Many property owners are intimidated by architectural columns because they’re big and noticeable. They wonder if the columns are a good choice for their property, especially in small installations like porches and decks. At Worthington, we consider stone porch columns an excellent addition to any home. If you choose the right decision and install the structures properly, they will add a touch of elegance and class to your home. Here’s a look at some of the biggest benefits of architectural columns:stone porch columns
1. Great Support Structures
Stone porch columns can handle a decent amount of load without faltering. While most of these columns are hollow and relatively lightweight, they are designed to support porch and deck roofs easily. They are also built according to established building code and will pass all inspections easily. Our columns have a Class A fire rating as well so they’re safe to use on all kinds of properties.
2. Aesthetic Appeal
People like to install architectural columns because they look grand and stylish. The columns have been around for thousands of years and haven’t gone out of style. They can easily fit in with the modern aesthetic and look good even in buildings with minimalist architecture. If you want the column to look grand and draw people’s attention to it, consider getting an ornate capital for it. Capitals add flourishes and accents to the columns.
The stone porch columns are made from fiberglass and have a natural stone-like appearance, which appeals to many homeowners. These columns aren’t just fire-resistant, they are also water-resistant and don’t develop any kind of rot. They can handle outdoor weather conditions and come with a limited lifetime warranty. The columns don’t require much maintenance if they’re properly installed. You can just paint them once every few years to maintain their appearance.
The columns may have a stone-like appearance but they are made from fiberglass. This offers several advantages during the installation process. The columns are lightweight and easy to transport. It doesn’t take much effort to load, unload, unpack, and reassemble the columns for installation. The fiberglass isn’t fragile and won’t develop any cracks or scratches during the process. We provide a detailed guideline on sizing, assembly, and installation so you can get the pillars up in no time. If you have any questions about installations, don’t hesitate to discuss the process with our experts. We provide detailed information on the column measurements and dimensions on our website so you can make an informed decision.
5. Different Designs
The architectural columns come in a wide range of designs like square tapered, square non-tapered, round tapered, and round non-tapered. You can choose a design that fits your building’s architecture perfectly. If you’re not certain, you can contact our customer care executive and get some straightforward advice on the design options.
If you want to know more about architectural columns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Worthington. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer custom recommendations based on your requirements.