While wood columns have adorned homes and institutions for centuries, today you are more likely to see decorative fiberglass columns used, even on the most expensive homes. These can make a dramatic and stunning difference in the appearance of a home, but choosing the right fiberglass porch columns for your home can prove a bit tricky. That’s because today there are a broad range of column styles available in fiberglass.
Hartmann-Sanders has manufactured high-end wood columns since 1987. They also produce a full line of decorative fiberglass columns. “Our authentic architectural fiberglass columns are durable. They and have architecturally correct proportions and projections, just like wood columns. Also like wood columns, they’re designed for all types of decorative and load bearing installations,” said Tim Bobo, Marketing Director of Hartman-Sanders. “Fiberglass columns require very little maintenance and are extremely durable. On top of that, all parts of the column are insect, weather and decay resistant.”
According to Bobo choosing the right style of fiberglass column for the right application, whether for a home or a commercial building, can make all the difference. He suggests the following guidelines for choosing among the five available fiberglass column styles.
Round Barrel Columns, with a slight prominence in the center, make a bold architectural statement for either indoor or outdoor applications and work well in entryways or to define living areas.
Square Recessed Panel Columns are perfect for when you want to add a traditional element to any design indoors or outdoors.
Square Non-Tapered Columns come fluted or plain and work well with the round columns as they compliment one another nicely. The crisp detail and design of this column adds a classical element when used as pilasters or to elegantly line a front porch.
Round Non-Tapered Columns add a clean contemporary design while maintaining classical detail.
Round Knee Wall Columns are just right for pedestals, on porches or as room dividers, creating a classic elegance.
These styles are all available in the Hartmann-Sanders Accent Collection. For more information about choosing the right style of fiberglass porch column for your home, visit BuildingProductsNews.com or go to the Hartmann-Sanders website at www.Hartmann-Sanders.com. Hartman Sanders is an HB&G company.