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eddddy

04:41AM | 02/26/06
Member Since: 02/25/06
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i have some tall wooden pillars that hold my front porch up,they are square and covered with a white aluminum covering and they are in need of new covering,where do i find a web site or company that sells this[i would like to go to a round type coverings if possible? may i buy some and cover over the old,plastic vynal is ok...

Altereagle

12:11PM | 03/04/06
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Get a contractor to remove and replace the posts with a proper treated or steel post and place a poly 2 piece over the rough.. or use the classic porch posts.

There are many styles of porch posts & homes so you'll want to do some looking into what you need for your home.

Just to give you an idea go to kingofcrown.com (link below) select "stock lines" and then "turncraft".

I think those may give you the options you may want by the sounds of your question.

Under "products" look at the solid wood porch posts, those look great on the proper age of home... there are quite a few styles there and it will give you at least a start.

This is something a pro would need to install though, you can easily make a mistake on size or placement when it comes to structural posts, and it could get expensive.

We did one a few years ago where we replaced all of the posts on a second story porch surround and had to place concrete footings first and use steel posts which we then covered in the poly 2-part tuscan columns... it required an engineer, and permits. So do your homework 8^)

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