When people think of renovating a building, they conjure images of tearing down walls, re-shingling roofs, and stripping old floors. In extreme cases, they might even think of replacing the floor of a second story, or demolishing an entire section of a house to rebuild it from the ground up. However, minor home renovations take place far more often than one might imagine; replacing the wall sockets of a room, repainting the kitchen in a favorite color, or exchanging that old, worn out mailbox for a sturdy new one.
Replacing a mailbox is one of the last things homeowners think about when planning to remodel, and yet, residential mailboxes are one of the most obvious features when passerby’s look at a house. Deciding on the right mailbox requires more than postal requirements. Depending on the type and location of the mailbox, there may be additional considerations, such as size and interference, to think about, and a small but significant requirement for the home design talent comes into play. After all, an ugly mailbox sticks out like a sore thumb against a beautiful home.
Likewise, choosing commercial mailboxes includes a little extra though. In many cases, business owners do not renovate out of boredom or aesthetics, though image plays a huge role while the renovation is being completed. The location, size, and security of a mailbox become defining factors, while the ability to blend the mailbox with the rest of the building’s image falls into second place. For those companies who own complexes and lease commercial space, the difference in mailbox choices could mean a difference in the amount renters are willing to pay each month.
With illegal activity like vandalism, identity theft, and mail fraud on the rise, both residential and commercial consumers should contemplate additional security when making their purchase. Locking mailboxes and column mounted mailboxes both offer a certain level of protection not found in older post mounted mailboxes. By surrounding the box itself in concrete or brick, and requiring a key for entry, even if only to the collection box, issues like theft and vandalism are deterred as many criminals will simply move on to an easier target.
While huge renovations will still excite and scare the average building owner, the small upgrades are the true definition of ownership, acting much like a personal signature. With mailboxes that can match the personal taste and requirements of even the stingiest of owners, The MailboxWorks can help put the finishing touches on any restoration project. Servicing both residential and commercial customers, they take pride in ensuring the satisfaction of every consumer they work with.
Product information and knowledgeable experts can be found by visiting MailboxWorks.com, calling 800-824-9985, or sending an email to info@MailboxWorks.com. For homeowners and businesses who know what they are looking for and need to receive a quote, specs can be faxed to 630-355-9619.
Written By Robert Urgo