Feb 24 2022
Your mailbox can say a lot about you. Without even realizing it, a well-maintained mailbox could be telling the neighbors what kind of person they see every day on the street. It is the same with how we keep our yard and garden. People may not judge you on what they see, but they will undoubtedly form an opinion, good or bad.
At Fence Armor® we love mailboxes. We see them everywhere and know that most people have a well-maintained mailbox. Does that tell us something about those homeowners? What about the not so well-kept ones? Should we be crossing the street when we pass those homes while walking the dog? We put together a list to try to answer the ‘what does your mailbox say about you?’ question.
Included on the list of answers about a well-maintained mailbox is:
- A well-maintained mailbox is a good sign
- The full or damaged mailbox is a bad look
- Remember the curb appeal factor
- Good fence post protection is a winning look
- Think of the mailman when they see your mailbox
Let’s take a closer look at each point.
A well-maintained mailbox is a good sign
You should look after your mailbox. When asking yourself what your mailbox says about you, take a neutral look at it. If your mailbox looks tatty and could do with some love, take a look in the mirror. Maybe you could do with a bit of TLC and a chance to shine in public again.
Seriously though, a well-maintained mailbox says a lot about you. It says you care about how your home and garden appear to the public. A well-maintained mailbox will tell visitors to your home that they are coming to a welcoming place and to someone who cares.
The full or damaged mailbox is a bad look
When out for a walk with your dog, take a closer look at the neighbors’ mailboxes. Are some of them looking damaged and maybe even falling over? Can you imagine what the house looks like inside if the owner does not care about the yard? A badly-maintained yard and mailbox is not a good sign.
Another problem with a damaged mailbox concerns security for the home. The bad guys will assume that your home is an easy target, one to break into when you are away. A full mailbox tells them that nobody is at home. Get someone to empty the mailbox while you are away on vacation.
Remember the curb appeal factor
You only ever get one chance to make a good first impression. If you plan to sell your home someday soon, think of what a buyer will see when they come for a viewing. A battered, old, and not well-maintained mailbox will tell a lot about how you look after your home.
On the other hand, a well-maintained mailbox will tell them that this is a homeowner who cares. They will get the idea that a caring owner properly maintains the home. Curb appeal matters, and the more you can improve it, the easier it will be to sell your lovely home.
Good fence post protection is a winning look
If you want to care for the mailbox, then start with the post. Every mailbox stands on a solid post, and you need fence post protection to keep it that way. Without the best fence post protection, the mailbox will soon fall to the sidewalk, not a good look for any homeowner.
Fence Armor® Post Guards are a very practical solution to mailbox post damage. Our Post Guards are made of stainless steel, which will not rust, buckle or split under pressure. They are easy to install and protect against trimmer damage. You get lots of curb appeal with Fence Armor® Post Guards.
Think of the mailman too when they see your mailbox
The poor mailman or mailwoman has to visit your home every day, all year-round. When the sun is shining, the wind is blowing, or the snow is falling, they make sure you get your mail. Should you not show them you appreciate their service by having a well-maintained mailbox in the yard?
The mailman or mailwoman does not want to make all that effort only to see a damaged mailbox. They want to drop off the mail at a well-maintained mailbox and feel a little more appreciated. If you want to leave a lasting impression, then always care about your mailbox.
Call us - 888-289-5617
At Fence Armor® we know the importance of curb appeal. You do not want people thinking you are a neglectful homeowner. Ask our experts for advice on having a well-maintained mailbox. Call us today for all your fence post protection needs.
Shop Postsaver® - Rot Barrier
Shop Stain & Seal - Wood Stain
- Paints, Stains & Sealants: Everything You Need to Know About Wood Protection
- Did Your Mailbox Post Make It Through the Winter?
- Five Ways to Improve the Aesthetics of the Backyard
- What DIY Improvements Can You Make to Your Patio This Season?
- Five Benefits of Incorporating Ornamental Fencing into Your Yard