Columns can be an impressive and unique architectural feature on any building. Originating in ancient Greece and Rome, columns are architectural hallmarks of classic design. They are characteristic of Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and Renaissance Revival style buildings.
Exterior columns are integral to the porch, portico, or veranda. When exposed to the elements, wood rot or other damage can wreak havoc on this key feature to many homes, old and new alike. Hiring a company with experience in column restoration or column repair is important to maintaining the integrity of these key architectural pieces. Many historically-sensitive, environmentally concerned homeowners are wary of synthetic columns. Wooden column restoration can focus primarily on areas of rot or damage, therefore keeping the original piece intact.
Column Restoration Winnetka
Fortune Restoration has worked on many properties where column restoration was required. Sometimes whole sections of the column will need to be replaced when damage is beyond repair. Many homeowners elect to replace the wooden columns altogether for composite columns, which can last longer than wooden columns if installed properly. However, natural wood material ages mores subtly than plastic, fiberglass, or vinyl. Although composite materials, like fiberglass, plastic, or vinyl, are more withstanding of damage, they may be trickier to repair down the line. All the way from Winnetka to Glencoe to Rogers Park and Hyde Park, Fortune Restoration’s custom millwork capabilities and tenacity to recreate and match key features as close as possible makes them well suited for the task.