While there are official guidelines from the U.S. Postal Service covering how and where residents install their post mount mailboxes, it’s helpful to know your style options before getting started. Since they typically stand curbside, mounted mailboxes are often made from steel or durable resin to withstand the elements the whole year through.
The elongated shape of rural mailboxes is intended to hold all types and sizes of mail and packages. Many even come with an additional compartment for newspaper deliveries. And since some deliveries can include important documents with valuable contents you can even get locking mailboxes to keep everything secure until you have a chance to pick it up.
Curbside mailboxes have become standard part of the residential landscape. Ace Hardware can help you find the right model and mailbox post to suit your style.