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Installation & Maintenance

The Post Office offers these specifications for placement and height of your mailbox post. The inside flat surface of your mailbox (where a letter would lay) should be between 41 and 49 inches above the road surface that the mail truck parks on. We install ours at 45 inches, to be in the middle of that range. Your mailbox should also be set back slightly from the curb, so that the mail carrier can pull over to the curb and open your mailbox door comfortably.

MAINTENANCE

Once your post is installed, a minimum of care will keep it looking good for years. Contact us if you would like us to provide this service for you.

Wooden Posts: Our Wooden Posts are finished with high quality exterior paint from Sherwin Williams. We use a wood primer and two or three coats of paint. Paint typically lasts several years. When the paint begins to peel or chip away, it is important to repaint the post, to keep the wood underneath protected from moisture.

Pressure Treated and Cedar Posts: These posts are inherently weather- and rot-resistant, so they do not necessarily require any maintenance. They may be coated with a natural urethane finish or exterior paint if you wish, which will increase weather resistance. Pressure treated wood should be allowed to dry for a month or two before a finish is applied, as it comes from the supplier quite wet from the pressure treating process. Cedar posts will naturally fade in color, but will keep their color longer with a natural finish applied.