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Five Step Guide to Testing the Structural Integrity of Existing Columns and The Repairs That They Often Need

Posted on 3/3/20 5:00 AM

If you have structural elements like columns made of wood or other materials that can become damaged by water and rot, it is important to test their integrity if you think there is a problem. Sometimes, the problems with the beautiful columns may not be visible on the exterior. Therefore, there are certain techniques to use to test the structural integrity of these fixtures to determine what type of repairs may be needed. The following guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of testing the structural integrity of your columns to determine what type of repairs are going to be needed: 

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How to Choose the Right Decorative Columns for Pony Walls

Posted on 2/26/20 5:00 AM

How to Choose the Right Decorative Columns for Pony Walls

Pony walls, sometimes also called half walls, are walls that don't extend from the floor to the ceiling. Sometimes you'll hear them called knee walls, but that's incorrect. Real pony walls are framed and sheathed, just like the full-height walls in your home. Usually they'll function as room dividers.

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11 Decorative and Functional Ways to Use Worthington Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 2/5/20 5:00 AM

11 Decorative and Functional Ways to Use Worthington Fiberglass Columns

Worthington Millworks' architectural fiberglass and architectural FRP fiberglass columns are among the best American-made quality columns available. Fiberglass columns have increased in popularity over the last several years due to the many advantages they have compared to traditional wood columns.

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Using Fiberglass Columns Indoors and Outdoors

Posted on 1/30/20 5:00 AM

There are few architectural finishes more versatile than the fiberglass column. A column can be decorative or functional, bold or subtle. A column can add depth to your design and provide shape to an open room. A column can hide architectural support beams in the center of a room or create an illusion of ancient-classical construction. If you have one wonderful idea for what to do with columns, it's easy to overlook the many other possibilities.

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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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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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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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6 Things Your Two-Tier Decks Need to Stay Strong

Posted on 11/27/19 5:00 AM

Large decks, extravagant patios, and outdoor kitchens are part of a growing trend in the United States to make good use of outdoor landscapes for entertaining, dining, and relaxation.

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6 Projects that Are Perfect with Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 11/20/19 5:00 AM

Are you thinking about a major home renovation? When you're redesigning aspects of your home from the ground up, it's important to consider every innovation that could be added to your space. Fiberglass columns are one of the best tools in your toolbox for not only rebuilding your space for function, but also adding an undeniable classy style to the final result.

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4 Tips to Decorate Your Columns Without Permanent Fixtures

Posted on 11/19/19 5:00 AM

With the approach of Christmas, we ring in the season of home decoration. Stretching from now until New Year's, homeowners everywhere will be pulling out their favorite seasonal decoration and going all-out for family fun and the delight of the neighborhood. As you get ready to put out the glowing pumpkins and cleverly place your crash-landing witches, one of your best decoration assets are your new fiberglass columns. Or perhaps the fiberglass columns you are planning to install soon.

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Increase Your Home's Resale Value with these Home Improvement Projects

Posted on 11/7/19 5:00 AM

Resale value is something that can always be improved about a home. For whatever price you purchased the house, there are a near-infinite number of ways to increase the amount you can ask for when you finally resell it. Perhaps you are transitioning to a new family home, selling an inherited home, or getting into the home-flipping business. Or perhaps you're simply thinking about making improvements that will eventually be valuable choices.

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Top 6 Architectural Finishes You Need in Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Posted on 11/6/19 5:00 AM

A few decades back, kitchens used to be hidden-away workspaces where only the housewives and the house helps were welcomed. Fast forward to today, they are both the heart and soul of the 21st century home. This is where all the magic happens. So it would be no surprise if you're here because you're looking for ideas on how to give your kitchen a facelift. Fortunately, you're in the right place. Described herein are some great ideas on architectural finishes that you can use to remodel your kitchen.

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How to Enhance Your Backyard Gazebo Design

Posted on 11/5/19 5:00 AM

A backyard gazebo is a wonderful thing to have. Whether you are planning to build one or have an old gazebo already waiting to be renovated, these structures provide a place for adults to enjoy the shade and a prop for endless children's games pretend in the backyard. Of course, the standard backyard gazebo design may not be outbuilding of your dreams. If you're thinking of turning your back yard into a mystical garden, a place of meditation, or a great place to host your friends for parties, then enhancing that gazebo is a great place to start.

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How to Select Your Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 10/30/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns are a great addition to a home or building, adding grandeur and beauty. They are especially good for outdoor porch uses since they are sturdier, easier to paint, and extremely affordable when compared to traditional wood columns. Fiberglass columns are highly durable and require less maintenance than wood ones. In addition, they are rot and insect resistant, and they're waterproof. The fiberglass has a Class A fire rating and is used to make the capital, shaft, and base here in the United States.


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Are Fiberglass Columns a Smart Addition to Your Bedroom Renovation?

Posted on 10/24/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns are creative resource for any savvy home renovator. If you enjoy the classical style of decor, columns can make a beautiful and interesting addition to a renovation in any part of the home, including the master bedroom. Columns at the head of the bed can form a majestic headboard design that your neighbors will never rival, or you could build a fixed four-poster design that enhances the beauty of the entire room. 

Of course, any time you are adding a permanent decorative fixture to your home, it's important to consider all the factors before jumping into the project. Will you like it in five years, will your buyers like it in twenty? Just how creative can you get when adding columns to your master bedroom? We're here to help you answer these questions and plan your renovations with a few simple considerations.

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Four Backyard Uses for Decorative Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 10/15/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns have an incredible number of uses and every home can use columns in a different way. The potential uses of columns in your home depend on the architecture, style, and where you would like to put them. However, indoors and porches aren't the only places you can put columns. You can also use fiberglass columns in truly impressive designs in the backyard itself. Columns look beautiful in an outdoor setting and often are reminiscent of classic roman and neoclassical architecture adding both class and function to your backyard design.


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Six Tips to Clean Your Fiberglass Columns

Posted on 10/8/19 5:00 AM

Fiberglass columns are not hard to keep clean. They do not rust, age, and are not particularly attractive to dust. But like any aspect of your home, they do need to be cleaned from time to time. And if you are currently looking up at a two-story column wondering "How the heck am I going to clean that", we've got you covered. As experts in column installation, we also happen to know a thing or two about keeping your columns looking as beautiful as the day they were installed.

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5 Ways Fiberglass Columns Can Flip an Older Home for Bigger Profits

Posted on 9/25/19 5:00 AM

Flipping a home is taking an older or less attractive home and renovating it to sell at a far higher price than it was bought for. Home flipping is sometimes done with inherited homes or older homes that you have moved out of, or it can be done as an investment project buying homes specifically to flip them for a profit. Whatever your reason, flipping an older home can be challenging because you will often need to completely reinvent the look without overspending on renovations.


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