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What kind of fiberglass column for homes are available?

Posted by Kyle Boatwright on 4/2/18 8:00 AM

Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia, USA.The fiberglass column is a structural element that not only supports your roof, but also lends extra character to the overall aesthetic of your home.

Fiberglass is lightweight and both water and rot resistant with a class A fire rating. There are multiple choices when it comes to fiberglass columns. Which one is the best choice for your home?

Round tapered fiberglass columns

These fiberglass porch columns, additionally known as cast columns, is one of the most popular designs today. Reminiscent of the old Tuscan order of columns, but with a wider base and a slimmer top, this column draws viewers eyes upwards. These regal columns could be ideal for a home porch and are most widely used on most projects.

Round non-tapered fiberglass columns

These types of columns are used at the United States National Arboretum. They originally supported the old East Portico of the U.S. capitol in the 1800s and now are freestanding, creating an inviting yet solemn look. This type of column is a non-traditional column and is least used in construction.

Square tapered fiberglass columns

This style of column is associated with the 20th century American bungalow. Many houses built in the 20th and early 21st centuries deliberately avoided classical styles to make way for more craftsman-like designs such as this one. Fiberglass, Stone and PVC are all options that are available for this type of column.

Square non-tapered fiberglass columns

More postmodern in style, the square non-tapered column has attitude and personality, and is often found in contemporary home design

Columns are memorable and distinctive, and a great addition to just about every home. When you are deciding which style of column would be the best fit for your style and preferred aesthetic, remember to consider these four eye-catching designs. Whether you choose square or round, tapered or non-tapered, these fiberglass columns will add character and personality to your home, delighting both homeowner and visitor alike for years to come.

Worthington Millwork offers high-end American-made architectural products, including all of the above columns. Instead of ordering a low-quality import, contact us to find the latest addition to your home.

Topics: Wood Columns, Architectural Columns, DIY, Porch Columns, Fiberglass Porch Columns

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