No, they are not available in-stores, but key blanks are available to order as a 4-pack online only via homedepot.com or amazon.com. To find the proper key for your mailbox, please reference the infographic below. Once you receive your key blanks they must be taken with your original key to your local locksmith to be cut (automated machines cannot cut specialty dual sided key blanks).
Yes, they can be painted, but this will void your warranty. The powder coated surface of most of our products serves well as a painting substrate. To ensure the best adhesion possible, make sure the product is clean and dry, use a primer, and use a paint designed for outdoor use.
Architectural Mailboxes guarantees their products against structural defects, under normal use and proper assembly, for the lifetime of the product. Our complete Structural User Warranty can be found here.
If your product was purchased before January 1, 2017, you are covered under our 5 year warranty found here.
All of our mailboxes are made with materials designed to withstand outdoor exposure. We use galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and ocasionally UV-resistant plastic. These materials serve well when exposed to the elements. Additionally, all metal parts are pre-treated then powder coated with a material specially formulated for outdoor use. Powder coating is a painting process that creates a chemically cross-linked finish that is very durable and long-lasting, similar to the process used for cars. Despite the steps we take to design our products for outdoor use, improper installation and care can lessen the life span of our products. Please use the following guidelines to give your mailbox a long and happy life:
We guarantee our products against structural defects, under normal use and proper assembly. If you are experiencing an issue with one of our products, please contact our Customer Experience Department for more assistance. You will need proof of purchase (original sales receipt) and all details about the issue you are experiencing.
If you have a small blemish on your product, contact us to order touch-up paint. We have touch-up paint for almost every powder coat color we offer. To ensure the best adhesion possible, make sure the product is clean and dry, and clean off any residual powder coat chipping. If you want to paint the entire product, we recommend using a primer and a paint designed for outdoor use.
Like any consumer product available today, mailboxes also need love and care. We take great pride in producing products that can withstand weather and elements with rigor, however, regular cleaning of your mailbox is a necessary part of mailbox care. We like to use the analogy of a car; if your car is dirty from the elements, your mailbox probably is too and will need a good cleaning. Please follow our Care and Maintenance Instructions for proper procedure. Happy cleaning!
Our Duo, Tri and Quad Spreader Plates are designed to mount two, three or four mailboxes to one post, respectively. If you have a mailbox with a recessed (false) bottom, you will also need the Mailbox Spacer Kit for each mailbox in order to successfully mount your mailboxes.
We recommend checking with your local post office, but general USPS mailbox installation guidelines include positioning your mailbox 41″ to 45″ from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry and 6″ to 8″ back from the curb. If you do not have a raised curb, contact your local postmaster for guidance.
Unfortunately, our pricing information is not listed on our website because we do not sell direct. To find retail pricing, please visit one of the many options for our official retailers on the Where to Buy page.
Although Architectural Mailboxes is the manufacturer of your product, we are not the company from which you made your purchase. Because of this we do not have access to your method of payment and we cannot process your refund directly. We can however help assist you with locating the dealer from whom you purchased. Please contact our Customer Experience Department for assistance.
Unfortunately, we do not sell directly to the consumer. Please see our Where To Buy map to find a retail location or online retailer that sells our products near you.
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Yes, all of our mailboxes that are subject to USPS approval are formally and officially approved. We go through every step of the arduous process to properly design, test and certify our products according to the stringent USPS Standard 7 requirements. It is important to note that there are many mailbox manufacturers who simply stamp their mailboxes "US MAIL - Approved by the US Postmaster General," but whose mailboxes are not actually approved. While this is both illegal and unethical, the USPS enforcement system is insufficient to ensure this activity does not take place. When in doubt, contact your local USPS Postmaster and ask them to provide you with the latest list of approved receptacles.
There are many different possible installation methods and configurations for mailboxes, including onto existing wooden posts, along mounting rails with other mailboxes, inside of masonry columns, or onto optional manufactured posts. Because of the great variety of possible mounting options, it is not feasible for mailbox manufacturers to include hardware for every possible variation. However, the appropriate hardware is included with all the different post and accessory products we make. If you buy one of our posts, it will include the correct hardware to properly and securely mount one of our mailboxes.
We provide full assembly instructions for each of our products. You can find these instructions on each product page of our website. Please refer to the product(s) you have purchased to download the instructions.
Although it is possible to attach Architectural Mailboxes' house numbers, we don't recommend it. The use of adhesives or penetrating your mailbox body may damage the product and will void your warranty.
We've been at this for a long time and we've seen almost every kind of installation under the sun. The majority of installations use a 4x4 wooden post, and we have a great solution for it: the 3-way 4x4 adapter plate. If you have a post made by one of our competitors, our mailbox will fit it if it uses the informal industry standard 4" x 10" bolt pattern. Here is an illustration of our bolt pattern, and every one of our post mount mailboxes uses this pattern. If your existing post uses a different pattern, we recommend attaching your own "DIY" wooden adapter to your existing post, then attaching your mailbox using the 4"x10" pattern. Do not drill new holes into your mailbox or it will promote corrosion and void your warranty.
Yes. For certain applications, it makes sense to have all locks use the same key profile. Examples include locking mailboxes used as paperwork drop points on a medical campus, or several key drop points at a car dealership. You can order a set of locks that are all keyed alike. For further instruction on this topic, please contact your Architectural Mailboxes dealer for more information.
All mailboxes manufactured by Architectural Mailboxes come with 2 keys. The only exception to this rule is the Oasis 360 (item number: 6300) and it comes with 4 keys. If additional keys are needed, please see the FAQ question, "Are key blanks available in-store?".