Generally, rural mailboxes are isolated from constant view and are installed along a roadside, sometimes quite a distance from the main residence. They also have requirements that are particular to the environment in which they function.
The USPS requires that in rural settings, the mailbox location must first be approved by the Postal Service. The unit must also be installed on the right-hand side of the road.
When choosing a mailbox for open areas, the security of your mail can also be a major consideration. Locking mailboxes offer the benefits of a strong and secure mailbox plus the ability to reflect your personal style with decorative options.
Decorative mailboxes need not be isolated to only suburbs and crowded neighborhoods. They are perfect for isolated homes as well. Decorative mailboxes are sturdy and can be made from wood, cast aluminum, or galvanized steel that is covered in a durable powder coat finish that can provide lasting protection.
A unique rural mailbox is also important when you want your mailbox to function as a display of your favorite animal, hobby, sporting activity or other interest.
Every type of mailbox design is available for country installations including themed designs such as Novelty Bird Mailboxes, Farm Animal Mailboxes, Sport Novelty Mailboxes and mailboxes that resemble country homes, barns, schools, and churches.
A post mounted mailbox that includes a decorative design can be a stylish example of your taste and represent your property and home setting quite well.
Whether you are looking for a classic post mount mailbox or a more modern looking rural mailbox, check out our extensive selection of decorative Curbside Post Mount Mailboxes, ideal for both urban and isolated settings.
Many mailboxes can also be customized with Address Plaques or custom Mailbox Numbers and Letters based on your preferences. You can view the various options available online or speak with us directly about particular custom options available.
Some rural mailbox installations may require extra space for mail and other packages including room for magazines and newspapers. If you don’t access your mailbox every day, you’ll want this feature to ensure there is adequate room for your mail and that it is held secure.
Various mailboxes approved for rural residential use have carrying capacities to meet standard conditions for retrieving mail. These mailboxes also come in many types of decorative options.
Secure and safe mail retrieval is an important issue for residents living in rural areas. Your mail is deposited by the postal carrier at a location often outside of your sight and the eyes of neighbors. Therefore, protection from theft and vandalism is an important consideration when choosing a mailbox. The Mail Safe Locking Mailbox shown here is a fine example.
Rural locking mailboxes are the answer to this problem. All locking mailboxes come with exclusive keys and sold hardware to ensure a safe holding place for your mail. They are made of solid materials, commonly cast aluminum with special coating, and can be just as decorative as standard residential mailboxes.
The addition of a unique rural mailbox would make a significant improvement to any home’s overall visual appeal.
For more information about unique, post mount rural mailboxes including locking mailboxes and large mailbox options, please call MailBoxWorks toll free at (866) 717-4943 or Contact MailboxWorks.
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