Columns Make for a Regal Howard County Home

Howard County columns

Columns not only look regal and appealing but they also support the structure of the porch.

If you want your home to have a particularly impressive entranceway, consider installing columns. Columns have been around as an architectural element for thousands of years. There’s a reason that columns have maintained their popularity for so long. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they are also structurally sound. Read on to learn more about how columns can add an air of royalty and sophistication to your Howard County home.

An Impressive Home Demands an Impressive Façade

There are five main types of columns, and within those five types are unlimited design variations. Although the column is a very old and traditional design feature, you can still choose a unique design that suits the personality of your home. We also offer columns both in wood or fiberglass. Wood makes for a rustic-looking column that looks great when stained to bring out the natural color and texture of the wood. Fiberglass columns go great with a more modern-looking home. Our fiberglass columns, including HB&G columns, come in a wide array of design choices. They have the workability of wood columns but with the added durability of fiberglass. Fiberglass is weather-resistant and insect-resistant, so they are more likely to last longer and be less susceptible to damage. Whether you choose the natural beauty of wood columns or the practical workability of fiberglass columns, your front porch is bound to be improved by the regal impression made by columns.

Structural Security

Columns are one of the rare design elements that not only add aesthetic appeal to your home but also increase the structural value of your porch. Many front porches decay over time from weather and lack of maintenance. A poorly-maintained porch reflects badly on the entire home, no matter how well-maintained it is inside. Any home in Howard County can benefit from the structural security and aesthetic appeal columns add to a front entranceway. Not only does your home look appealing, even from a distance, but your front porch is less likely to suffer from structural damage. Columns help to support an overhang when it is burdened with a heavy load of snow during the winter and provides resistance against high winds and rain during the summer. Knowing this, many potential homebuyers will take columns into account when appraising your home. Installing columns now can lead to a higher ROI in the future.

Fisher Lumber and Hardware

Since 1894, Fisher Lumber and Hardware has been serving homeowners and professional contractors in the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia areas with top quality lumber, building materials, tools, and accessories. Operating under the same ownership since 1947, our business has been built on our reputation with our customers. Get in touch with us today by calling 301-424-6500 or by visiting our website. Stay in touch via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+ too!

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