3 Types of Residential Mailboxes

We all know the importance of mailboxes to us. They are how we receive our letters, parcels and packages.  Read below to learn about 3 types of mailboxes.


Curbside Mailboxes

Curbside mailboxes are often found in rural or suburban areas where homeowners have large plots of land. Depending on the style of the curbside mailbox, supports can be a simple post that is attached to the center bottom of the mailbox or an ornate post that features a cross arm that holds the mailbox. Decorative brackets may also be included in the design of curbside mailboxes to support the cross arm. Curbside mailboxes can have front and back openings and a mailbox arm that mailmen lift after they have placed mail in the box. The mailbox arm alerts owners that mail has been added to the box. Source: ebay


Post-Mount Mailboxes

Are typically installed at the curb in front of a home. They require a post and mounting board for installation. Wall Mount mailboxes are generally installed by the front entry door of a home. May require mounting screws and anchors for installation. Source: HomeRenovationGuide


Cluster Box Units

A cluster box unit (CBU) is a free-standing, pedestal-mounted mailbox containing 8, 12, 13, or 16 individually locked mailboxes and parcel compartments. Installations can be modified to blend with any community decor. Customized installations are depicted to the right.

We recommend that developers and builders plan for basic or customized Centralized Mail Delivery installations for residential communities during a project’s design phase. However, the Postal Service is willing to work with developers, builders, and owners at any stage of development. Source: USPS


We hope that this post helped you gain an understanding as well as provide ideas on what type of mailbox you are going to install.  If you want to get further details or to book us to install mailbox locks to keep your packages safe and secure, please contact us.



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