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Fiberglass Cornices - Distinctive and Durable

Posted on 1/28/20 5:00 AM

You want your building or home to reflect the quality and pride you have put into its design and construction. Whether you are just upgrading or building from the ground up, the details that you use will make or break your building's impression. Sometimes adding special details to a construction project can absorb a good portion of the budget because of the time dedicated to the design and needed for the installation of the features. Adding decorative cornices to your design is an impactful way to enhance the appearance of your building by adding visual interest. The variation in depth of cornice molding creates visual interest when used either indoors or out.

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4 Reasons to Install Fiberglass Cornices on Your Building

Posted on 1/23/20 5:00 AM

When designing a new home or looking to facelift a building's exterior, selecting the right fiberglass cornices can add style and elegance to the finished project. Also known as FRP (fiberglass-reinforced polymer), fiberglass cornices are decorative projections installed at the top of walls or other architectural features.

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How to Make Sure Your Home's Ceiling is Strong Enough for New Architectural Finishes

Posted on 1/22/20 5:00 AM

Architectural finishes are among the most elegant and subtle improvements you can make to your home. Polyurethane or hollow wood moldings add shape, style, and texture to a room without taking away from the main living-area focus. The most beautiful architectural finishes usually mount directly in the upper corners and to the ceiling itself. Of course, this means you will be mounting your finishes directly to the ceiling in order to install them into place. 

Before you get started, it's important to know whether your ceiling is strong enough to support architectural finishes. Even though polyurethane and hollow wood are very lightweight, they still weigh a reasonable amount, particularly in large pieces. Most ceilings can support these finishes but you don't want to be surprised if your home's ceiling is too weak and at risk of giving way. So today, we're here to walk you through the practical steps of testing your ceiling's strength to ensure it is strong enough for new architectural finishes.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Fiberglass Balustrade System

Posted on 1/21/20 5:00 AM

Adding new balustrades to the exterior of your home or commercial facility is a great way to improve your building's curb appeal, and it can also help to improve the safety of porches, staircases, and raised walkways on your property. However, with there being so many materials to choose from when looking at balustrade systems, it can be difficult to know which system to choose. While wood has often been the material of choice for balustrades, more people are choosing to instead go with fiberglass balustrades due to the enhanced benefits that they can provide. If you are considering purchasing new balustrades for your building's exterior, here are just a few of the benefits that you could gain by choosing fiberglass balustrades.  

 

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12 Ways to Make Your New Pergola Even More Enjoyable

Posted on 1/16/20 5:00 AM

A pergola is a beautiful, lightweight outdoor structure designed to offer partial shade while blending into the natural beauty of a garden. It is traditionally made of four posts supporting an open lattice of crossbeams that create an elegant, pointed appearance along the top. These pointed crossbeams are what give the pergola its name, referring to a projecting eave.

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Square or Round Fiberglass Columns; Which Ones are Better For your Space?

Posted on 1/15/20 5:00 AM

Looking to add a sophisticated touch to your home? If yes, then you should consider incorporating fiberglass columns into its design. Whether it's a new home project or a renovation, fiberglass columns are a great idea as they add an authentic touch to any space. But before you do, which type of columns between round and square will work best for you? Read on to find out

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How to Make your Deck Winter-Ready

Posted on 1/14/20 5:00 AM

Is your deck winter ready? Probably not, and we are not surprised. With much to take care of before the first frost, your deck is probably the least of your worries. But it should be. The short snowy days and longer extra cold nights of winter can leave severe damage to your deck, patio, or porch. This is notably worse if you live in an area with harsh winters. So, as much as all you want to do is stay indoors and snuggle up, it's essential you prepare your deck for winter. 

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Brackets for the Craftsman Home

Posted on 1/9/20 5:00 AM

Craftsman-style homes are known for their gorgeous details that showcase the builders' skills. Structural elements, including brackets, are often exposed as decorative features. A bracket, whether architectural or decorative, projects at an angle from a wall to support the roof or beam above it.

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5 Steps You Should Take to Protect Your Drywall Before Installing Architectural Finishes

Posted on 1/8/20 5:00 AM

When you own a home, the freedom to decorate is something that many people embrace whole-heartedly. When you look at a room, the design isn't set in stone. You can remove walls if you want to, build custom cabinets, or put in columns. You can also set your inner interior designer free by choosing decorative architectural finishes. These finishes include moldings, ceiling medallions, brackets, and more. They are usually anchored directly to the drywall of your walls and ceilings to provide the support for mounted architectural finishes.

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Building a Balcony, Should You Use Aluminum Railing or a Balustrade System for Safety?

Posted on 1/7/20 5:00 AM

Building a new balcony is an exciting time for any homeowner. Maybe you decided to make an overlook to enhance the front of your home or a leisurely upper deck where you can admire your backyard from above. Balconies are something that almost any two-story home can have, especially if you also have room for a door in the upper floorplan. Some people cut back the top of the home for a balcony, though most build a pillar-supported deck balcony which becomes (or already was) the lower porch roof.


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Top Eight FAQS on Fiberglass Columns Addressed

Posted on 1/2/20 5:00 AM

Once associated with commercial buildings, fiberglass columns are now an incredibly popular fixture in residential spaces and for all the right reasons. For instance, they are incredibly durable and boast exceptional versatility. Also, when you consider their little to no maintenance, these columns are a more gentle option on your budget. If used creatively, these columns can serve as a unique focal point to your porch or deck.

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Polyurethane Architectural Finishes; 5 Top Reasons to Use Them and How to Use Them

Posted on 1/1/20 5:00 AM

 

After a long day at work or other activities, home is where we run to for comfort. It's where we share most of our cherished and also sad moments. It is a haven for when we go through life's trying moments. In other words, there truly is no better place than home. That is why you should strive on making yours as livable and as comfortable as possible by using high-performance architectural finishes such as polyurethane. While at it, keep in mind that whatever finishes and décor you use, determine the mood and atmosphere. Therefore, while there is a virtually unlimited selection of other materials you could use, here are some excellent reasons to use polyurethane and also ideas on how to use these finishes.

What is Polyurethane?

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Aluminum Railings vs. Steel Railings for Your Deck

Posted on 12/26/19 5:00 AM

Planning to switch out your old deck railings for new ones but torn between aluminum and steel? Well, you're not alone. This is a puzzle most homeowners are often unable to solve, and we don't blame them as both metals pack closely related perks. Even though we don't have a cut and dried answer, we'll help you determine the best between the two by comparing the two materials.

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How to Install Adjustable Shelving Brackets

Posted on 12/25/19 5:00 AM

Adjustable shelves are in every way perfect systems for any room because they are easy to install, are flexible, and versatile. They have notches that give you the flexibility to change the height, length, and the spacing of individual shelves depending on your storage needs.

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Ideas On How to Add Crown Molding To Your Next Project

Posted on 12/24/19 5:00 AM

Crown molding is a versatile architectural tool when it comes to room design. From bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and even bathrooms, a little crown molding can go a long way to add a touch of elegance and style to any room. 

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Six Things Your Two-Tier Decks Need to Stay Strong

Posted on 12/19/19 5:00 AM

A two-tier deck provides extra space where you can lounge and enjoy the sun or shade. The beautiful outdoor setting that two-tier decks create goes a long way in enhancing your home's aesthetic and resale value. Proper maintenance of your deck improves its useful life. Likewise, poor maintenance can lead to deck collapses.

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Ways on How to Give an Old House an Open Floor Plan with Columns

Posted on 12/18/19 5:00 AM

Interior walls define a space and consist of partition walls and load-bearing walls. Until the emergence of the open floor plan design in 1950, walls had always defined floorplans. The open floor plan was largely dictated by the need for a more functional space with fewer barriers.


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Tax Time is Coming, Improve Your Small Business Space Now!

Posted on 12/17/19 5:00 AM

As 2019 draws to an end, many businesses are zipping up their fiscal year and getting ready for that one yearly certainty... income tax time.

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Fiberglass Columns Bring Curb Appeal to Luxury Rentals

Posted on 12/12/19 5:00 AM

At Worthington Millwork, we know that rental homes are an investment. As a landlord, your number one interest is to keep a property leased out 365 days a year, hopefully to quality tenants who will pay their rent on time and take good care of your property. But the rental industry is changing quickly, and we know landlords need to provide the best homes to attract the best tenants.

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"Finish," Tradition, Statement: the Cornice is Something Special

Posted on 12/11/19 5:00 AM

Perhaps some of you have made this observation, too. Before I became aware of cornices and other specific architectural features, there were buildings in my New York City neighborhood that I passed frequently—and that just "impressed" me. As classy. As "finished." I could not have told you, then, exactly what it was.

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