Send and Receive Mail in Style
Your mailbox should do two things: hold your mail and add curb appeal to your home. With a variety of mailboxes to choose from and factors like style, size and material to consider, finding the right one for your home needs a little thought. We’ve broken down some of the basics to make selecting the perfect mailbox easier.
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Mailbox StyleYou might not realize it, but your mailbox is a big part of the first impression your home makes. Antique mailboxes offer beautiful, old-fashioned charm with their intricate detailing and classic finishes, while modern mailboxes and contemporary mailboxes offer sleek designs and simple color options. Whatever your style, choose a mailbox that reflects your home’s overall architecture to create a cohesive aesthetic.
Mailbox Mount TypeWhether you want your mailbox to be a decorative fixture on your front porch or positioned by the road, how you mount your mailbox is another important factor to consider. Post-mount mailboxes sit at the top of your driveway or along the curb and are typical in areas where mail delivery is done by vehicle. Mailbox posts come in a variety of colors and styles to easily complement your home’s facade and include options such as surface-mount posts, which attach to concrete surfaces like sidewalks, and in-ground posts, which install directly into the ground.
Though less common these days, mail slots allow for secure mail delivery right into your home. This mailbox design is full of traditional charm and can be installed in your front door. Before you choose this type, make sure your mail can be delivered by foot or the mail carrier can leave the vehicle to drop it off. Also perfect for areas where post is delivered door to door, wall-mount options attach to the outside of your home.
MaterialUltimately, your mailbox should be able to withstand the conditions where you live. Metal mailboxes offer durability, and you can choose from low-maintenance steel construction or lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum. Plastic mailboxes are an alternative to metal and provide an easy-to-maintain and durable option that won’t rust.
Mailbox SizeNot sure what size mailbox you need? Think about it in terms of the volume of mail you receive on a regular basis. Do you often receive a high volume of mail and big packages? A large or even extra-large mailbox may accommodate your needs best. Likewise, if your daily delivery only consists of a few pieces and the occasional small parcel, then size down to medium or small capacity.
Mailbox Features and AccessoriesSome mailboxes are designed with extra features, like compartments for newspapers (and magazines and small packages, too). If you live on a busy road, opt for a mailbox with rear access so you can safely retrieve mail away from the street. Worried about mail theft? Shop for locking mailboxes to protect what’s inside until you’re able to check it. And don’t forget about mailbox accessories, like address plaques, house numbers and letters, decorative covers, installation hardware, flag kits and more.
Make a statement with your mailbox with the wide selection available at Lowe’s. From single-family residential designs to cluster mailboxes for businesses or multifamily dwellings and all the parts and accessories to go with it, find what you need online or in store.