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Mailboxes For Pennsylvania Homes and Commerce
Everyone needs mail delivery. And that applies no matter where you live. Pennsylvania is no exception, and with a population of 12 million and over 300,000 businesses, new mailboxes will be needed all the time, and others will simply need upgrading to prevent damage and theft.
Mailboxes can range from the humble curbside mailbox to full, sturdy cabinets that house multiple customer units (centralized mailboxes.) They can come a in variety of shapes and sizes, and many types are versatile enough to mount anywhere where mail delivery can easily occur.
We serve the Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Harrisburg, and Scranton areas as well as every Pennsylvania home and business. Not only do we provide mailboxes of every type, but we also provide replacement parts should any damage happen to your unit. These parts range from mailbox doors and locks to posts and full cabinets for centralized mailboxes.
USPS-Approved Pennsylvania Mailboxes for Homes
The wall-mounted mailbox is perhaps the simplest mailbox type, and it mounts beside front doors or above porches. It is the easiest mailbox type to install, and there are different models, makes, finishes, and colors available. Locking models are even available when extra security is needed. These mailboxes work well for homes located in suburbs.
The curbside mailbox may be the most common type for USPS delivery. For USPS approval, mount such mailboxes 6 to 8 inches back from the road, and ensure it is 41 to 45 inches high. It may be good to place reflective tape on your mailbox if in a rural area to alert snowplows, according to PennDot.
Curbside mailboxes can also come in a variety of finishes, colors, and styles. Some can lock, and larger units are available for higher mail volumes or small businesses. Multi-family units are available for strip malls and communities with condos, and these can save on installation time and maintenance costs.
USPS-Approved Commercial Mailboxes for Commercial Properties
Commercial properties can include large communities and businesses properties that need centralized mail delivery. Centralized mail delivery means that multiple customer mailboxes are contained in one place, inside one or more cabinets.
The 4C line of mailboxes is the only one now approved by the USPS for new installations and major renovations. The older 4B line of mailboxes are being phased out. 4C mailboxes are sturdier and more secure than their older counterparts, and more likely to prevent theft and identity theft.
These mailboxes can mount to walls, recess into vertical surfaces, or simply stand alone indoors or outdoors, if a slab of concrete is available. This means they work well near parking lots, in outdoor kiosks, in lobbies, or in central hallways. Property managers can also purchase just enough mailboxes to meet tenant needs, as each type of 4C mailbox comes with a varying number of customer compartments.
Parcel lockers are often included with 4C mailboxes and are designed to handle package delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pennsylvania Mailboxes
What Is the Difference Between 4C and 4B Mailboxes?
While both mailbox types are centralized, the older, 4B mailboxes tend to have square or vertical compartments rather than the horizontal compartments of their newer, 4C counterparts. They are not as sturdy or resistant to tampering as the newer models. They usually do not include parcel lockers.
4B mailboxes can only be purchased to retrofit mailboxes of the same type. With major renovations, the USPS requires that you purchase new 4C mailboxes.
How are 4C Mailboxes Installed in Pennsylvania?
4C mailboxes can mount to concrete slabs, recess into walls, or mount to walls. However, there are a few requirements for where they are installed.
4C mailboxes cannot have any parcel locker lower than 15 inches from the ground or floor. All customer compartments must be between 28 and 67 inches from the ground, and at least one compartment must be at 48 inches or below. This is to comply with the ADA.
How Do Parcel Lockers Work in Pennsylvania?
Parcel lockers are often included with 4C mailboxes. They lock and are typically around 15 inches high. Once a package is delivered, the customer receives a key from the USPS to access the locker.
More parcel lockers can be added to a centralized mail setup over time. Different sizes are available as well. One parcel locker is required for every ten customer units. For new installations that take place in apartments, the number is now one per every five.