Door Mail Slots
Installing or replacing a door mail slot or cover is an easy project with the help of Ace Hardware. Shop our selection of door mail slots and wall mail slots to find the perfect option to match your home’s exterior.
Benefits of Mail Slots Over Mailboxes
Door mail slots from Ace Hardware provide secure mail delivery, helping to prevent unwanted theft. They are more secure than non-locking post-mount and wall-mount mailboxes by having the mail dropped directly into the interior of your home. With a mail slot, there's no need to go outside your house to collect your mail. They are also typically less expensive than post-mounted mailboxes.
The USPS Mail Slot Guidelines
If you don’t already have a door or wall mail slot, check with the United States Postal Service to determine if they’ll still be able to deliver your mail through your home. If they can, make sure that the installation meets their guidelines. Since they have certain regulations you will have to follow, it is best to know them ahead of beginning the project.
Two of the most important USPS requirements include:
- Install your mail slot at the correct height of at least 30 inches above the floor. Make it easy for the postal carrier to access the mail slot by not positioning it too high or too low.
- When adding an interior hood to the mail slot for enhanced privacy, make sure the hooded portion is not below the bottom of the outside plate and that the hood doesn't project more than 2 and 1/16 of an inch beyond the inside of the door.
Door and Wall Mail Slot Options
Every mail slot in our selection includes mounting hardware to make installation on your door or wall as easy as possible. If you have questions or concerns about door versus wall mail slot installation, consult your local Ace Hardware to help you determine which is the best placement for your specific needs.
Mail Slot Features to Consider
Once you’ve done the research and know which type of mail slot you want to install, choose the best product. We carry a range of mail slots designed with different materials to fit your home. Consider the following features to help you find the perfect mail slot for you:
Mail Slot Finishes
Primarily crafted from a variety of different metals, mail slots also come in a range of finishes to best complement your house's exterior. Shop decorative satin nickel mail slots to add a touch of elegance to your home, or look for bright brass mail slots to provide a classic look.
Spring Action Lids
Many mail slot designs feature a closing cover that lifts to slide the mail through then shuts to prevent the elements from getting inside your home. There are even mail slot hoods that install on the open interior back side of the slot to enhance privacy and security.
Shop Mail Slots and Other Top-Rated Mail Products at Ace
Ace has everything you need to upgrade your current mailing system. Shop our range of mailboxes, mail posts and mail slots to find the perfect choice for your home. Browse all our products online, or head to your neighborhood store to get expert tips and advice from our helpful staff.