How to Mount a Mail Box

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No matter what type of material your house is made of, you can mount your own mailbox to your home with the right tools. Here's how ...

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Mounting a Mailbox to Brick or Concrete

Step 1

Hold your mailbox to the wall where it will be displayed and mark the locations of the hanging holes on the wall with a pencil. Hold the mailbox straight so the holes match up evenly. If you are hanging the mailbox on brick, center the holes on the brick and do not locate them on the mortar, as this will cause continuous chipping and make the holes larger and less stable.

Step 2

Drill through the pencil marks with a masonry drill bit and clean out the debris in the hole.

Step 3

Add an industrial-strength adhesive to the wall anchors and insert them into the drill holes.

Step 4

Place the mailbox so the mounting holes line up with the holes in the wall. Apply industrial adhesive to the mounting screws and insert them into the holes. Screw them in tight.

Mounting a Mailbox to Vinyl Siding

Step 1

To mount a mailbox to vinyl sliding, we recommend using S hooks, or vinyl siding hangers. Vinyl siding is not made to be drilled; doing so will crack it, leaving your house vulnerable to water damage. The safest way to hang anything from vinyl siding is by using either glue or vinyl siding S hooks. However, since a mailbox is too heavy for glue to support, it's best to use S hooks to mount your mailbox.

Step 2

Hold your mailbox to line up the mounting holes with the holes on your vinyl siding S hooks, and insert the mounting screws.

Step 3

Place the nuts on the other end of the screws and tighten them with a screwdriver.

Step 4

Slide vinyl siding S hooks under and over your vinyl siding.


J. Anthony Cooley

Jason Cooley began writing in 2005 as the owner of a personal-training business, authoring advertising copy and business contracts. He has since served as a writer with Oral B and On Top of My Diabetes.