How to Choose a New Curbside Mailbox

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If you’re in the market for a new curbside mailbox, you’re probably researching how to select a mailbox that best suits your needs. Here’s some insight on what qualities to look for in your search.

What material is best for a mailbox?

One question we receive quite often is which type of material to choose for a mailbox. Traditionally, materials such as cast iron, cast aluminum, copper, or plastic have been used in mailbox construction, each with distinctive qualities and pros and cons.

Plastic mailboxes are the least expensive option on the market, and unfortunately inexpensive plastic unfortunately is just that – cheap plastic. Copper and cast iron are beautiful metals both with a vintage feel, but oxidize faster than other materials, meaning rust stains will be more prevalent around the corners and edges of your mailbox. Rainy days and heavy moisture levels make rust a real concern for copper and cast iron mailboxes. Cast iron is a very dense, heavy metal, sometimes creating a mailbox that is quite difficult to mount. Cast aluminum, on the other hand, has proven to be the most durable mailbox material, with significant weight to withstand storms and high winds. Naturally occurring in the earth’s surface, cast aluminum resists corrosion and avoids deformation in hot weather. These are important traits for a mailbox, since many curbside mailboxes receive direct sunlight on bright, sunny days. Cast aluminum is our choice for premium mailbox construction to provide the longest lifespan while still maintaining the historic look and feel of a cast iron mailbox. Rather than choosing from cast iron vs cast aluminum, select a manufacturer that uses premium cast aluminum construction, and you can get the vintage look without having to deal with the drawbacks of cast iron.

Which brand of curbside mailboxes is best?

We formed Better Box Mailboxes almost 20 years ago because we found a hole in the marketplace for a curbside mailbox that is as stylish as it is well built.  We wanted to fill the gap with aesthetically beautiful curbside mailboxes that would turn heads and transform neighborhoods without sacrificing quality construction. We’ve grown Better Box Mailboxes from a small local boutique shop to a nationwide brand providing mailboxes around the country. Now, we’re one of the premier providers of curbside mailboxes in the United States and we supply products to both individuals and large residential developers.

Aside from the beautiful design, the quality of the product is head and shoulders above the competition. It all starts with the highly skilled, passionate artisans that build our products. They take great pride by producing each curbside mailbox by hand, and they work with premium materials created for longevity. We use the best aluminum in the marketplace, and our hardware is stainless steel and brass. These are nonferrous metals that do not rust, and we top it off with an advanced DuPont finish that will keep the elements at bay for decades. Our curbside mailboxes come in a number of different colors, including black, bronze, white, and verde green. We also have locking curbside mailboxes available, as well as double mailboxes and quadruple mailboxes. We even offer military and college mailboxes that are custom crafted to celebrate a Veteran’s service or your team spirit. Whichever style you choose, we know you’ll love your new curbside mailbox for years to come.

Fast, Free Shipping!

Sometimes when shopping online, you’ll find the product you’d like to order, but are surprised at checkout with hefty shipping charges, especially on heavy items such as mailboxes. We’re proud to offer free shipping with orders that go out the doors within 24 hours. Plus, we offer a total customer satisfaction guarantee because we are confident you’ll be happy with our products. If you are ready to purchase the best curbside mailbox on the market today, shop today!

Better Box Mailboxes brings to market and sells the premier line of decorative cast aluminum mailboxes available in America today.

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