Residential Mailboxes

March 12, 2019 by  
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Curbside residential mailboxes are U.S.P.S. approved and will add curb appeal to any home. According to Go Mailboxes, residential mailboxes can be purchased for individual installations or can be clustered together with spreaders or larger posts for multi-unit curbside delivery.

A wide variety of Wall Mounted Mailboxes, Column Mailboxes and Locking Mailboxes are available in the market. These products are available for individual home owners, residential developments, condominiums, home owners’ associations, businesses and a variety of other applications.

Residential mailboxes include the post mounted mailboxes, wall mounted mailboxes, column mailboxes, locking mailboxes and many others. If you are looking in the market for a post mounted mailbox, then several options are available. You can either choose a rural, roadside, post style townhouse, cluster box units and newspaper holders.

Wall mounted mailboxes include traditional, antique brass, stainless steel, modern, Victorian, surface mounted town house and mail slots. Wall mounted mailboxes enhance the look of your entrance. The sloped lid and large opening allow for easy mail retrieval. On the other hand, the column mailboxes include the locking and non-locking cast aluminum and antique brass.

Locking mailboxes aim to provide safe and secure mail storage environment. These types of residential mailboxes are made from corrosion resistant material, aluminum. Therefore, they are quite ideal in extreme weather conditions.

You can even install a mail post outside your house. This post can install up to five mailboxes.

You can select any one of the residential mailboxes, when you want to replace your residential mailboxes.

San Juan: The best attractions

December 19, 2018 by  
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The San Juan Islands, located between three Pacific Northwest cities, invite you to visit a truly spectacular place that has an economy that is mostly dependent on tourism. San Juan is an important tourist destination, with sea kayaking and orca whale-watching being the two of the primary attractions being offered.

The major establishment in the San-Juan Islands is Friday Harbor. The other famous establishment resorts are the village of Roche Harbor that is located on the northwest side of the island and Orcas Island.

Friday Harbor is the walkable hub of San Juan Island. The best places to visit in this side of the island are the whale museum, the San Juan Historical Society and Museum, San Juan Islands Museum of Art and San Juan Community Theatre.

Scenic byway routes take you through rolling farmlands, along stunning coastlines and past some of the main attractions on the San Juan Islands such as Cattle Point Light House, English Camp and San Juan Vineyards. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, then you can go on a whale and wildlife watching tour. Friday Harbor also offers kayak tour, as well as hiking and biking.

Roche Harbor has the famous National Historical Park, which recalls the history of early European settlement in the area. Whale Museum, Sculpture Park and Lime Kiln Park are some of the other attractions of these islands, which offer a mesmerizing view as well as spectacular marine life.

Turtleback Farm Inn, located on Orcas Island is home to a wide variety of plant life and magnificent wildlife, whales, seals, etc. The Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island is by far the most popular and scenic way to get to the island and th

e only way to get there by car.

San Juan Islands hold a great promise of turning your journey into an unforgettable experience.

Written by San Juan PM. Take your holiday to the next level by renting one of the many vacation homes in San Juan island.

The guide to Rattan furniture

December 7, 2018 by  
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Rattan furniture are part of a fashionable trend that is becoming increasingly common all over the world. Here is a basic primer on its history and origin from Wicker Paradise:

It belongs to the palm family that grows up to almost 2000 feet in the forests of Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.

Rattan is one of the strongest woods, owing to its hard core. It is due to this fact that rattan boasts high durability, making it hard to break.

Rattan furniture can be used outdoors, however, it should not be justify out from season to season, as it will eventually wear out and break apart. Therefore, the synthetic rattan furniture are a better option to use instead of natural ones.

The most remarkable thing about the synthetic rattan furniture is that they are maintenance free and can be justify outside all year round, irrespective of the prevalent weather.

The rattan furniture is generally of a superior quality, owing to its carefully hand-woven HDPE (high density polyethylene) rattan, along with its aluminium frames.

They are available in a wide range of colours such as black, brown and grey. Black rattan furniture offers a contemporary look to your garden. The vanilla coloured cushions could complement the furniture. Brown rattan furniture can look great in any outdoor space and can look brilliant spectacular with the cream coloured cushions. While the grey rattan furniture would be perfect for any of the summer months.

The future holds a great promise for the rattan furniture as a rattan is a very good material mainly because it is light weight, durable, flexible, versatile and suitable for outdoor use.

Different type of mailbox options for residential use

August 18, 2018 by  
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Mailboxes are necessary and indispensable for every home. Electronic mail may be more convenient in many situations, but it cannot replace traditional mail. For your letters, bills, catalogs, magazines or newspapers, there is a wide variety of mailboxes you can choose from. Designed to suit every need, mailboxes come in all shapes and sizes, styles, unique designs, from different materials. Whatever preferences you may have, there is one for every style. There are thousands of different models available on the market, but they all come from four basic types of mailboxes: post mount, wall mount, post office boxes and mail slots. Here is a quick description of each from California Mailboxes

Column mailboxes

They are considered essential in any household throughout the world. It does not only protect mail and packages and prevent identity theft but they also undeniably, enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the home. Column mailboxes will certainly add some additional style and class. They convey elegance and stability. 

Post mount mailboxes 

They are also called curbside, are placed in the front of your house, along with the side of the road. They are practical, and the postman can reach them quickly, and they are most commonly used in the countryside or suburban areas.  

Wall mount mailboxes. 

Mostly found in urban areas, their main advantage is proximity, as they do not take up much space. They can be either horizontal or vertical, and both types are equally practical. 

Mail slots. 

You’ve undoubtedly seen them, generally with big houses. Mail slots are those small horizontal openings in the front door of a house. Instead of going to a mailbox, the postman inserts the envelopes through the opening, and your mail falls straight inside your home.  

As mentioned above, these are the four main types. From these, thousands of styles and designs are available, to combine their functionality with aesthetics and elegance. You have plenty of mailboxes to choose from, pick the one that matches your style.

How to pick a decorative mailbox

November 7, 2017 by  
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The mailbox is the first thing that anybody sees when they approach your home, and it says a lot of about the appeal of your home. Now, to add more curb appeal to your house, you can move the mailbox from the street to your garage, porch, or your outer wall. Here are some tips for moving and selecting decorative mailboxes for the house:

First of all, before you physically relocate your mailbox, contact your local post office and request permission for the move. You can change your mailbox as long as it is USPS approved, however, you will need permission before you move the mailbox to another location on the same property.

Next, think about where you want your mailbox. For a lot of people, getting mail is an exciting prospect. Do you want to walk to your mailbox in the morning as part your morning ritual? Or do you prefer to have your mailbox on your porch for a quick grab-and-read?

When it comes to size, it depends on your mail volume. When you get a lot of package deliveries a larger mailbox, with a locking feature is more practical. However, if you only get letters and small parcels, then you only need something smaller. You can order from a variety of sizes from stores like California Mailboxes.

Quick tip: Before you place your order, pick one out on the site and use tape to mark out the size of the mailbox on your wall (or garage). You will then see if you need more space for the mailbox.

How Choosing the Right Mailbox Can Significantly Raise Curb Appeal

April 19, 2017 by  
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Summary: Your ideal mailbox should complement the exterior design of your home.

Adding the right mailbox to your home can create significant curb appeal. But, with so many different models and styles out there, how can you choose the right one? There are several factors to consider which is why this guide will help you choose the perfect mailbox for your household.

Style Guide

Whether you’re looking for brass mailboxes for a vintage look or aluminum for that modern appeal, know that whatever you choose should reflect the style of your home. Now, mailboxes are typically categorized by either contemporary or traditional, depending on the overall shape of the mailbox. There are some styles that combine both styles for a modern fusion type of feel.

Mounting

Mounted mailboxes are usually installed at your home’s front curb. These types of mailboxes require a post and a mounting board for installation. Wall mounted mailboxes, on the other hand, are usually installed near the front entry door of a home. These require mounting screw and anchors when installed. Prior to choosing your mailbox, be sure to consider the requirements of both styles – you don’t want to purchase the wrong hardware. California Mailboxes, Orange County’s premiere mailbox supplier, can provide you with all the assets you need to decorate your home’s exterior.

Finish and Color

As you’re most likely aware, mailboxes differ in color and finish. Painted finishes are categorized by flat, semi-gloss, high gloss and textured. Take the time to visualize your preferred mailbox in front of your home as it should complement the external appearance. The last thing you’ll want is a mailbox that sticks out like a sore thumb. Choose wisely and carefully.

Upgrading Your Bed: What Smart Shoppers Need to Know

June 6, 2016 by  
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Written by: The Foam Factory

upgrading-mattressLearn the facts about buying a bed in the modern furniture market.

When you want to upgrade your bed, there is no shortage of choices. If you read blogs on furnishings, you’ll quickly discover that sleeping isn’t as simple as buying a bed frame, a box spring and a mattress. Toppers, natural and organic materials, and how you personally sleep all play a role in choosing the mattress of your dreams.

Materials Matter

Many people are opting for mattresses made of flexible polyurethane foam over the traditional spring variety. Springs aren’t as resilient as natural latex, which doesn’t degrade much over time. Springs also don’t provide the same support. Often, spring mattresses are coated in chemicals that are meant to prevent the mattress from catching fire, but actually harm your respiratory system as you sleep.

Order Online to Save

Order a mattress from Canada and save a lot over the retail price of any big-box store. You can have the pad cut to size, and shipped directly to your home for easy assembly. Shipping is often free when you order online. The only drawback is you can’t feel the mattress until it arrives, so it’s best if you do some reading on foam density before you jump in headfirst.

About Mattress Toppers

Mattress toppers are a good alternative to the natural latex mattress. While ordering online saves money, the mattress is still more expensive than a topper. Plus, toppers are great for those who are moving into a furnished domicile (like a college student). It provides comfort on-the-go, without making permanent changes to the space you’re living in.

The Many Uses of Foam Around the Home

May 19, 2016 by  
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Polyurethane foam from Canada can be one of the most useful substances to keep around the house. It’s in nearly everything you use throughout the day, from your bed to your patio furniture. If you learn how to work with it, you can repair almost anything in your home. If your old couch is sagging, your dining room chairs aren’t as comfortable, or you’re looking to touch up old patio furniture, these tips for using foam will help.

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Bedding

A polyurethane foam mattress has multiple advantages over the standard cloth kind of mattress. For one, the durability is almost double or triple what you’d expect from a regular bed. If you purchase natural latex, it doesn’t have “off-gassing” typically associated with memory foam mattresses. That means no strong scents left over from the manufacturing process.

It’s also quite comfortable, with a firm surface area designed to cradle the body to sleep without leaving an imprint.

Upholstery

Polyurethane foam sheets are also found in sofa cushions, where they provide the back support we need to relax and unwind. If your sofa is starting to show its age, consider revamping it with some foam sheets. They can be cut to size, even custom shapes like t-cushions. Order the zie and thickness you need, unzip the cover and toss the old foam. You might even consider re-upholstering if you plan to sell your old couch.

Outdoor foam varieties with open cells are also valuable for patio upgrades. Outdoor foam allows moisture to pass through, and makes the material extra breathable. Outdoor foam is also anti-microbial, which prevents mold and bacteria from growing. If left outdoors, it can withstand prolonged exposure to the elements.

Soundproofing

Acoustic foam is an innovation designed for studios, but it works well in homes that have entertainment centers and home theaters installed. The various designs each have different effects on sound, ultimately helping to insulate the room. Those in apartments might want to upgrade just to eliminate neighbors complaining about the bass in loud movies.

Special designs also work well to reduce treble, or reflect sound elsewhere around the space. If you’re considering podcasting, you’ll want foam inside of a small space (like a room or a closet) so you can get high quality recordings.

Final Thoughts

Foam is one of the most versatile materials on Earth, with a variety of uses inside and outside the home. If you’re considering some upgrades, it can be quite cost effective to custom cut foam shapes.
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Preventative maintenance tips for garage doors

April 18, 2016 by  
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1Written by Superior Garage Doors

Do you suspect that something is wrong with your garage door? Does it not open and close like you remember it?

The garage door is one of the most used things in the home. In some cases even more than the front door when there are multiple cars involved. With that sort of use there is going to be a lot of wear and tear over time.

Unless you have been doing preventative maintenance on your garage door regularly, then you should:

Check for any odd noises when the door opens and closes. Often times the simplest method can be used to identify issues. Sound is one such method. An unusual click, a grating noise, can all be signs of larger problems. This can cause issues and you might have to call in a garage door opener repair atlanta.

Also check the level of the door. Using either a level or a just simple eye test, check that neither side is higher than the other. If one side is, then that could mean several potential issues down the road. The first, and most likely is that one of the motors will be working harder and at a different load level than specified, this can result in a failed motor. The other is uneven wear and tear that could result in unnecessary replacements.

Prevention is better than cure, so conduct some regular maintenance and checks and prevent any untimely problems or call in garage door services atlanta to check it for you.

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Superior Garage Doors are experts in garage door repairs, maintenance and installation. Call them for you next garage door installation atlanta.

Economic Materials to Help You Create the Best Custom Cushions

March 14, 2016 by  
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Economic Materials to Help You Create the Best Custom CushionsWritten by: Foam Factory, Inc.

Summary: Learn how to create quality cushions with good back support for a fraction of the cost.

Making your own cushions for whatever purpose has many advantages. Firstly, you can create the best cushion possible for the situation at hand. On top of that, DIY cushions are easy, inexpensive and fun to make. Here are just a few cheap yet durable cushion materials worth buying in bulk.

Vinyl Covering

While a handmade cushion can be clad with any material, polyvinyl (PVC) fabric is one of the best due to its toughness and water resistance. It can be used for everything from outdoor patio cushions to dog beds in Canada depending on your desired performance requirements.

Foam Filling

Naturally, the core of any good cushion is the foam inside. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find good foam in Canada that will make any cushion perform exactly as you desire. Standard polyurethane foam comes in a range of densities and can be up to 8 or more inches thick.

Welting

The final piece of the puzzle is welting, otherwise known as cording or piping. Welting cores can be plastic, rubber or even hemp depending on what you want. Having plenty of it on hand will make cushion creation a lot easier as you’re tinkering with various formulas.

Experimentation Is the Key

Nobody makes perfect custom cushions on their first try. That’s why it’s so important to have a lot of hardware on hand to make mistakes with. Keeping a lot of the aforementioned material around will save you time and money in the long run

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