wood vs fiberglass composition columns
I live in a 102 year old house in Northern California. I am adding a covered wood veranda over a to be brick patio. I am trying to respect the original design which is why the brick surrounded by concrete. I am having the moldings milled to match existing. However I need 8, 14 inch columns. I understand the new fiberglass columns are really hard to tell from the wood (which I have on my entry on the other side of the house) and the upkeep might be easier (south facing), I paint often. Rot is not much of a problem as we only have rain for 4-5 months. of course my house is almost entirely redwood. I feel guilty thinking of fiberglass but the new wood things are not as good as the old redwood. Advise. If fiberglass which Co. makes the one most like wood.