Adding Strength and Beauty with Accent Posts and Columns

Feb 09, 2015

The distinctive touch of spring in the air has been a perfect catalyst to start thinking about home renovations and additions. While it may be tempting to start thinking about the seeds and plantings for the yard and garden, this time of year, especially in the Midwest, it’s helpful to start with renovations that are durable and long-lasting in any weather conditions.

Here at Continental Siding we offer a beautiful line of Old South reproduction columns, railings, gates and fences from Moultrie Manufacturing. Made of durable fiberglass or aluminum, the accent pieces are a great way to add a distinctive and virtually maintenance-free addition to your home or business.

Columns, Capitals and Bases

If you’re looking for grandeur and scale, look no farther that the beautiful and expansive columns, capitals and bases from the Old South line. Created from fiberglass or aluminum, the columns designs are timeless, based on classical design reproductions. In addition to being more than a decorative piece, the column is designed to carry the weight bearing load while the classic reproduction caps and bases add an ornamental design element. The strong and durable columns are also impact-resistant and will not degrade from UV exposure.

If you’re looking for something more traditional than classic, the line also includes brick columns. Composed of 98 percent polyurethane construction, the 46 pound columns are waterproof and come in rich brown and bold rouge shades.

Classic Column Designs

Tuscan Cap – simplified column that’s free from ornamentation with a plain shaft and smooth capital (top)

Doric Cap – simple and streamlined smooth column and capital

Attic Base – column used by the Romans and employed in Byzantine churches

Scamozzi – smooth column with four ornamental scrolls on the corners of the capital

Roman Ionic – fluted design with a decorative scroll-like carving

Temple of the Winds – capital contains a row of acanthus leaves and palm leaves

Roman Corinthian – ornamental column with decorative capitals

Decorative Railings

Railings can not only add an element of safety but also of decoration. The decorative railing line from Old South offers several traditional railing designs that can be used in homes, apartments and hotels. The durable railings are made from PVC and newel posts are composed of 6063 extruded aluminum. This grade of aluminum allows for a high-quality surface finish of baked-on powder coating in shades of white, biscuit, alabaster, clay, brown or primed.

Plantation-style Railing – mechanical railing, can be used with Traditional or Federal Square newel posts

Atlantic Railing – welded rail system, available in ¾ inch square pickets or 1 inch square pickets

Gates and Fencing

Keep your balcony or porch safe with a gate or fence. The Old South line offers virtually maintenance-free designs that are designed not to rust or stain the concrete or driveway. Safety railing with slats that are placed closer together is also available.

As you look toward making spring renovations, talk to the experts at Continental Siding about how you can enhance your home or business with accent posts and columns. Call today for a free estimate.

This article was brought to you by Continental Siding in Kansas City, your Midwest siding company. We’re a leading provider of home improvement products and services that aim to help homes stay looking great and performing well.

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