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…

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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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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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Fiberglass cornices are among the most subtle and flattering details you can add to your home. Made of incredibly sturdy fiberglass, cornices are essentially ridged and shaped strips of decor that line the eaves, dormers, and upper details of a modern home rooftop. They are reflections of the wood and even stone cornices carved to…

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Many elements help make a building distinguishable from all the others around it. A cornice is an excellent example of these elements. Designed to direct rainwater, snow and debris away from the wall, a cornice can also significantly add to the beauty of your project. However, this depends on the material used. A fiberglass cornice,…

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Whether you are looking to give your building’s exterior a makeover, or you are designing a new home, choosing the right cornices can help to give your finished project an elegant and polished look. However, if you are unfamiliar with architecture and building design, you may not be sure what cornices are, or which ones…

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A cornice is the decorated projection used as crowning at the top of the wall of a building or an architectural element. In the modern architectural world, a cornice is mostly used as a decorative item rather than just for functional purposes.

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From Ancient Greece with Love The Encyclopedia Britannica defines a cornice as “the decorated projection at the top of a wall,” but that bare definition fails to conjure up the elegance that a well-carved cornice can add to a building. A better introduction is to think about the etymology of the word cornice, which comes…

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