Commercial Fiberglass Columns
Architecturally Beautiful Columns
Presenting our Commercial Series Fiberglass™ Columns
We manufacture and distribute two types of fiberglass columns. Both come with a limited lifetime warranty but offer certain advantages over one other. Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is most advantages when column covers are required. The product is lightweight and comes standard in 2 halves with internal lap joints to facilitate quick reassembly around structural members. While it comes standard with a marine-grade white gel coat, it is available in an unlimited array of colors, textures, and aggregates that can mimic stone, wood, metal, etc. Fiberglass (cast) is most advantages when a whole column with high capacity for load is required.
These pillars, however, are only offered in a paint-grade option. Both materials can be used for either application mentioned previously but one has a slight advantage over the other.
Take a look at the comparison chart below to determine which product will work best for your project or give us a call for a quick run through. If budget is your main concern, there is no rule of thumb to follow: Sometimes FRP is the cheaper alternative and other times fiberglass is the less expensive option. Whenever making a purchasing decision for architectural columns, don't forget to weigh the costs associated with installation. We know every possible cost you can encounter so give us a call if you aren't one for surprises.
Available Column Designs
Round Tapered Plain
Round Tapered Fluted
Round Non-Tapered Plain
Square Non-Tapered Plain
Square Non-Tapered Fluted
Square Non-Tapered Panel
Square Tapered Plain
Round Non-Tapered Rope
Round Barel Smooth
FIBERGLASS REINFORCED POLYMER (FRP)
|Best Application||Column cover applications||Loadbearing applications|
|Factory Finish (standard)||White Gel coat||Paint-grade|
|Factory Finish (options)||Unlimited||only paint-grade|
|Wall Thickness||3/16" to 1/2"||3/8" to 2"|
|Weight (sq ft)||2 to 4 lbs||4 to 20 lbs|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime||Limited Lifetime|
|Replaces||wood, concrete||wood, concrete|
|Loadbearing||Yes, when assembled||Yes|
|Split/Half Columns||Yes (standard with lap joint)||Yes|
|Full Columns||Factory assembly available||Standard|
Commercial Fiberglass Column Plan Types
Our Columns are as unique as the different types of installations that are available. We offer our Commercial Columns in a wide variety of "Plan Types". These "Plan Types" are the style and type of shaft, capital, and base you will receive. If you are using them as half columns against a wall, you would want to select a "D" plan type for round or "F" plan type for square. This would give you a column that could be installed against a wall. These are the most common plan types, however, we can do custom plan types if your project requires it.
Using a precision splitting template machine, columns can be divided in halves to be used as pilasters or to be reassembled around existing structural members. Columns designed for reassembly come with realignment splines and installation instructions.