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What to Look for When Buying STD-4C Mailboxes

Tuesday August 25, 2020

STD-4C mailboxes are one of the most popular types of centralized mail delivery solutions. The official successor to the STD-4B specification, they consist of wall-mounted units in a centralized location. Since 2006, the United States Postal Service (USPS) requires them for all new multi-unit building projects. If you're thinking about using STD-4C mailboxes for your residential development project, though, you'll need to choose the right type.

Can Curbside Mailboxes Have a Door on the Back?

Thursday August 13, 2020

All curbside mailboxes need to a door to perform their intended function. Mail couriers must open the mailbox's door to leave the mail for residents at the respective address. The door creates a secure environment by protecting the mailbox's mail from damage. When shopping for curbside mailboxes, though, you may discover that some of them have a door on the back. So, do these rear-entry curbside mailboxes comply with the United States Postal Service's (USPS's) requirements?

How to Choose the Right Message Boards for Your Residential Community

Tuesday August 04, 2020

Message boards can help you build a better community by providing residents with guidance and information. Homeowners' associations and property managers use them to share information with the residents of their respective community. As shown below, a message board consists of a freestanding flat structure in which bulletins, maps, memos and other essential information can be housed. Not all message boards are the same, however. To take advantage of them in your residential community, you'll need to choose the right message boards.

What Is a Limited Service Mailbox?

Monday August 03, 2020

Not all curbside mailboxes are the same. While they are used to facilitate the delivery of mail, the United States Postal Service (USPS) classifies them in different ways. There are traditional and contemporary curbside mailboxes, for instance. A traditional curbside mailbox is any type of mailbox that features a traditional dome-rectangular-shape, whereas a contemporary curbside mailbox is any type of mailbox that features an alternative shape. Along with traditional and contemporary, though, there are limited service mailboxes. What is a limited service mailbox exactly?