Pultruded Square Fiberglass Columns
Unlike Permacast columns, these Fiberglass columns are made using an extrusion process that makes them strong and light. Due to the extrusion process used to manufacture; these Fiberglass Columns are only available in non tapered square and round versions. The walls of the Pultruded Fiberglass columns are thinner than the Permacast columns and have 3/4 the load bearing capacity however they are generally used in 95% of our installations due to their strength. Truth is, most porches are Counter Levered and do not require anything near as strong as a Square Perma Cast Column.
The manufacturing of these columns makes them more cost effective, they will suit about 95% of the situations that we encounter.
Pultruded Fiberglass Columns come in an off white colour and require a coat of primer and paint after installation. These columns are meant to stand alone and do not require any form of support on the inside. Pultruded Fiberglass columns are not ideal for wrapping around existing supports because they are very difficult to finish after splitting. These columns are available in sizes ranging from 6″-12” in diameter and up to 12 feet in height.
Railings can be easily installed onto these columns. The columns are manufactured with additional material in the area where the railing would attach. These columns and the railings attached would meet local bylaws and codes regarding the strength required for railings.
Our Square Columns are also available in a Recessed Panel version that adds a classic panelled appearance to an otherwise smooth flat column. The panel has a nice “Ogee” shape around the edge and can be installed as a single panel or separated into multiple panels by using inserts.
Various styles of bases and capitals are available for the square columns, each style is used for different situations. One of our Design Consultants would be happy to meet with you to discuss the style and shapes required for your porch.
Capital Columns Installs Pultruded Fibreglass Columns anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area. It only takes a few hours to replace your damaged porch columns.
Capital Columns also offers Recessed Panel Columns which give the standard Square columns a whole new dimension in style. Stand out among your neighbours. Click below for more information.