Aluminum Mailbox – Vertical Aluminum Mailboxes Adds a Touch of Elegance
The aluminum vertical style wall mount mailbox is constructed using durable high-quality aluminum and is rust resistant. Aluminum is highly durable and can withstand normal mailbox abuse.
Many of these vertical wall mount mailboxes incorporate a built in newspaper holder. These models are one piece and are exempt from the U.S. Postal Service code. Other accessories include name plates, mailbox lights, and mail chimes to alert the homeowner when their mail is delivered. An important accessory for any mailbox is a locking mechanism. Mailbox locks help to curtail identity theft, mail theft, and vandalism.
Generally, a vertical mount mailbox is installed next to the front entry of your home. Installing the vertical wall mount mailboxes may require the use of mounting screws, a drill and anchors. Vertical wall mount mailboxes are available in styles ranging from Victorian to modern. Installing a vertical style wall mount mailbox is easy. Most manufacturers provide a step-by-step installation guide for easy mounting.
Another important feature that is easily overlooked is how much sound it generates when the lid closes. Mailbox lids should not sound like a gun being fired in the house when the flap slams shut! Many wall mount mailboxes incorporate a mechanism to allow the lid to close softly for quiet operation. The U.S. Postal Service does not govern wall mount mailboxes, however, you should notify your local mail carrier before installation to ensure proper placement of the mailbox and check for any local codes or regulations governing placement of the box.