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Replacing Wood Columns

It's no secret. We don't like wood around here...unless it is used on the inside of your house and made from a beautiful hardwood. The bottom line is that wood pillars used on the exterior of a house or commercial property will rot. Wood absorbs moisture, gets infested by termites, and slowly the paint peels away and the wood rots. For that reason, although we have access to them, we do not offer exterior wood columns. However, once you are ready to replace those rotting columns, we have several replacement options to choose from. Fiberglass is a paint grade alternative but it will not rot, crack, or split which is why these architectural pillars come with a limited lifetime warranty. We also offer synthetic stone or polymer stone columns that come pre-finished in several standard colors and textures.  Concrete or GFRC is similar to synthetic stone but comes in sections and is heavier than our other alternatives.  FRP is a lightweight fiberglass product that is paintable or can be prefinished to stone-like textures or virtually any finish color. Polyurethane is a lightweight alternative to wood that feels and looks like wood but will not rot, crack, or split.  Urethane columns have a density similar to white pine and are paint-grade.  But, if you want to paint your columns, might as well use fiberglass or FRP columns to reap our lifetime warranty and they are actually less expensive than our high density polyurethane options. 

Replacement Exterior Columns for Rotting Wood Columns
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Replacing Rotting Caps or Bases

Sometimes the wood caps and/or bases are the first to rot and customers often opt to replace those and keep the existing shafts. We offer capitals and bases in standard Tuscan and Doric. We also offer: Roman Corinthian, Roman Ionic, Scamozzi, and Temple of the Winds.  Although our caps and bases have hole openings made for our existing shafts, more often than not we can adjust those holes and make them bigger or smaller. Call us for custom hole openings or just call us if you don't feel like looking for the right cap or base. We will match up your existing cap or base for you!

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We have every imaginable size for Tuscan capitals and Bases. Please call.