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Porch Post Problems

Michelle NJ
2 months ago

Hi Houzzers.
The plan was to wrap these 6-inch posts Vertically in the faux-wood composite cement board (Versatex in color “Copper”) so it will match the porch ceiling and the roof soffits. Siding on the house is mostly Hardie Board in Iron Gray with accents in Hardie panels in Navajo Beige and the Versatex wood-look planks in Copper. PROBLEM: Versatex is only 5-inches wide AND only comes in planks with no edging options. Contractor offered to Miter corner pieces at a 45-degree angle but that would need to be extremely precise or could look terrible. Also because of the width, we would need TWO vertical pieces on each side of each post with tongue-and-groove vertical seam at the center of each. Trying to keep design very clean/modern but wanted warmth on posts so black aluminum is another option to match future railings but a bit “colder” than we’d like.

Please share any ideas. Contractor needs my decision tomorrow. Thanks in advance!

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