Chute Style Mailboxes - Enhanced Security
Chute system mailboxes are designed specifically to prevent mail theft. To help facilitate this goal, incoming mail is stowed deep within the lower cavity of the mailbox and cannot be retrieved by anyone without a key. Chute mailboxes protect mail by implementing a hinged panel that opens to the bottom when the front access panel is in the closed position. In addition, all chute style mailboxes provide a solid panel in front of the hinged chute that prevents foragers from accessing the chute release.
Chute Style mailboxes provide retrieval in one of three ways:
Front Access Panel - (in both locking and non-locking versions)
Rear Access Panel (at the base).
Rear Access Panel (midway along the back of the column).
In addition, most Chute Style Mailboxes have large-capacity bins for both incoming and outgoing mail; making them convenient for both the mail service and the homeowner.
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REAR ACCESS Mail Gator
Mail Safe was designed by a team of former mail carriers who wanted to build a secure impact resistant mailbox. The Mail Gator has a recessed chute panel that leads to a locking rear access panel. When the mailbox DOES meet with impact, the mailbox itself detaches from the "post" so that mail is preserved.
Mailboss Impact Resistant
Constructed of 14 gauge and 16 gauge Galvanized Steel, the Mailboss weighs in at 40 lbs and is believed to be one of the most secure mailboxes on the market. It has an award-winning anti-pry system and an anti-access bin that has proven effective. Most importantly, it is priced right for residential use.
Chute-Style Mailboxes - Brace for Impact
Many manufacturers have expanded on the chute mailbox theme by ensuring that their mailboxes are impact resistant.
Impact Resistant Mailboxes are either constructed from dense molded plastic or hardened steel. The idea behind concussion-resistant mailboxes is that they will survive out-of-control drivers or snowplows that sometimes collide with column mailboxes.This situation is so prevalent that many mailbox manufacturers have built impact-resistant mailboxes so durable they have survived crashes that sent them a hundred yards from their original location!
The mini-slideshow on the left shows various impact-resistant mailboxes. If you click on the first image you can view an expanded slide show that notes their features. You can access their benefits and pricing at budgetmailboxes.com by clicking on the "go to" link.
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Salsbury Embossed Mail Slot
Salsbury's Embossed Mail Slot design features a hinged brass mail slot for incoming mail. This simple adornment adds instant charm to any column mailbox. Constructed from rust-free diecast aluminum, this design is available in 4 powder-coated finishes: Black, Green, Beige, & White.
Decorative Column Inserts - Style & Longevity
Now that manufacturers can cast rust-free aluminum in molds and bend heavy-gauge galvanized steel into precise shapes, the products that grace our outdoor living environments don't deteriorate as rapidly. In fact, most cast aluminum and galvanized steel products can attest to shelf-lives of approximately 30 years (or more).
Add to their longevity a rebirth of style, and today's column insert mailboxes are indeed worth considering. The products showcased in the mini-slideshow (to the left), are great examples of old-world charm and updated themes that don't miss a beat when it comes to security-conscious products that keep a homeowner's desire for refinement at the forefront of the design process.
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Traditional Rural Mailboxes - Rust Free & Classy
Now that manufacturers can cast rust-free aluminum and bend heavy-gauge galvanized steel into precise shapes, products exposed to the weather don't deteriorate as rapidly. In fact, most cast aluminum and galvanized steel products can attest to shelf-lives of approximately 30 years (or more).
Add to their longevity a rebirth of style, and today's column insert mailboxes are indeed worth considering. The products showcased in the mini-slideshow (to the left), are great examples of old-world charm and updated themes that don't miss a beat when it comes to security-consciousness and the homeowner's desire for a refined look.
Mailboxes that Address Security, Convenience, & Style!
Today we are exploring various types of mailboxes:
1) Chute-Styled Mailboxes, (including impact resistant models
2) Decorative Inserts, (including locking inserts)
3) Traditional Mailboxes constructed from materials that never rust or fade.
Which one suits your purpose and taste?
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