Stylish Cast Aluminum Mailbox

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Cast aluminum mailbox – I will explain that we should know before heading to buy our mailbox , in this case I am going to focus on the mailbox outside garden or single family home, because the mailboxes Indoor normally are installed in communities of owners and are elected on board . First explain the different materials and finishes with the manufactured mailboxes, this way we will be able to determine the type of mailbox that interests us as climate environment to which we will submit.

Posted on August 14, 2017 Home Ideas


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The vast majority of the mailboxes are made of steel, is the most common. Cast aluminum mailbox is treated by different systems of antioxidant protection, are frequently used paint in epoxy polyester and oven enamels, treatments for resistance UV and stronger than the flat paint finishes such as the graphite (rough gray). The latter is based on my experience. The mailboxes painted steel advice install them only in areas where they will be exposed to high levels of salinity. In coastal areas such mailboxes do not last without starting to show signs of oxidation more than 1 year.


Cast aluminum mailbox outer wear relatively recently manufactured. I remember talking about it with the commercial director of one of the manufacturer’s mailboxes Spain; he told me that they had been the first to introduce to the market a mailbox outside completely made of stainless steel. Among manufacturers there was a certain fear to take this step, the manufacturing cost and therefore the final product cost would be certainly much higher than the traditional painted steel mailbox. They wondered, do people spend in a mailbox more than twice the usual price at which they are used to paying for a mailbox? The truth is that the answer today is yes. It has certainly been the case, and as you can imagine, after the first manufacturer to take the plunge were arriving all the others.

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But despite all what we can deduce a priori, before the assessment that mailbox will be the most suitable for exterior, whether cast aluminum mailbox or painted steel, say the answer may surprise you. Having sold and installed thousands of mailboxes of all kinds, experience tells me this. If we are to use the mailbox in a saline environment is preferable not to opt for stainless steel option, and even if we will install the mailbox in a space where it will be exposed to direct water, nor rain. It is very likely that under these conditions the stainless steel starts to show signs of deterioration, dark spots scattered over the entire mailbox usually appear. And the stainless steel can rust!