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Load-Bearing Fiberglass Porch Columns

Fiberglass columns for houses

HB&G offers a wide variety of fiberglass columns. From our spun cast PermaCast® columns to the pultruded PermaLite® columns, HB&G has the options for your style and budget. We offer round, square, RoughSawn®, and craftsman in the PermaCast® line and round or square in the PermaLite® line.

HB&G fiberglass columns for porch exteriors are the only columns that comply with changes to the Building Codes (IBC/IRC) and to the Acceptance Criteria for Fiberglass Columns. Please visit the information center for load bearing capabilities and ICC ESR-1361 Report for PermaLite® and PermaCast® columns. Split columns are not load-bearing.

Our front porch fiberglass columns are rot-proof, weatherproof, insect-proof, and highly durable. PermaCast® columns are cast from a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer composite with exceptional durability and strength-to-weight characteristics, enabling them to stand up to the elements like no other product on the market. PermaLite® columns are pultruded from fiberglass strands with the same durability as a PermaCast® column with a thinner wall and lighter weight. The caps and bases for exterior fiberglass porch columns are made from durable, low-maintenance materials with both architectural and historical authenticity or a modern, contemporary look.

Please visit the PermaCast® and PermaLite® pages to determine which option is the best for your application. If you’re looking for something else, we have other columns for you to choose from.

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For details, dimensions, installation instructions, and more information, please visit the Information Center, fill out the contact form, or call one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives at 1-800-264-4424. Architectural questions, specifications, and installation questions, please fill out the form on the Custom Take Offs page. For warranty questions or to file a claim, please email warranty@hbgcompanies.com or fill out the contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fiberglass Columns

Are Fiberglass Columns Load-Bearing?

Yes, fiberglass columns are load-bearing. The one non-load-bearing exception is split columns, which are factory split by request to wrap around existing columns or posts. For your safety, please check out our professional load bearing chart to learn the weight limits for the various load-bearing fiberglass porch columns.

Are fiberglass columns better than wood columns?

Fiberglass columns provide many perks that wood can’t compete with. Fiberglass porch columns are rot-proof, weather-resistant, insect-proof, and more affordable than wood front porch columns. With so many valuable benefits, it’s easy to see why front porch fiberglass columns have skyrocketed in popularity through the years.

Why are fiberglass columns popular?

In addition to the unique benefits mentioned above, fiberglass columns are celebrated for their low-maintenance durability. Homeowners love being able to avoid wood treatments altogether. And with their reliable sturdiness, affordable cost, weatherproof design, and versatile style options, it’s evident why Permacast fiberglass columns are the most used columns in the United States. For detailed installation instructions, please visit our online information center or contact us.

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