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The Benefits of Cast Stone Columns

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Porches are a big and visible part of a home. It can be seen by everyone that visits or passes by the property, which is why homeowners often give a lot of attention to porch design. They choose the style carefully, install attractive furniture, and add decorative elements like stone porch columns or wood porch posts. When it comes to porch support structures, there’s no shortage of options available in the market. At Worthington, we provide wood, cast fiberglass, PVC, aluminum, FRP fiberglass, and polymer stone columns. Our polymer stone products are particularly popular with customers. Here’s a look at some benefits of these installations:

1. Load-Bearing

Cast stone columns are load-bearing. They can handle the weight of the porch roof easily as long as you choose the right dimensions for the installation. The columns are made from highly durable polymer resins that mimic the appearance of natural stone. If you want something that is affordable and provides good structural integrity, our stone columns are a good choice. While these columns are made out of manufactured stone, they can still hold up to 20,000 lbs each.

2. Different Styles

Our stone porch columns come in different shapes and sizes. You can choose an option that suits your home’s architecture and design. We offer two distinct designs; round tapered polymer stone and square polymer stone. Both designs look clean and elegant, making them an ideal fixture for modern homes. The square columns are suitable for modern designs because they have a crisp, clean appearance. Round columns are ideal for older architectural styles because of their softer, more elaborate appearance.

3. Authentic Look

The columns are made from polymer stone but they look as good as natural stone. You can’t tell the difference between them, even after a close inspection. That’s one of the reasons why our cast stone columns are so popular. They are durable, strong, and visually appealing, making them an excellent investment for your home.

4. Light-Weight

These products are over 50% lighter than traditional stone columns. They are easy to transport and install but designed to stand the test of time. The posts are made using the rotary cast method, which means they are hollow instead of being solid piece. Despite this, there’s no compromise in the structure’s strength and endurance. It will still bear the load and remain in place in harsh weather conditions.

5. Fire-Resistant

The stone porch columns have a Class A Fire Rating, which means they are highly resistant to fire. They can handle extreme heat without any compromise in structural integrity. They’re safe to use in areas with wildfires as well.

All our columns are 100% American made. We source materials from responsible manufacturers and use the most effective methods to produce stable, durable, and reliable stone columns. You can customize the size, shape, and design of the column on our website.

If you want to know more about stone for porch columns and porch or want to explore different options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Worthington today.