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What are Wall Mount Mailboxes and what are their uses?
Wall mount mailboxes are, as their name suggests, mailboxes that can be mounted to a wall. These types of mailboxes are often found on the wall of a home near the front door or outside of a small business’s office. In some cases, they can be used in small apartment complexes. These mailboxes are most often used in an outdoor setting and are weather-resistant. Typically made of materials such as brass, stainless steel, and even wood, wall-mount mailboxes are made to endure weathering and work for years to come. A flap or a door allow the delivery of regular-sized mail. These units are most commonly found in suburbs where postal carriers can walk to deliver mail, and used when they can be easy to access and not far back from the road.
Wall mount mailboxes collect mail from the USPS when set up properly and according to regulations, but they have other uses as well.
Residents often choose them to:
- Enhance the look of a home’s entrance and to add to the aesthetics of a porch or deck.
- Added security. Others choose wall-mount mailboxes for added security, as locking models can be obtained and can help to prevent mail theft. Wall-mount mailboxes are also far less likely to be the victim of vandals seeking to destroy a residential mailbox set near the road, and far less likely to be struck by vehicles.
- To save space. Using wall-mount mailboxes is also a smart use of space and can eliminate the need for a pole-mounted mailbox at the end of a driveway, especially when fencing or other obstructions do not allow for one.
- Ease of installation. They are also easier to install than pole-mounted mailboxes and require less maintenance.
Smaller apartment complexes, businesses, and commercial buildings can also make use of wall-mount mailboxes and their benefits, if the entrances to individual offices and apartments are outdoors. In this case, these mailboxes can be used for USPS delivery or even private delivery. If used for private delivery, an employee of the business or apartment complex can sort the mail delivered by the USPS and deliver each piece of mail to the correct unit.