Since buying residential mailboxes is not a regular occurrence for homeowners, many overlook the three key elements that maximize not only the functionality but also the architectural impact of their new post mount mailbox.
For example, some homeowners invest in a beautiful new residential mailbox and mount it on their old curbside mailbox post, which is like matching a new suit of clothes to an old beat-up pair of shoes.
In this article, the experts at The MailboxWorks will unveil three mailbox industry suggestions for mailbox accessories that add functional value as well as aesthetic appeal to your residential post mount mailbox:
- Choose a new mailbox post to compliment your new curbside mailbox
- Adorn your new post with an architecturally pleasing mailbox post cuff
- Consider adding mailbox address numbers, a mailbox address topper or a mailbox newspaper holder
Our first suggestion is to select a new mailbox post that compliments your new post mount residential mailbox. And while you might suspect that a residential mailbox and post set might be difficult and expensive to ship, that’s not always the case.
Many of the matching mailbox posts sold by The MailboxWorks are actually highly attractive mailbox post sleeves that fit over a standard 4×4 wooden post, which you can purchase at your local hardware store. However, the mailbox post sleeves can also be placed over your old wooden post if it is still in good condition.
For example, the elegant line of Whitehall decorative post mount mailboxes is offered with mailbox post sleeves that slip easily and elegantly over any new or existing 4×4 mailbox post. While it may be tempting for a homeowner to just purchase a mailbox, the simple addition of a matching mailbox post sleeve helps to complete the look.
Additionally, Whitehall mailbox posts can be selected in three different styles: standard, superior, or deluxe.
Standard Mailbox Post – This style allows the mailbox to be affixed on top of the mailbox post in a basic but functional fashion.
Superior Mailbox Post – This style allows you to affix the mailbox to the side of the post, which allows the post itself to soar above the mailbox to a peaked cap.
Deluxe Mailbox Post – This style also allows you to affix the mailbox to the side of the post so that the post soars above the mailbox but the deluxe mailbox post is also topped with a beautiful finial ball.
The finial ball and the peaked mailbox post cap will add an architecturally attractive element to your new mailbox and post set.
Our second suggestion will also help add aesthetic appeal to your residential post mount mailbox. Consider adding a Whitehall mailbox post cuff.
While some homeowners may think a mailbox post cuff that slips around the bottom of the post is simply unnecessary, there are three strong reasons why a mailbox post cuff may be one of the best accessories you can purchase for your mailbox and post set. The mailbox post cuff helps to:
- Mask the unsightly intersection between the mailbox post and the poured concrete (or dirt) in which the post is set.
- Protects the post against aggressive lawn care equipment, which can bruise or nick the exposed mailbox post.
- Helps broaden the base of the post adding to the multi-dimensional aspect of the new mailbox in a manner that completes and finishes the entire look.
When you purchase a Whitehall mailbox and post set from The MailboxWorks, the mailbox post cuff is currently being provided free of charge (for a limited time only, while supplies last)!
Add Mailbox Address Numbers, Topper or Newspaper Holder
Our third suggestion will help your curbside mailbox not only look pleasing, but it also adds a high level of functionality.
We recommend adding a few post mount mailbox accessories such as:
Mailbox Address Numbers – By adding home address numbers to the front and/or sides of your post mount mailbox it can be very helpful for the postal carrier and for friends, family, and emergency response crews who may be trying to find your home.
Mailbox Address Toppers – You can also add a mailbox address topper that can be affixed (like a fin) to the top of your mailbox. The topper can also be used to display your family name!
Mailbox Newspaper Holders – Additionally, if you enjoy newspaper delivery, The MailboxWorks also offers an optional mailbox newspaper holder that matches the architectural look of the mailbox.
All Whitehouse mailbox address numbers, address toppers, and newspaper holders are designed to compliment the style and architectural look of your new mailbox and post set.
Still Have Questions About Post Mount Mailbox Accessories?
For customers that live in and around the Chicago Illinois area, The Mailboxworks invites you to visit our Naperville showroom where you can view our full selection of in stock post mount mailbox accessories.
If you still have questions about Whitehall mailbox and post sets, or any of our post mount mailbox accessories mentioned in this article, please call our mailbox experts toll free at 1-800-824-9985, or send us an email.