OK, it’s time to improve the curb appeal of your home by replacing your mailbox post. If your neighborhood doesn’t have a community-specific type of post, you have a couple options regarding the type of wood used to make the post.
The two most common types of mailbox posts are made of cedar (pictured below on the right) and pressure-treated wood (pictured below on the left). Cedar posts are typically more expensive and decorative than treated posts, and will not warp or shrink , as is common in treated wood. Cedar posts will keep their nicer appearance longer than their pressure treated counterpart.
Pressure-treated posts, because of a treatment process of chemical preservatives in the wood, do not hold paint very well. Although treated posts can sometimes warp and shrink, they don’t decay nor are they susceptible to damage from insects. In fact, since they have been through this treatment process they can last at least 20 years.
As you can see, which type of post you use can help safeguard your mailbox to withstand the elements year round.
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