Material: Cellular PVC
Finish: White | Paintable: Yes | Stainable: No
Fire Rated: No
Safety: Check applicable building codes for specific installation requirements.
Load Bearing Capacities: 0lbs. - This item is non-structural and should be used for decorative purposes only.
Installation Instructions: | Click icon to view manufacturer's suggested installation instructions.
Warranty: | Click icon to view Square Raised-Panel PVC Column Wrap warranty.
Availability: This item is made to order and may not be returned.
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The 11.75" x 72" Square Raised-Panel PVC Column Wrap comes in one complete kit that includes the standard capital and base, external installation cleats, adhesive caulk and instruction sheets. The unique semi-assembled, two-piece design cuts installation time to around 15 minutes. Installation is a breeze because the external cleats allow for flexible positioning, resulting in a perfectly aligned wrap, even when the support post isn't.
Cap and Base Styles
A host of optional caps and bases allow you to personalize the look of your Square Raised-Panel PVC Column Wrap . The Box Style ships standard with the Non-Tapered Columns, and the Craftsman Style ships standard with all Tapered Columns. All other styles are special order and ship in four weeks.
The Square Raised-Panel PVC Column Wrap is constructed of 0.625" thick material, while the Non-tapered Economy Plain Column Wrap is a .375"thickness. Box Caps and Bases come in a .625"standard thickness.
Structural Support Requirements
The 11.75" x 72" Square Raised-Panel PVC Column Wrap is non-structural and will require an existing support post. The Square Raised-Panel PVC Column Wrap is designed to install around a previously installed structural post. The structural post (not included) provides the load-bearing component of the column, and the load-bearing capacity is determined by the physical properties of the structural post. Do not use untreated lumber for structural posts. Possible infiltration of water and condensation inside the PVC column shaft can cause degradation of untreated lumber.
The bottom of the structural post should be mounted to a wooden deck or concrete/masonry porch floor using a code-approved method and post anchor. The top of the structural post should be mounted to the beam using a code-approved method and post-to-beam mounting bracket. Note: Check applicable building codes for specific installation requirements.
Temperature Related Issues
Cellular PVC becomes more brittle in colder temperatures, causing it to be more susceptible to damage. It is recommended that the material be warmed to 50-55 degrees before installing. This can be accomplished by moving the pieces into a heated space and allowing adequate time for the temperature of the material to warm up. This warming procedure allows the columns to be installed with the outdoor ambient temperature considerably cooler than 50 degrees. If you are unable to warm the columns before installation, you should pre-drill the nail or screw holes to avoid fractures. Be careful when nailing the columns, trying to avoid striking the column faces with a hammer.
Cutting and Fastening
Cellular PVC can easily be cut with conventional carpentry and woodworking tools. Small pneumatic finish nailers and staplers can be used to fasten the Column Wrap. Large pneumatic framing staplers and nailers are not suitable for fastening this material as the percussion of the drivers can fracture the PVC material. Coarse thread, galvanized or stainless steel drywall screws are also suitable as fasteners. It is suggested that pilot holes be used for screws longer than 1 5/8".
Painting and Finishing
Caulk where required using the Siroflex brand Sealant and Adhesive provided. Use lightweight spackle to fill the nail or staple holes. Lightly sand or scuff column surface. Clean surface of column to remove any dirt or hand oil residue with light detergent and water, denatured alcohol, or window cleaner. Be sure to remove soap residue with clean water. Follow Sherwin Williams paint instructions. For best performance, paint Cellular PVC using light colors with a Light Reflective Value of 55% or higher. Dark colors will have an impact on the expansion and contraction of the material. Note: Using paint with a LRV value of 54% or lower will void the warranty.
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