Choose the one best for your needs and make mail fun again!