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Portico columns - wood wrap or fiberglass? Sources?

5 years ago

We are building a large portico with two columns. Builder wants to buy fiberglass columns to wrap the structural posts. However, he isn't very helpful in directing me to a website to look at options. I'm looking for a square column but I want to add some trim to it to make it a bit special. Are there any websites where you can look at fiberglass columns and choose exactly the style you want?

Alternatively, what are the pros and cons of wood wrapped columns? Its seems wood would allow me to customize the trim. Also, it would allow me to add change the trim in the future. My builder is saying not to use wood but I can't figure out if he is just being lazy or if fiberglass really is a much better option.

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