Columns and Porch Posts

Columns are the distinguishing mark on a home’s exterior. With HB&G’s PermaCast® Columns, you will have a more consistent wall thickness and a smooth surface from column to column due to the latest technology that’s used in our production facility in Troy, Alabama. HB&G’s proprietary formulation provides you with a stronger column that is more damage resistant than the competition.

 

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HB&G PermaCast® Columns are great for many applications. These columns, maintain architectural authenticity and historical accuracy. They’re also weather-proof, insect proof, and come with a lifetime warranty. PermaCast®columns can be used as front porch support columns or decorative columns, and are available in both round columns and square columns. columns, maintain architectural authenticity and historical accuracy. PermaCast®columns are weather-proof, insect proof, and come with a lifetime warranty.

HB&G PermaCast® Columns are available in round or square. The round columns are futed, or plain, with or without the classic tapering of the upper two-thirds of the column. Square columns are available in a variety of styles as well, including plain or futed, applied panel, recessed panel, or the craftsman style column. The PermaCast® capitals and bases are made from durable low-maintenance materials, and like the columns, they maintain architectural authenticity and historical accuracy.

Why Choose PermaCast® Porch Columns?

Complete System

With HB&G’s PermaCast® Porch Columns, you can choose from the widest array of sizes and styles of synthetic columns, caps and bases with our PermaWrap® Cellular PVC Square Columns, PermaPorch® Railing, Balustrade and Ceiling products on the market.

Code Approvals

HB&G has the latest code approvals. For more information, please see our ICC-ES LEGACY REPORT 2301.

Consistency and Appearance

Columns are the distinguishing mark on a home’s exterior. With HB&G’s PermaCast® Columns, you will have a more consistent wall thickness and a smooth surface from column to column due to the latest technology that’s used in our production facility in Troy, Alabama. HB&G’s proprietary formulation provides you with a stronger column that is more damage resistant than the competition.

Column Wall Thickness

Columns are the distinguishing mark on a home’s exterior. With HB&G’s PermaCast® Columns, you will have a more consistent appearance from column to column due to the latest technology that’s used in our production facility in Troy, Alabama. The wall of each column maintains the same thickness assuring there are no weak spots, and more fiberglass makes HB&G columns stronger than the competition.

Ease of Installation

Our flashing cap and installation kit is only available from HB&G! Flashing caps and installation kits are included with Tuscan Cap and Base sets at no additional charge on PermaCast® round tapered and square non-tapered columns only. The Flashing Cap not only prevents debris from entering the column, it secures the top of the column while the installation brackets secure the bottom of the column. Split column installation kits are available and include everything needed to install a split PermaCast®column.

Paintability

HB&G does not use additives or coatings that interfere with paint adhesion, there are no sanding scars or need to sand PermaCast® Columns. HB&G caps and bases are primed and ready to paint. All that is needed with HB&G’s PermaCast® Columns, caps and bases is to remove any excess dust or dirt from the surface prior to painting.

HB&G Architectural Support

With HB&G’s Architectural Department, you can obtain everything from design help with our PermaBuilder™ Program, takeoffs, CAD drawings and Continuing Education (CE) Courses for Architects and Designers just by contacting us or visiting our website.

HB&G Builder Programs

HB&G has a number of innovative programs for builders. Call your HB&G Sales Representative for more details.

The Reliability of a Proven Brand

HB&G has been around since 1880 and is the leading supplier of synthetic columns, railing and balustrade systems.

PermaLite® Square Columns

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The HB&G PermaLite® square column is the latest edition to the HB&G synthetic column family. New PermaLite® columns are cost effective, load bearing, weather and insect proof, and require very little maintenance. In addition, they also come ready for paint and with the HB&G lifetime warranty.

PermaPost® Porch Posts

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PermaPost® is made from a super low maintenance polyethylene and is finished white ready to install. For a warm and inviting decorative look for your front porch, choose from either the 5″ or 6″ Colonial post, the 5″ square post, or the new 6″ Chamfered post.

The Perma Lamp Post is an attractive way to light a drive or garden area. The pipe in the center is designed to allow a wire to be easily installed. The 2-7/8″ pipe fits most outdoor lamp fixtures.

  • Dimensions are normal and may vary slightly.
  • 5″ Colonial PermaPosts® and lamp posts are net 4″
  • 6″ Colonial PermaPosts® are net 5″
  • Chamfered PermaPosts® and lamp posts are net 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
  • Square posts are net 4-1/4″

The PermaPost® is composed of a polyethylene shell which surrounds a galvanized steel pipe (20 gauge for the 5″ post, 13 gauge for the 6″ post) and polyurethane foam filler. The 6″ PermaPost® is tested to carry a load of up to 5,000 lbs., and the 5″ post is rated at 1,300 lbs. (ASTM A500 (40 K.S.I.)

Wood Porch Posts

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Our wood porch posts are manufactured using paint grade, kiln dried pine. They are load-bearing and are primed white ready to paint. Wood posts have a one year warranty. They must be mounted using an aluminum plinth or fastening system to avoid water damage.
Available in lengths of 8′, 9′ and 10′ in nominal widths of 4″, 5″ and 6″.