The quintessential mailbox is situated on the sidewalk adjacent to the home. If the houses are clustered together the mailboxes are also situated near each other to facilitate delivery of the mail for the mailman. The actual mailbox itself has several important elements that make it suitable as a receptacle of your mail.
The construction of the mailbox itself is of a durable aluminum. It is considerably thicker than the aluminum found in your kitchen foil. The housing or body is made of sheets of aluminum up to an eighth of an inch in thickness. This is to prevent it from being damaged by collision, trauma, or regular consistent use.
The front cover is attached by means of a hinge which allows it to swing and open downward. The rear cover is also accessible but may be left shut if bushes or a wall makes access difficult. The entire aluminum case is painted or coated with a powder finish to keep its original colors bright.
Mailboxes protect the interior contents from the exterior so are not visible. Some homeowners want privacy in their mail and prefer the enclosed design. To notify the mailman that there is mail, a red signal latch is raised on the side. The mailman uses the same signal latch to notify the homeowner that there is mail waiting.
A property number plaque is attached to the mailbox to identify its owner. The goal is discovering a plaque that suits both you and house’s architectural design. From plain brass numbers to the unique ceramic plaque, the choices are practically endless.
Size can also be essential in the mailbox number plaque. The color of the plaque must contrast nicely with your home color in addition to being noticeable from the street. See if it is appropriate by drawing it onto a piece of paper, taping it to your property and looking at it from the street.