Cast aluminum mailboxes are often the first choice among discerning homeowners when it comes to selecting a high quality residential mailbox for their home.
In addition, as those who have studied the benefits of cast aluminum components, there are many reasons why cast aluminum residential mailboxes deserve this top billing.
In this article, we will point out the three benefits of decorative cast aluminum mailboxes that draw many homeowners to select them over their wood, iron, or steel mailbox counterparts. The three benefits of cast aluminum mailboxes include:
- More Intricate Mailbox Details
- Rust Free with Little Maintenance
- Aluminum Mailboxes Are Not As Heavy
It’s All In the Mailbox Details
First, cast aluminum mailbox manufacturers use a process that provides them the ability to produce fine decorative details in the finished mailbox product. Every subtle nuance of the professional designer’s desired finished mailbox can be molded into the die into which the aluminum is cast.
And not only does this translate into extraordinary fine details such as the elaborate Victorian minutiae found on Amco’s Victorian locking pedestal mailbox (pictured here), it also ensures that every one of the die cast aluminum mailboxes that is created by that particular die will have the same quality as the first.
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While most steel mailboxes boast a greater strength than die cast aluminum mailboxes, it is far more difficult and costly to reproduce fine decorative details in more tensile dense material such as steel or even cast iron.
Why? Aluminum’s melting point is simply far lower than iron or steel, so the manufacturing processes used to create cast aluminum residential mailboxes is far less labor and energy-intensive than those of ferrous metals like iron or steel.
And certainly, while wooden residential mailboxes have a beauty all their own, it is difficult if not impossible for manufacturers of wood mailboxes to replicate the automated extrusion processes that allow for the fine details of die cast aluminum mailboxes.
Aluminum Mailboxes are Rust Free
Second, unlike their steel made counterparts, a cast aluminum mailbox (wall mount or post mount) is rust-free and requires little maintenance over its useful life. Iron and steel residential mailboxes must be powder coated both on the outside and inside of the mailbox or they will rust when exposed to moist or salty outdoor air.
Decorative cast aluminum residential mailboxes, on the other hand, will always keep their finish.
While wooden mailboxes do not rust either, cast aluminum mailboxes still boast an edge over their wooden counterparts since they do not dry out or crack when exposed to sunlight over long period. Additionally, the powder coat finishes on cast aluminum mailboxes do not require periodic stripping and refinishing like wood mailboxes do.
Cast Aluminum Mailboxes Are Not As Heavy
Finally, die cast aluminum mailboxes (and posts) are simply much lighter than their wood or steel mailbox counterparts.
Not only does the lower mailbox weight translate into cost savings when it comes to shipping the cast aluminum mailbox to the homeowner, but also the homeowner is then able to effortlessly unpack, handle, and install their new decorative cast aluminum mailbox with relative ease.