So last weekend was 4th of July and every year it seems some people decide to celebrate by shoving a pound of fireworks into a mailbox and blowing it up. Then we get calls from customers who call with their horror stories. Save yourself the horror and get better box the first time.
|People don’t normally ask me when looking at mailboxes how durable they are. It always takes something like a firecracker accident for them to realize that maybe there are other aspects they should be worried about.The idea of the indestructible mailbox isn’t new. Since I have been working here we have had atleast 2 mailboxes with such claims. The problem with most indestructible mailboxes though is some have an industrial look to them so most people walk on past them and start checking out the more decorative looking mailboxes.Now you can get a strong, heavy duty mailbox but still have a nice look to it. The Bacova Strong Box is constructed of 20 pounds of 12 gauge steel and then has a fiberglass wrap that comes with an image of your choosing. The strong box is super tough and has been thoroughly tested to hold up to baseball bats, 2 x 4’s and steel pipes.
Now if images of cats and dogs are not for you and you are looking for a plain mailbox then the Special Lite Titan Post Mount Mailbox is a great choice. It comes in 14 finishes and is manufactured from 10 gauge steel plate, premium grade and high tensile which gives it a hefty 30 pound total weight. This one will hold up to M-80s!
|So the two previous mailboxes are like triple A affiliates to the next mailbox which is nothing but major league. The Veeders Mailboxis the creme de la creme of hardcore, heavy duty mailboxes.For the price one would think this should be the last mailbox you purchase and you would be right. I read a customer’s story where a heavy storm came through destroying homes and moving trees. Their mailbox took a direct hit from an up rooted tree and it did nothing to the mailbox. These mailboxes are meant to take all sorts of types of abuse.The Veeders mailboxes come in a stainless version and a painted version. To show just how tough these mailboxes are, the manufacturer took a picture of a bull dozer driving over one and the mailbox doesn’t collapse under the pressure. Click here to see this awesome picture. So the next time your mailbox gets blown up think about upgrading instead of replacing it with the same mailbox. It could save you a lot of frustration.
Written by Robert Urgo. Robert is the web master for MailboxWorks.com. He has been working here for 7 years and has done almost every job so you can count on him for expert advice. If you have any questions you would like him to address in future posts email him at email@example.com
Written By Robert Urgo