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SmartColumn™ is the latest column innovation from HB&G. Utilizing a pultruded sleeve and beveled cap and base, SmartColumn™ eliminates the need to site-build a column. Saving time, labor, and money, SmartColumn™ can be installed during the framing process and quickly completed by sliding and attaching the cap and base before the house is complete. SmartColumn™ is the perfect product for a builder! 

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SmartColumn™ Features & Benefits

Choosing SmartColumn™ for your next project is wise for a number of reasons. Following are the advantages of using a SmartColumn™ versus other types of columns.

  • Fast & Flexible Installation: SmartColumn™ installs 3.5 times faster than site-built columns and can be positioned during the framing or finishing stage.
  • Compliance: SmartColumn™ provides compliance for continuous load path and connection for roof assemblies.
  • Superior Strength: Its seamless pultruded fiberglass sleeve offers impeccable strength and elasticity.
  • Low Maintenance: SmartColumn™ will not dent, crack, decay, or chalk, providing years of enjoyment with minimal fuss.
  • Impervious to Elements: It resists expansion and contraction, UV degradation, and bug infestation.
  • SIM: SmartColumn™ features a synthetic injection molded (SIM) beveled cap and base set pre-attached to the shaft.
  • Impressive Strength-to-Weight Ratio: Thanks to the pultruded fiberglass composition, SmartColumn™ offers an unprecedented strength-to-weight ratio.
  • Lightweight: A lighter weight makes our new column easier to work with.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty: Your SmartColumn™ purchase is protected, for your peace of mind.

What You Need to Know About SmartColumn™

For your convenience, we're providing the following structural values for a 4x4 and 6x6:

#2 SYP (Southern Yellow Pine)

10' = 4,500 lbs.

12' = 3,200 lbs.

14' = 2,300 lbs.

#2 SYP (Southern Yellow Pine)

10' = 12,500 lbs.

12' = 10,800 lbs.

14' = 9,000 lbs.

SmartColumn™ Installation

Below is a diagram illustrating how to install your SmartColumn™. There are two things to keep in mind:

  • 8" and 10" can be installed with a 4x4 or 6x6, contingent upon applicable loads.
  • You need 4x4 or 6x6 post base brackets and a #1 or #2 PPT (pressure treated) post, which are sold separately.


SmartColumn™ Installation Diagram


*Post and Brackets are not included and must be purchased separately. 

Get SmartColumn™, the Smart Choice From HB&G

Our SmartColumn™ has it all – a superior aesthetic, simple installation and durable construction – all designed to save you time, labor and money. Choose SmartColumn™ for your next construction project and see how easy it can be!

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