Wall Mount Mail Box – Sophistications and Convenience
Wall mount mailboxes are available in numerous shapes, sizes and styles. A wall mount mail box is generally installed by the front entry door of your home. Installing these boxes may require the use of mounting screws, a drill and anchors. These can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
Wall mounted boxes are available in styles ranging from Victorian to modern. Manufactures have designed wall mount boxes in both vertical and horizontal formats for easy mounting. Installing a wall box is easy. Most manufacturers provide a step-by-step installation guide for easy mounting. When mounting, use #8 or #10 pan head Phillips screws of adequate length to anchor the mailbox. For wood panel walls, screw length should be approximately one inch. For masonry, stucco or metal walls, use a minimum #8 plastic anchor and screw.
Wall mounted boxes are generally constructed of highly durable plastics, brass, wrought iron, galvanized metals or stainless steel and most are rust resistant. Some boxes are of the standard rectangle variety but many square with beautifully decorated outer shells.
Many designs and manufacturers offer mailbox accessories. Such features include newspaper holders, metal signs or plates displaying the homeowner’s name and address, lights, and outgoing mail pockets. For extra security, some wall mailboxes are available with a locking mechanism. A lock will help prevent mail theft. Locks are especially important when the homeowners are away for several days and unable to retrieve the mail. Some wall mounted boxes are available with the newspaper holder and mailbox both as one piece. These are exempt from the U.S. Postal Service code for mailboxes.
A unique wall mount mailboxes can add pizzazz to your residence for your friends and family to admire and envy. Best of all, a wall mounted box is much closer than a curbside box, so there’s less walking in inclement weather!