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Top 10 Questions You Should Ask When Buying Square or Round Fiberglass Columns.

Posted on 9/5/18 11:02 AM

Ordering fiberglass columns can be overwhelming and mind-boggling when you have no idea what you should be buying in the first place.  Questions with regards to quality, manufacturer reputation, column longevity, warranty, materials and shipping come to mind. No worries, we have come up with a list of 10 questions you should ask your manufacturer when purchasing columns.

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Traditional Architecture and Modern Homes

Posted on 9/4/18 3:30 PM

Perusing real estate websites for inspiration to warm up your own modern home is guaranteed to confuse you--houses aren't just ranch, bungalow, or colonial anymore; they're mid-century, or transitional, or any strange architectural combination--modern Mediterranean, anyone?

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Why Signature Homes Need Architectural Millwork

Posted on 8/31/18 3:13 PM

What makes a house a home? A home is a unique and familiar space that becomes a source of comfort and the setting for some of our most meaningful memories. Over time the details of your home, both architectural and otherwise, become these special points of interest that differentiate your home from someone else's. Interestingly, a lot of the unique qualities and features in a home are created by the strategic use of millwork. Millwork ingrains personality and function into the space, providing the room with features that reflect its purpose and instills character into the home. Here is a look at why architectural millwork is such an important aspect of a signature home.

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Benefits Of Using Fiberglass Porch Columns

Posted on 8/29/18 2:24 PM

Fiberglass porch columns, orcast columns, are one of the most popular kind of architectural columns out there. Because so many different options are available, they offer a decorative flair that is unique and sophisticated. A quick look at Worthington's column builder should give you a good idea of how versatile they really are. While in the past wood porch columns were more popular than fiberglass porch columns, but fiberglass columns really are the preferable alternative, considering they're much sturdier, easier to paint, and extremely affordable.

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Incorporating Millwork Into 5 Classic American Architectural Designs

Posted on 8/27/18 2:21 PM

From contemporary designs with bold, geometric shapes to the tried-and-true simplicity of a Cape Cod, every home can benefit from detailed, professional craftsmanship. If you've ever thought of enhancing your home's curb appeal or adding an elegant aspect to your interior decorating, you might want to consider polyurethane millwork.

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Balustrade Systems Add Class to your Home

Posted on 8/24/18 12:35 PM

Big homes like balustrade systems. If you have a fine curved stairway that vanishes into a second-floor balcony, you need a balustrade as a handrail on the stairs and a balustrade to protect your family and guests from falling from the balcony. Balustrades make people feel safe and, indeed can protect them.

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Which Architectural Column Material is the Most Affordable?

Posted on 8/22/18 2:10 PM

Architectural columns have been around for decades; so it is no wonder that that they are so popular. They have been used on several different style houses including Federal, Greek Revival, Octagon, Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial Revival, Beaux Arts, American Foursquare, Arts & Crafts and Ranch style. Each of these style home's have a very distinctive look to them. When you replace columns you want to try your best to replicate the columns that are to the style of the home. When building a new home you more or less have a choice of what type of column you want to put on your home. After simply deciding that you want columns the next step is choosing a material and getting the price. This can most often be difficult so let's break it down.

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Why to Avoid Shopping for Millwork at Big-box Supply Stores

Posted on 8/20/18 2:18 PM

If you're like most Americans, you probably buy most of your household and outdoor products at big-box supply stores. Also known as superstores or supercenters, big-box supply stores are large retail establishments that are usually part of a chain. These national chains are known for attracting customers by offering low prices. However, their products don't always have the highest quality. When it comes to millwork products or building supplies, it's not a good idea to shop at a supercenter or big-box supply store. Here are some of the reasons to avoid shopping at big-box supply stores for millwork products, along with a few considerations and warnings.

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Designing your own home? Consider Architectural Millwork For Ultimate Functionality

Posted on 8/17/18 1:50 PM

Designing your home can be a very exciting experience. One of the best ways to take advantage of this unique opportunity is to customize certain spaces to cater to the room's purpose and your personal design aesthetic. By integrating millwork into your design choices you can add elegant details and emphasize the positive features of the room. Here is a look at how architectural millwork can elevate a space to the next level of style and functionality.

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How To Install Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 8/15/18 3:15 PM

Installing fiberglass columns can sometime be confusing or a hassle. We have broken down our installation instructions so that it is easy to install and also fast. This is simple enough that a homeowner can do it! As always if you have any questions on your installation feel free to give us a call!

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Architectural Columns: A Guide to Exterior and Interior Columns

Posted on 8/13/18 12:12 PM

As an essential element gracing the front entrance of many homes, architectural columns have traditionally served a dual role, adding both structural support to front porch overhangs and creating a distinctive architectural style. While columns can be viewed simply as an upright pillar used for decorative purposes, or on the exterior of a home to support a roof or within a home to support ceiling beams, there is no minimizing the visual effect that classical or contemporary architectural columns can add to a home's decor. Depending on the style of columns used, they can add either graceful elegance or visual power to a home's entrance or interior.

 

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Restoring an Old Home: 5 Tips That Can Add the Most Resale Value

Posted on 8/10/18 2:20 PM

Do you have an older home that could use some TLC and updating? Maybe you know your house needs a few renovations, but are worried about how much it may cost. While some remodeling projects can be quite expensive, others are easier on the wallet, while still making a significant improvement and increasing the value of a home. You don't have to spend a fortune on home renovations. Here are five basic tips for restoring an old home that can add the most resale value.

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The Major Benefits Of Using An Aluminum Deck Railing System

Posted on 8/8/18 2:50 PM

If you wonder why you should choose aluminum deck railing instead of other railing  alternatives, you should know that aluminum comes along with some great qualities that no other material can equal. Besides adding security and value to your property, aluminum railing provides a series of notable advantages, such as:

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Unusual Architectural Millwork Creates Unconventional Flair

Posted on 8/6/18 1:23 PM

Elegant homes, regardless of period or architecture, have one thing in common--custom millwork and mouldings. Great millwork is what takes a basic box of a room and transforms it into anything you want it to be--an traditional English gentleman's study, a Venetian dining room, or a French boudoir.

You're familiar with the standard sorts of millwork--the basic baseboards, quarter rounds, crown molding and the like. But to really bring your home up a notch or two, consider some of the more unconventional options. They'll give your home a huge style boost without a huge investment.

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Guide to Polyurethane Millwork Products

Posted on 8/3/18 1:27 PM

All residential and commercial structures will consist of architectural features that are classified as millwork. Traditionally, millwork products were defined as those components that were woodmill produced, including doors, trim, and crown moldings. Today, architectural millwork products include items made from wood alternatives such as plastic polymers and high-density polyurethane (HDP). Polyurethane (PU) has become a preferred architectural material over plastics and supports green initiatives by reducing our dependence on the country's dwindling timber reserves.

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6 Ways to Create an Inviting Home Entrance

Posted on 8/1/18 3:39 PM
I visit a lot of homes each year in many different settings: some in-town, and some out in the country. I'm always amazed by the frequency with which I have a hard time finding the front door of a home. Sometimes I'll even end up at a back or a side door. This idea-book includes helpful ways on how to create an entrance to your home that guides your visitors from the outside in.
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A Brief History of Fiberglass Cornices

Posted on 7/30/18 12:23 PM

Have you ever stared at a historic government building or a private mansion and wondered to yourself, "What is it about this place that makes it look so stately?" Chances are, the architect included some well-placed decorative cornices on the perimeters of the roof.

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What are the Advantages of Composite Columns?

Posted on 7/25/18 3:25 PM

Columns add visual charm or elegance, depending on style. They can be structural, simply decorative, or both. They can be made from a wide variety of materials, also. For our purposes today, let's look at the advantages of composite columns.

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Column Covers

Posted on 7/23/18 12:12 PM

What are column covers?

Column covers are porch columns that are split vertically to surround a round or square column in half and with the purpose to hide a structural support. This structural support may be round or square and in either case it is important to know the interior dimensions of the column and how big of a post it will be surrounding. It is also important to take in mind that when figuring for a square support you must use the diagonal measurement. Who said that 10th grade geometry wouldn’t come in handy in the future? In case you forgot the formula it is A^2 + B^2 = C^2 where A and B are the side widths of the post. C would be equal to the hypotenuse or the diagonal going across the square.

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Building a Deck? Here's Why You Want an Aluminum Railing

Posted on 7/20/18 1:08 PM

If you are looking to add a deck to your home, you certainly have multiple options available when it comes to material type. While wood or vinyl might be the clear choice for the deck itself, you might want to consider other possibilities for your railing system. There's a reason why more and more homeowners today are choosing to include an aluminum railing when it's time to finish off the project. Here are some reasons why aluminum might be the right material for you when building a deck.

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