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Frequently Asked Questions

Faux Columns FAQ

What is the difference between a column wrap and a column sleeve?  A column wrap is composed of 2 or more interlocking pieces and can be wrapped around a post or structural beam. A column sleeve is 1 piece and slides over a post or structural beam.

Why don’t your columns come with column caps? To allow for maximum creativity and flexibility with your installation column caps are sold separately.  Also many column installations don’t require a cap, so we don’t want you to pay for something you can’t use.

Can your columns be used outside? Yes - Our Faux Columns are perfect for outdoor use as porch wraps, driveway columns, covering fence posts and more. They're designed to resist moisture, sun fading, insects and pests.

Will these columns fade? Our columns offer a near zero color degradation (about 1% over a span of 5-10 years depending on your conditions). You may want to reapply a clear coat UV inhibitor as a top coat every 5 years or so depending on your conditions to keep the color looking fresh.

How do columns and mailbox kits hold up against a string trimmer (weed whacker)? - An occasional hit with a string trimmer should not do significant damage. We do not recommend steady contact with a string trimmer as that will score the column. Touch up kits are available and can be used to make small repairs.

Can your columns be used inside? Yes - Our Faux Columns are a great way to dress up your homes interior. 

What are the columns made of? Most of our column lines are made from high density polyurethane. The Tumbled Stone and Ashford Ledgestone and columns are made out of a very durable, medium density polyethylene.

How do you cut your columns? - Our columns can be cut very easily with any good wood cutting tool. Instructions on how to cut our products can be found in installation section of our website.

How do I know how much caulking to use? We recommend 1 tube of caulk per column for most product lines.

Do you make custom colors, sizes and textures? Yes, for large volume orders it is possible to have custom designs or colors. Please call us for more information.

Do you offer fire rated faux columns? Yes many of our lines have a fire rated option.