Royal Corinthian

Porch Columns

Royal Corinthian - Front Porch Columns, Interior Columns & Exterior Columns

Welcome to Royal Corinthian – Your premier provider of high-quality front porch columns that offer a touch of elegance and sophistication to your home’s exterior. With our range of modern designs,  including various outdoor porch column options,  we are confident that we have the perfect solution to help you enhance the look and feel of your front porch.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the quality of our porch columns, which are made from only the finest materials – such as synthetic stone columns, cast fiberglass columns, PVC column wraps, and FRP fiberglass column covers -and crafted to the highest standards. These materials ensure that our structural porch column solutions add not only aesthetic value but also structural integrity to your home.

We offer modern front porch columns with the objective of providing you, your family, and your friends with the highest quality American-made architectural products that enhance the overall appearance and increase the functionality of your place.

Browse Our Range of Porch Columns & Choose Now!

At Royal Corinthian, we believe that your front porch is one of the most important areas of your home, which is why we offer a range of customization options to help you create the perfect porch columns for your space. Whether you prefer a specific color, finish, or style, our team of experts will work with you to bring your vision to life.

Our outdoor porch column options include – Round Tapered Plain, Square Non-Tapered Plain, Round Non-Tapered Plain, Square Tapered, Rope, Greek Doric Fluted and Plain, Square Recessed Panel, and more.

Browse and choose your front porch columns now!

Modern Front Porch Columns

The porch column styles above are pictured with either Tuscan, Box, Prairie, or Craftsman capitals and bases. All of our porch columns can be adorned with a combination of standard caps and bases as well as decorative capitals.

PORCH COLUMNS CAN BE MADE TO THE FOLLOWING PLAN TYPES:

PORCH COLUMN MATERIALS

RoyalCast™
Cast Fiberglass Columns.

RoyalStone™
Synthetic Stone Columns.

RoyaLite™
FRP Fiberglass Column Covers.

RoyalWrap™
PVC Column Wraps.

Royal Corinthian manufactures 4 types of composite porch columns that last for generations. We emulate the products of the Greeks and the Romans but using modern composite technologies to ensure longevity; therefore, we don’t manufacture materials that rot, crack, split, rust, or crumble. We offer RoyalCast™ composite fiberglass columnsRoyalStone™ polymer stone columnsRoyaLite™ FRP spray-up and pultruded fiberglass columns and column covers, and RoyalWrap™ cellular PVC column wraps. Every material offers certain application advantages so take a look at the comparison chart below or give us a call for a quick run through. If you know which material you are looking for, click on the appropriate link. In addition to these 4 materials, we also offer RoyalCrete™ GFRC for those wanting a segmented stone-like product at a fraction of the weight and cost. Please contact us for more information on our GFRC columns.

RoyalCast™
Fiberglass
RoyalStone™ Synthetic
Stone
RoyaLite™ Fiberglass
"FRP"
RoyalWrap™ Cellular
PVC
Best ApplicationPaintable Whole ColumnsPrefinished Whole ColumnsColumns wrapsSquare Column wraps
Factory Finish (standard)Paint-grade Gray6 colors | 3 texturesWhite gel coatPaint-grade White
Factory Finish (options)Paint-grade OnlyUnlimited custom colorsUnlimited colors/texturesPaint-grade Only
Price Comparison$$$$$$$
StylesAllAllAllSquare
SizesAllAllAllUp to 20' tall w/out seam
Wall Thickness3/8" to 2"3/8" to 2"1/4" to 5/8"3/8" to 1"
Weight (sq ft)3 to 20 lbs4 to 30 lbs2 to 4 lbs1 to 3 lbs
WarrantyLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited LifetimeLimited Lifetime
AdvantagesLoadbearingLoadbearing/PrefinishedLightweight/WrapLightweight/Wrap
LoadbearingYesYes*When factory assembledNo
Split/Half ColumnsYesYesYes, standard with
lap joint, Yes
standard as 2 corners
Full ColumnsStandardStandard*Factory assembly
available
*Factory assembly
available
CustomizableYesYesYesYes
Fiberglass content1-3%None, unless requested35-40%None
FillerCalcium
Carbonate/ATH/Prolite
Calcium
Carbonate/ATH/Prolite
Nonenone
Fire RatingAvailable: Class AAvailable: Class AAvailable: Class AAvailable: Class A
LEED PointsAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
*RoyaLite™ Plain Square NON-Tapered porch columns are available as FRP column covers as two halves with a lap-joint or as pultruded whole columns, in some sizes, that are lightweight and loadbearing. The whole columns are advantages when lightweight plain square loadbearing columns are preferred over front porh column covers.
 
The pultruded RoyaLite™ columns have specs that vary from the chart above. Specs are available upon request.

Available PORCH Column Styles by Material

MaterialAvailable Styles
RoyalCast™ Composite Fiberglass Columns#100 through #650
RoyalStone™ Synethic Stone Columns#100 through #650
RoyaLite™ Fiberglass Column Covers#100 through #650
RoyaLite™ Pultruded Fiberglass Columns#350
RoyalWrap™ PVC Column Wraps#350 through #650

Frequently Asked Questions

A good rule of thumb is: if the product can be flipped upside down and the appearance doesn’t change significantly, it is a porch post. Porch posts tend to come in 4″ to 6″ widths and are square. Porch columns on the other hand are available in any imaginable style, shape, and size. Porch posts are usually 8′ to 9′ but a porch column can be over 30′ in height.

Most porches are 8′ to 10′ in height and generally the width or diameter chosen ranges from 6″ to 12″. Some people prefer a bulkier column, so they choose something in the 14″ to 16″ range. Some porches, on the other hand, are 2 or 3 stories and require much taller and wider columns. There is no set rule per se about how wide a column should be: The size of the porch column is determined by the amount of open space on the porch, the quantity and spacing of the columns, and personal preference. Our architectural experts are always willing to provide insight on sizing if you are unsure.
The majority of Royal Corinthian columns are load-bearing. However, when a column is split in half to act as a column cover, it is no longer load-bearing. PVC columns wraps are purely decorative unlike fiberglass and synthetic stone. There is a distinction that needs to be made between load-bearing and structural. While these columns can bear tens of thousands of pounds, they do not offer uplift protection. In other words, without the use of hardware inside the column, architectural columns are not meant to hold the roof from lifting up during strong winds: They are only capable of bearing the weight of the roof without said internal hardware. The columns are structural laterally however, so attaching a balustrade or railing to them, after pre-drilling, will keep the railing system compliant with building codes.
The cost of installation depends on several factors: size of columns, style of columns, weight of columns, and the complexity of the installation. Not all installations are the same: some are very simple while others more complex. The good news is that any skilled carpenter, mason, or siding contractor can install these columns. It is not a specialized installation per se. Royal Corinthian offers detailed installation instructions and videos to facilitate the installation process. We also know contractors all over America who have installed our products and can recommend one for most areas.
Royal Corinthian offers many modern styles of columns in addition to styles that go back thousands of years. Craftsman style square columns are becoming increasingly popular and those can be installed right over existing columns without the need to remove them.
The best column is difficult to pinpoint because Royal Corinthian only manufactures composite materials that last a lifetime and beyond. Synthetic Stone is ideal if you are looking to have a stone look to the columns without having to paint them: The color fully permeates each particle of the column. PVC column wraps are ideal in situations where square column covers are desired: They come white and do not need to be painted, but can be. Fiberglass columns are considered the best column material in the marketplace. They are available in every imagine style, priced competitively, can be load-bearing or decorative, are fairly easy to install, and are available in a cast stone or lightweight fiberglass option.
Yes, you can wrap metal porch columns with any column material offered by Royal Corinthian. As long as there is room around the columns, a column cover or surround will work. Feel free to email photos of your existing columns for our recommendations on what to do.
As described above, the best material as far as durability, price, ease of installation, and diversity of styles is the fiberglass column. However, if you don’t want to paint your columns, synthetic stone and PVC column wraps are an excellent choice. All of these options come with a lifetime warranty so you can’t go wrong.
There is no way to say which style of column is better. Aesthetic preference plays the biggest role in determining whether you choose square or rectangle columns. There are also round, rope, recessed panels, and Greek Doric column options to consider. The good news is that Royal Corinthian offers all of these styles and more under one roof. We are always willing to assist in choosing a style and even creating one that doesn’t exist. We are experts in custom fabrication, in addition to offering thousands of standard products.

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