Choosing Your Mailbox: A Comprehensive Guide

February 15, 2019

Do you know how to choose a mailbox to meet all of your needs? Each home has unique mailbox needs. Urban living is different than country living. Each home has a unique look. Whether you are moving into a new home or updating your existing mailbox, we offer tips and advice for choosing your next mailbox.

Residential Mailbox Types

Wall Mount Mailboxes

If you are one of the lucky few that still enjoys walk-up mail delivery then aKnobloch Hollywood Red Wall Mount Mailbox wall mount mailbox may be what you need. They can be non-locking or locking wall mount mailboxes, and some are available with an optional newspaper holder.

Mail Slots

For walk-up mail delivery, a mail slot offers added security since your mail can be deposited right inside your home. Mail slots can be installed through a door or through a wall.

Post Mount Mailbox

Whitehall Balmoral Mailbox Streetside PackageCurbside mail delivery is still quite popular and so are post mount mailboxes. Post mount mailboxes aren’t limited to just curbside delivery though, and some post offices allow installation in other locations. Post mount mailboxes can be locking or non-locking, and some mailboxes come with locking inserts. Other options may include a newspaper holder, address plaques, or mailbox lettering in a variety of sizes and styles. See our earlier blog on Tips for Choosing A Mailbox Post.

Column Mount Mailboxes

Column mount mailboxes are roadside mailboxes and are designed to be installed into a column. The column can be made from concrete, stucco, or other materials, and the materials and column mount mailbox can be designed to match your home’s décor.

Residential Mailbox Styles

Every home has its own distinct look and style. There are a lot of residential mailbox styles to choose from to match your home. The MailboxWorks offers a curated selection of popular styles to help you find a mailbox that suites your home’s decor, your interests, or your personality:

About The MailboxWorks

The MailboxWorks also carries a wide selection of mailbox replacement parts and accessories such as house numbers and letters and mailbox address plaques. Check out our selection of lighted address signs including reflective house numbers and illuminated or lighted lawn markers.

This Citipost Mail article offers some interesting thoughts on the Future of Mailing.

This year, 2019, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary.

If you still have a question about how to choose a mailbox type or if you need help ordering, please contact The MailboxWorks through our online contact form.

You can also reach our mailbox experts by calling toll-free at 1-866-717-4943.

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