A Beginners Guide to Home Mailboxes

Everyone in the United States gets mail. This means that

every one in the United States needs a mailbox. If you are

in need of a mailbox, or if you just want to purchase a new

mailbox for your home, you may want some information about

your options for home mailboxes.

There are two types of home mailboxes. The most common is a

curbside mailbox. But some people also have a wall mounted

mailbox. These can be placed directly next to your front

door. They sit either vertically or horizontally.

The most common home mailboxes used are the metal ones.

These are inexpensive to purchase, however, they are prone

to rusting. If you do not want a rusting problem, you can

purchase one made of vinyl. The vinyl mailboxes are also

less prone to fading, chipping, or cracking. But they are a

bit more expensive to purchase.

Some of the least expensive home mailboxes are the plastic

ones. They are highly durable, weather proof, rust proof,

and very light weight. Some are even made to be

indestructible because they are made with double walled


The last type is security mail boxes. These are vandal

proof and they come with a locking mechanism. This prevents

someone from stealing your mail and from damaging the

mailbox. These are usually quite expensive to purchase, but

sometimes needed.

The above were some of the most common choices you have for

purchasing home mailboxes. There are many options to choose

from. Decide how much you want to spend and what type of

mailbox best suits your needs. This way you can easily find

what you are looking for and be one step closer to getting

your mail!

Source by Charles Truett