PVC Column Wraps: Secret Weapon for Contractors

MAUMEE, OHIO – Contractors eager to hide ugly wood and steel columns have made PVC Column Wraps by Fypon one of the most requested items in the company’s impressive line of urethane and PVC products.

Since their launch in the marketplace six years ago, more than 50,000 of the award-winning Fypon® PVC Column Wraps have been installed on residential and commercial projects nationwide.

The unique semi-assembled, two-piece design of Fypon PVC Column Wraps come in a complete kit with the cap, base, installation cleats and caulk adhesive. The external installation cleats – which never touch the center post --- make installation a breeze by making them easy to reach and providing flexibility in positioning. The low-maintenance PVC wrap goes around pressure treated wood posts or steel to give a more finished look to an exterior column. The PVC pieces resist rotting or attracting insects, making them appealing for use in all areas of the country.

“One of the best aspects of this product is the free movement of the wrap around the post to create the best alignment of the columns in relation to each other and in alignment with a porch,” says Ohio contractor Steve Roth. “Even if the support structures are not exactly parallel to one another, this floating wrap allows me to perfectly line up the columns. And, if the structural pressure treated lumber posts happen to twist or warp over time, it’s not a problem because the column wrap is not affected.”

Roth, who has installed the PVC Column Wraps on several projects, believes the effortless installation of each wrap can be completed in less than 15 minutes. “This is a fast out-of-the-box-and-onto-the-house installation,” says Roth. “After attaching the top and bottom cleat the unit is screwed to the floor and ceiling. The whole process can be achieved in 15 minutes or less.”

50 Column Wraps on One Home

North Carolina builder Chris Senior is also an advocate for Fypon PVC Column Wraps. He installed 50 of them on his family’s four-story home several years ago to accent the decks and porches that run the length of his custom home.

“I wanted to make this home perfect for the three generations of my family living here," says Senior, president of AnchorageBuildingCorp.com out of Wilmington. “In this location, it’s all about the water views. That meant using products I can rely on for years of low-maintenance living that complement the overall look of the home.

“Fypon PVC Column Wraps fit every one of my goals. I couldn’t be more pleased with them. Economically, they are extremely cost-efficient and I find they save on installation time and job site labor.”

Fypon offers the non-structural PVC Column Wraps in Plain, Fluted, Raised Panel, Double Raised Panel, Recessed Panel, Double Recessed Panel and Tapered styles. Optional caps and bases are available.

Fypon pieces come pre-primed, ready for installation. All products need to be glued and nailed or screwed to the wall, then painted to your preference. To locate the closest Fypon dealer to you and learn more about Fypon products, visit http://www.fypon.com/dealerlocator/

Fypon® offers thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of America’s homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-proof, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visit www.fypon.com.