Whether it's new construction or a job remodeling, AICMillworks.com’s composite fiberglass columns will provide the detail that distinguishes the extraordinary from the ordinary. With a complete range of sizes, fiberglass columns can complement any structure. While round columns draw upon the enduring, classic design of Greek and Roman architecture, square columns are general of the Neoclassical to Arts and Crafts style—fluted columns, plain columns, panel columns, chamfered columns and tapered columns included. Inherently load bearing, these columns are ideal for either interior or exterior use in applications such as support columns, pillars, colonnades, porch posts, balconies, decks and gazebos. Don't let the load bearing nature of our fiberglass columns fool you... they are just as well suited for architectural purposes. Order them split for use as decorative columns, column covers and pilasters.
A: Both aluminum and fiberglass composite columns are noted for their durability. You won't find many differences between their maintenance requirements either. However, aluminum may be susceptible to corrosion in coastal environments; less so if they are well maintained.
"Have the sample. Looks good. Have not started the project. It has been pushed out a few months.
Pricing is not the issue. Others offer the same materials but net cost (including shipping) is pretty much the same.
thanks, M." - Suwanee, GA
"We love our column. It was packed extremely well - it came crated. It makes a beautiful statement in our lanai. It was fairly easy to put together - we had to cut 6 inches off- and the adhesive caulking that came with it worked perfectly. We have had many compliments and I have recommended your company to everyone, Thank you so much." - Lakewood Ranch, Florida
"That bathroom has been completed with repro plumbing fixtures, crown molding, and a white tin ceiling. We are now using the bead board as a tub skirt for a spa tub in the upstairs bath and will also be using the left overs in a front porch repair. I originally ordered the wainscoting for the tub skirt; it works perfectly and allows access to all the jets, just in case... It looks great and even the contractor who put it in wants it for his own bathroom. More pictures will come when the tin ceiling and crown molding are in." - Auburn, ME
"I have worked with this wainscoting product before from AIC and found it to be of excellent quality and easy to work with. I did a bit of searching before buying it from AIC again this time and your price was the best I found. Your website is easy to use, your customer service is very responsive and was even able to add a kit just prior to shipping when I discovered I had improperly calculated the required linear footage. I love UPS as a residential shipper. Not only is their order tracking the best in the industry, but the delivery personnel for residential service shine far above the other options in our area.I will send you some pictures of the completed project for your collection.Thanks and always a pleasure doing business with AIC."
"Thank you for the follow up. Everything arrived in perfect shape Product has been installed and looks good painted. Customer service and sales help were extremely good - first time I've done this and hoped you knew what you were doing but you never know without references. I would recommend your company and the product." - Severna Park, Maryland
"I am sure you deal with a lot of people, but I just wanted to let you know that I received my wainscoting kit and installed it over the last few weeks and the painted it. It was easy to install and with only a few adjustments, went up as per your layout. I want to thank you for all your assistance and what a pleasure doing business with your company.
Also wanted to let you know that the packing was excellent" - Wilmington, DE
"Thank you for your great customer service, everything came very well boxed up and no damage. Having worked in a door plant for 33 years I seem to have a habit of checking the craftsmanship on everything I purchase. I am very pleased with everything that I bought." - Shelton, Washington
"Everything looks great! We received the product and have it stained and varnished now. We'll be installing soon. When we're done, I'll send you some pictures and complete the survey information. Thanks again." - Pecatonica, IL
"I was delighted with the sales experience, and even more so with the product. It was everything I hoped for; installation was easy; I marveled at how well engineered the inside and outside corners were; and it looks fantastic installed. Thanks for everything." - Fredericksburg, Virginia
"Hi, I wish I could remember the name of the gentleman who helped us, he asked me to send pictures when we completed the bathroom with the above wainscoting. It has taken us a bit as we did major renovating - the only thing remaining that was original is the toilet. I am sending a before picture also so you can compare. The new pictures are attached in a zip file. There is an extra clothes closet behind the curtain you see that stands where the old tub was.
Thanks again for your product!" - Irvine, KY
"How satisfied are you with the cost and craftsmanship?Cost and quality are great. I think I was expecting the solid recessed panel to be glued solid with no play between layers-which was my misunderstanding. This was not really an issue once they all came together. For our commercial, heavy traffic application it would be helpful to have some kind of internal cage or bracket to support the panels-I know you have something in the works. Also I was concerned with having too many void spaces between the pole and panels where someone could punch in the panel-(this is not a concern for residential applications I realize) so we had toyed with wrapping the pole with carpet foam so it was completely supported from the inside with no void space, but in the end we just used wood blocks and lathing strips inside. When we finally secured the top and bottom they tightened up nicely took paint very well. They look fantastic and really transformed our venue for the better.How would you rate your overall experience with our company?Chuck I know I must have called you a dozen times and you were always patient and great about helping me think through the details. I know I was a pretty high maintenance and I really appreciate your customer support experience.How would you rate your experience with the shipping company?Shipping was perfect. Everything came with in the delivery window and was well packaged.Thanks" - Brooklyn, NY
"Perfect. Thank you. We were so happy with our columns and I wanted to make sure I gave my friend the right company. Your products are amazing and we still get compliments on the columns. Thank you again." - Lansdale, PA
"My order arrived in excellent condition. The cost, quality and craftsmanship is AAAA+ I am just thrilled how nice and realistic these beams look, I will forward pictures to your website when our remodel is complete. Thanks again for a wonderful experience when dealing with AIC Millwork." - Missouri Valley, Iowa
"I am 110% pleased. The order came in perfect shape. The beams look exactly as I expected them to. (When I get stuff off the internet it does not always look the same as the pictures!), and the delivery truck arrived with 5 minutes of when scheduled, and they kept me apprised of their whereabouts the whole time." - Agoura, California
"Our remodel project turned out great. We love the AIC wainscoting and trim. I am attaching photos so you can see the results. Thanks for such prompt, helpful service and quality material." - Indianapolis, IN
"Thanks for thinking about me. All I can say is that I couldn't have been any happier with the product supplied by your company.
I am still working on the final touches for the project and will definitely send some pictures when it is all finished. My target to finish is by the end of May.
Thanks." - Bloomingdale, IL
"Always being a little hesitant when dealing with the unknown I must give kudos to you personally and your crew. I felt much more confident when just the materials arrived and was dutifully impressed with the packaging. The panelling is installed and primed and painted with two coats of oil based semigloss. We could not ask for a better end result. Everything was as perfect as could possibly be expected.
The most difficult part was relocating the outlets which is a must to the bottom rail. It must be age but manipulating three sets of 12 gauge wire into one of the boxes is certainly a fete.
The detail of your product is really the best that I could find. Almost as if I had a master carpenter on site.
Just two concerns for other less versed homeowners. For some more detail on how to create a esthetic return on the chair rail might be helpful. I worked along side of my father for years, and being a dentist involved with detail this was not trouble for me. One other item is making sure that the installer installs clockwise for the entire room especially following the installation of the bottom and top rail otherwise the cuts of both will not match.
Wish you needed a spokesman for your product.
Thanks again and continued success."
"Good to hear from you! Project turned out great, we are having it professionally photographed. I will make sure that you receive ones that
show the columns.
I have another project currently underway and may need some millwork on the second phase, will be in touch when we have second phase
Regards" - Pittsburgh, PA
"I was very satisfied with the product it was well made and reasonably priced. I was quite satisfied with your customer service and timely addressing of my custom request for base molding to match my column kits. The shipping company was excellent the product arrived well packed and was undamaged." - Huntington, New York
Thank you for asking for feedback.How satisfied are you with the cost and craftsmanship?Very satisfied. The columns made a significant improvement to our home.How would you rate your overall experience with our company?Excellent! There was an advertised discount not being applied to my order, so I wrote an email about it. I received a reply almost immediately, saying that the discount had been applied. The items we received were exactly what we ordered, and they were in good condition. Also, the install was very easy.How would you rate your experience with the shipping company?Very good. The items arrived exactly on schedule, and in perfect condition. The packaging was bullet-proof.Best regards" - Austin, TX
I am extremely pleased with the assistance, support, ordering process, packaging, shipping and, most important, quality of the bead board product provided by your company. I am so glad that I ordered the individual fully PVC boards from you rather than purchase the large sheet products sold locally in the big box stores. Working with the individual boards was much easier than with sheets (of lower quality MDF construct) especially at inside/outside corners. I over-purchased a bit in the event of measuring miscalculations but the cost was well worth the knowledge I would not have to wait for additional deliveries. Thank you. Tom Smith, NJ
"I took this long to give you feedback because when the wainscoting was delivered the contractor simply put it into storage until yesterday. The wainscoting is beautiful. It is way beyond what I expected and both my contractor and his dad, a contractor as well, are very impressed with the quality and the design of the kits. They have not seen anything like it for years.As for price, I am more than satisfied at the cost. I was before or I wouldn’t have ordered it. Now I am really impressed.Dealing with you during the design phase was pleasant and professional. You were patient and timely with revisions and suggestions.The shipper was great. The truck showed up as scheduled and when the driver arrived he was more than amenable to working with the contractor to unpack the shipment.I have three quibbles with your company/product. The first two have to do with your website. I almost didn’t call you because it wasn’t really clear to me that you had all wood products to sell and it wasn’t clear that you had a design process to help someone like me to place an order. Your competitors are more demonstrative about their design process and the forms are available online without being sent via email as you did with me.The last point is about the product. The panels are exquisite. It’s all very classy. I would change the ¼ round floor molding to something with a little more style.When the project is completed I’ll send you some pictures. I am very happy and have no problem if you want to use me as a reference."
"I don't typically respond to surveys, but the experience I had with all facets of this project were an unsuspected joy... A little drama started after my first order where I forgot I was going to extend the backsplash above the sink. I called you guys and it was fixed with the help of a charming Floridian. I expressed a little doubt in the shipping protection during this call ( I didn't order much spare) and your employee almost laughed me off the phone with assurances it would arrive undamaged. Boy was she right. After I finally removed the product from the packaging installation was a dream... I've already recommended it to everyone I've met." - Indianapolis, Indiana
"Good Morning! I love the caps and bases but there aren't any instructions. I looked at your web page and found instructions for columns but not for caps and bases. Where can I find instructions?Thank you!" - Star, ID
"Good-afternoon,Very pleased with the order in how it arrived; easy installation and looks stately.
Your millwork is 2nd to None.My concern is why did the $$$$ price for ######-## jumped from $ 336.00 to $445.00, since we're not in inflationary times?With eventually need (2) more but not at that price.In addition, when I do order the 2 more I need, 1 10 x 8 one and the other one would be a 8 x 8.
for the (2) Panel B's on the 8 X 8 could they be milled to 6 inches (the side panels), just curious?Please advise,Much appreciated." - Hendersonville, TN
"We received the columns and installed them today. My carpenters said they are better than the last ones we used. We appreciate the attention to detail and the concern for getting them shipped promptly." - Lebanon, Pennsylvania
"I am very satisfied. The wainscoting was in excellent condition, easy to install, and looks great. I am very pleased with your company and would recommend your products. You kept me informed of when it would be ready and when it would be shipped. The product was packed expertly. No damage at all." - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
"The Raised Panel Wainscoting arrived yesterday. It was very well packaged and is now sitting in my dining room acclimating to the room temperature and humidity. The craftsmanship looks excellent. As a woodworker, I appreciate the attention to detail. My overall experience with your company has been very positive. All my questions were answered and PDF drawings were forwarded for my review. The cost of the product certainly is worth the product that was delivered. I envisioned routing these pieces myself for a long time and in seeing your product I am glad I bought them instead of milling them myself. You have done a much better job than I could have accomplished." - South Bend, Indiana
"I received my panels and did send an email to Customer Service that they are great and exceed my expectations. They came right on time. Thank you for your excellent service and I will recommend you!" - Chicago, Illinois
I couldn't have asked for a better transaction, from the ordering of my fluted columns to the delivery. Columns were packed very well, everything I needed was there. You can tell that they were manufactured well and the finished product looks fantastic.
"Yes, we received the wraps in very good condition. Shipping packaging was excellent. There was a 4 " long cut in the outer case of the packaging but the UPS agent was very thorough to make sure it was only on the surface and the internal packaging protected the wraps well. Thank you." - Christiansburg, Virginia
"Most impressed with your web site. It earned this order! Packaging was most impressive since I sell equipment into that industry I understand the investment to protect the final product." - Carrollton, Texas
"Thanks for writing! We are very pleased with our pillar, however we haven’t installed it yet on our project.
We have been busy with other business and will definitely recommend your company to others.
I’’ll send you photos, once we do finally get our remodel complete. Thanks!Best wishes!" - Cedar, MN
"Hello. I am very pleased with the cost and craftsmanship, my overall experience with your company, and with the shipping company. Due to a small setback however i haven't actually installed the column wraps yet. I am looking forward to it though which will be the final and finishing touch on a a solo, six year, basement finishing project. Thank you for great service!" - Landenberg, PA
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