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The Importance of Entrance Signs for Neighborhoods and Communities

Friday January 31, 2020

Entrance signs play an important role in the aesthetics, as well as function, of neighborhoods and residential communities. Also known as entrance signage, they are installed at the entrance where they provide essential information to residents and travelers alike. Unfortunately, some developers overlook the importance of entrance signs, resulting in a lackluster neighborhood or community. By using a high-quality entrance sign in your neighborhood or community, you'll reap the following benefits.

5 Myths About Carrier Signal Flags in Mailboxes

Monday January 20, 2020

It's not uncommon for mailboxes to feature an adjustable flag on the right or left side. Known as the carrier signal flag, it's commonly used by homeowners and business owners to alert mail couriers to the presence of outgoing mail. If a mail courier sees the carrier flag raises, he or she will know that there's outgoing mail that needs to be collected. While you're probably familiar with the basic purpose of carrier signal flags, there might be some things you don't know about them. Below are five common myths and misconceptions about carrier signal signals in mailboxes.

6 Reasons to Choose Cluster Box Units (CBUs) for Your Neighborhood

Monday December 30, 2019

In any neighborhood, you'll need to choose an appropriate mail delivery system. While many neighborhoods and residential communities use conventional curbside mailboxes, this isn't the only option from which you can choose. Curbside mailboxes can certainly work, but Cluster Box Units (CBUs) offer an attractive alternative for several reasons.

Are STD-4C Mailboxes Secure? Here's What You Should Know

Friday December 27, 2019

The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers over 150 billion pieces of mail each year in the United States -- a number that's expected to increase in 2020 and the years to follow. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, you should choose highly secure mailboxes to protect against mail theft. While conventional curbside mailboxes are always an option, STD-4C mailboxes may offer an even higher level of security.

The Jorolemon Mailbox: How It Influenced Modern-Day Mailbox Designs

Monday December 16, 2019

Have you heard of the Joroleman mailbox? Even if you're unfamiliar with it, you've probably encountered mailboxes featuring its iconic and classic design. The Joroleman mailbox's rectangular-dome design has become synonymous with residential curbside mailboxes. To learn more about this iconic mailbox and how it influenced modern-day mailbox designs, keep reading.

What Is a Mailbox Parcel Locker?

Friday November 29, 2019

With e-commerce sales at an all-time high, there's a growing need for mailbox parcel lockers. Conventional curbside mailboxes typically don't support large packages. If a homeowner or resident orders a package, the mail courier won't be able to deliver it. Instead, the mail courier may leave a note notifying the homeowner or resident that his or her package is located at the local post office. Thankfully, a parcel locker offers an easier and more convenient way for homeowners and residents to receive packages.

MUTCD Formatting Requirements for Traffic Sign Lettering

Thursday November 21, 2019

Ever since the 1930s, traffic signs have played an important role in promoting a safe and functional transportation infrastructure in the United States. Also known simply as road signs, they are designed to guide motorists safely to their intended destination. Whether it's a regulatory, warning or guide sign -- the three main types of traffic signs -- it probably uses the format dictated in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). So, what are the MUTCD's formatting requirements for traffic signs?

Can Multiple Traffic Signs Be Mounted on the Same Post?

Thursday November 07, 2019

Traffic control devices, also known simply as traffic signs, play an important role in transportation infrastructures by guiding motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to their destination. Because of their importance, there are laws regulating the design and usage of traffic signs in the United States. Municipalities must use caution when installing new traffic signs to ensure they comply with the laws. In this post, we're going to reveal whether multiple traffic signs can be mounted on the same post.

Go 'Green' By Choosing the Right Mail Delivery System

Friday November 01, 2019

When developing a neighborhood or residential community, you should consider choosing a green mail delivery system. This doesn't mean that you should literally install green-colored mailboxes. Rather, you should "go green" by choosing an environmentally friendly mail delivery system. By doing your part, you'll promote a cleaner Earth while helping residents send and collect their respective mail in the process.

Traffic Signs: Why Red Means Stop and Green Means Go

Tuesday October 29, 2019

In traffic control devices, red is universally recognized as the color for stop, whereas green is universally recognized as the color for go. A common example is a traditional stoplight. When the light is red, motorists know to stop. Once the light turns green, motorists can let their foot off the brake pedal and proceed through the intersection. Of course, traffic signs also rely on these two colors to safely guide motorists through the country's roadways. This begs the question: Why is the color red used to convey stop and the color green used to convey go?