• Different Types of Column Design, From Ancient Greece to Modern Day
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      Columns have been among the oldest of architectural components, serving as a means to transfer loads from other sections of buildings or acting as a standalone structure for cultural or aesthetic reasons – think victory columns. Not surprisingly, today there lies a great diversity in terms of column design,…
  • 7 Reasons to Choose Fiberglass Cornice
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    Cornice is a decorated projection that serves to enhance the look of a building as well as protect the face of it from rainwater pouring off its roof and thus, minimize the risk of water damage. There are many construction materials out of which cornices can be made. However, fiberglass…
  • How Environmentally Friendly is Fiberglass?
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    Environmentalism and sustainability are increasingly becoming the trend of the day. That’s a good development because it shows we’re finally realizing the importance of the only home we have, Planet Earth. This change of outlook has been most noticeable in architecture. While it may surprise some, fiberglass actually is known…
  • 9 Tips for Incorporating Columns in Your Architecture
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    Throughout architectural history, few structures have been as ubiquitous and persistent as the mighty column. Its primary use has mainly been to provide structural support for buildings. However, there are also tons of ways they can be used as design elements to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your construction. Here we…
  • Outdoor Living: 8 Reasons to Own a Pergola
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    Installing a pergola outside your home, office or estate can be a great way to elevate your outdoor living experience. A pergola is an outdoor open structure that serves as a shaded passageway or sitting area. They can be installed as a free-standing construction or can be attached to another…
  • The Benefits of Using Fiberglass in Architecture
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    Fiberglass has been quickly rising in popularity as the construction material of choice in many architectural applications. While traditional building materials such as concrete, aluminum, and timber offer their own benefits, fiberglass can offer many of the same benefits minus the drawbacks. Here is a list of some of the…
  • Architectural Fiberglass: Columns, Cornice, Cupolas, Panels, & Millwork
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    In addition to architectural fiberglass columns, balustrades, pergolas, domes, and cornices, Royal Corinthian manufactures an assortment of architectural fiberglass including but not limited to: shutters, cupolas, bands, planters, exterior window and wall panels, crossheads and pediments, corbels and brackets, pilasters, statues and sculptures, signs, scrolls, appliques, medallions and stars, spandrels,…
  • PVC Sheets, Boards, and Moldings
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    Since we use PVC sheets, boards, and trim to make our PVC column wraps, we offer them for sale as well. Our PVC sheets come standard in thicknesses of 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, and 1” and are available up to 48” wide and 20’ long. We are able to cut the…
  • Cheap Balusters
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    Cheap balusters are easy to find but you get what you pay for, right? Wood will rot, metal will corrode, concrete will erode, but composite materials will last a lifetime. Or, at least, that is what you have been told by every "manufacturer" that is selling polyurethane balusters. Not all…
  • Exterior Wood Columns
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    Wood columns are synonymous with rotting, cracking, splitting, and infestation but not Royal Corinthian RoyalClassic™ wood columns. In fact, our exterior wood columns come with a lifetime warranty when used in combination with our composite capitals and bases. These finger-jointed red cedar or red wood columns, when treated with an…
  • Construction Trends 2019
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    Residential and commercial construction is a fluid enterprise. With construction, there are always noticeable trends. So what does 2019 have in store for us? General Trends in Construction With the hype over the Green New Deal and general awareness of environmental conditions, green design and construction continues to be at…
  • What are Column Covers or Column Wraps?
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    A column cover or a column wrap is an architectural column that goes around a structural support (wood post, I-beam, lally column, etc.) in order to conceal the support, wiring, or anything else for that matter. All of our columns are either intentionally made as column covers or can be…
  • Fiberglass Columns FAQ
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    Royal Corinthian manufactures 3 types of fiberglass columns: RoyalCast™ Fiberglass Columns, RoyaLite™ Fiberglass Column Covers and Columns, and RoyaLite™ pultruded fiberglass columns. We also manufacture synthetic stone columns and square PVC column wraps. RoyalCast™ Fiberglass columns are the most common in the industry. They are manufactured as load-bearing whole columns but…
  • Replace Rotted Column Bases
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    There are many uncertainties in life but one thing is for sure: wood columns will eventually rot if left alone, and the column base is usually the first to go. The good news is that Royal Corinthian manufactures affordable composite column bases that replace rotted ones. If you aren't ready…
  • Painting Fiberglass Columns
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    Royal Corinthian manufactures 3 types of fiberglass columns. Our RoyalCast™ fiberglass columns are the most popular; they are available in every style that we offer and are made from the most widely used composition in the market. It's actually a misnomer used by the entire industry as these types of…
  • Architectural Exterior Shutters
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    Exterior Raised Panel Shutters Royal Corinthian offers the most comprehensive line of architectural exterior shutters in the industry. These shutters are available in 26 standard colors and are made from aluminum or polymer composite which is comprised of structural PVC that is reinforced with aluminum. These shutters will last a…
  • Fiberglass Porch Columns are the Most Affordable
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    Fiberglass Porch Columns Thousands of years ago architectural columns were carved from blocks of stone or tree trunks. In modern history, the progression of porch columns has been from wood to composite materials. Wood, while preferred by some for its natural beauty and wood grain texture, will rot, get infested,…
  • What is a Balustrade?
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        A balustrade is essentially a railing system used for both interior and exterior applications. It is comprised of a top rail, balusters or spindles, the hardware necessary to secure the system, and often times a bottom rail, posts, post caps, and decorative balls or finials. Balustrade Materials A…
  • Replacement Columns for Porches
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    Which Material is Best for Replacement Columns Wood columns will rot, crack, get infested, and/or warp, which is why the warranty is usually 1 year. Aluminum columns will corrode and concrete will erode. The best material to use for replacement columns that have rotted, corroded, or eroded is any of…
  • Architectural Columns
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    What is an Architectural Column? A modern architectural column is one that is manufactured using historical proportions originally created by the Greeks and later expanded by the Romans. Architectural experts have visited ancient architecture with pencil, paper, and tape measure and have written classical guidelines based on the rules developed…