Cluster Box Units (CBUs) have become increasingly popular as a mailbox option for communities throughout the United States and Greater Indianapolis area. CBUs simplify the way residents send and receive mail. CBUs ensure that mail lays flat, and are large enough to still receive larger parcels. CBUs are large locking mailbox units that allow users to store extra mail and packages safely and securely. Estes Design Mailbox and Streetscapes installs CBUs to meet each neighborhood’s specifications and the USPS standards.
The benefits of Cluster Box Units are realized for all parties involved, which makes CBUs an excellent mailbox option.
The Post Office benefits because delivering to one CBU rather than several traditional (individual) curbside mailboxes saves the carriers both time and fuel. Most CBU units have between 8-20 mailboxes in one unit.
Builders & Developers
CBUs are less expensive than the typical curbside mailbox and post unit. Instead of purchasing one mailbox per home, Home Owners Associations, builders, and developers consolidate cost making the original installation less expensive.
What’s more, regular maintenance for CBUs is also less expensive and uniform than individual boxes. Estes Designs only has to make one trip to the site to repair one unit that serves several homes. Thanks to these benefits, CBUs save time and money both in the short-term and in the long-term.
Homeowners’ benefit from CBUs because it is one less thing they have to maintain, repair, replace or mow around in their front yard. CBUs are made out of corrosive resistant aluminum with a beautiful and durable powder coated finish. While typical mailbox units require regular maintenance (e.g. painting, restoration, etc.), the CBUs are virtually maintenance free and last for many years.
USPS is moving toward requiring all apartments and housing developments to have CBUs instead of individual mailboxes. You can save time and hassle by moving to CBUs now. Estes Design partners with many builders and property management companies throughout the Greater Indianapolis area. If you live in central Indiana, find your community by using the Search by Community tool on the Estes Designs website. This tool has the mailbox specifications for many communities on file for easy ordering and replacements. If you are looking for that finishing touch to your home or community, request a quote!