Composite Porch Materials

The Perfect Material for Architectural Authenticity

Composite porch materials give you the option of using lighter weight yet very durable porch columns, balustrades (porch railings), and other porch components. From load bearing columns to porch railings and decorative exterior trim, composite materials may last for generations.

Composites have the advantage of being of lighter weight and yet are load bearing, meaning they can support the weight of the structure for which they are designed. They definitely add an air of sophistication to many homes.

The Maison Carrée at Nîmes in France
Maison Carree, a Roman Temple
Composite porch materials allow you to add the elegance of Roman and Greek style columns (like those above)and balustrades onto you home or business without the weight and cost of natural materials.

We appreciate Royal Corinthian® for allowing us to feature their composite porch materials giving you insight and options for your own porch and home. Learn more about Royal Corinthian® below.

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Royal Corinthian® uses polyurethane, fiberglass, and synthetic stone to create sophisticated architectural components to enhance the look of your porch and home. Their composite components are engineered to have the look and feel of natural materials.

Royal Corinthian® Fluted Columns on front porch
Architectural Porch Columns


Composite Porch Materials for Columns

Fiberglass and Fiberglass Column Covers

There's fiberglass and then there's Royal Corinthian® fiberglass. Royal Corinthian enhances the typical fiberglass process by using calcium carbonate, a finely crushed rock. If you were to knock on it, it would create a sound like thin stone.

Their RoyaLite™ Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer or FRP column covers are constructed in two halves with lap joints making for easy assembly on site. Since they are comprised of 35% to 40% fiberglass along with polymer resin and gel coat, they can be painted and are rot resistant resulting in low maintenance.


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Royal Corinthian® Ionic columns on front porch
Round Tapered Fiberglass Ionic Columns


Royal Corinthian® Fiberglass fluted columns on front porch
Fiberglass Fluted Porch Columns


Royal Corinthian® Fiberglass column covers on front porch
Fiberglass Column Wraps


Synthetic Stone Columns

There's nothing quite like the look of stone for a sophisticated appeal. RoyalStone™ synthetic stone columns are hollow yet load-bearing which means they will support your porch roof.

They come in your choice of textures (lightly textured to smooth) and several colors, too. The color permeates the material reducing the need for extensive repair if scratched.

Weighing much less than natural and cast stone columns, RoyalStone™ synthetic stone columns typically only weigh between 60 to 4000 pounds depending on size. They also have the ability to lower the overall weight of a column if required for your specific construction project.


Royal Corinthian® synthetic stone tuscan columns on front porch
Synthetic Stone Tuscan Style Porch Columns Make a Statement


Royal Corinthian® twist rope columns on front porch
Synthetic Stone Twist Rope Porch Columns


Royal Corinthian® synthetic stone columns on front porch
Synthetic Corinthian Style Fluted Stone Columns


Composite Porch Materials for Balustrades (Railings)

While columns support the porch roof, balustrades add a measure of safety and create the overall appeal.

Fiberglass Balustrades

Why fiberglass Royal Corinthian® balustrades? They offer a unique advantage in that compared to their other systems, their structural railings can span 20 feet, require minimal maintenance, and can be painted.

Creating a unique design for your home is easy as they have over 50 standard balusters and a wide assortment of rails, newel posts, post caps, and decorative finials and trim pieces. Mix and match to create a special look.


Royal Corinthian® fiberglass balustrade on front porch
Fiberglass Balustrades Enhance the Charm of This Lovely Home


Royal Corinthian® double balustrades on home
Fiberglass Balustrades Capture the Beauty of This Home


Royal Corinthian® fiberglass staircase balustrade
Sophisticated Fiberglass Stair Balustrade


Synthetic Stone Balustrades

Royal Corinthian®'s synthetic stone balustrade systems have the look and feel of stone yet weigh substantially less and more affordable. RoyalStone™ balustrade systems consist of spindles, rails, posts, caps, finials and hardware.

You may choose from several colors (or color mixes), textures and finishes.

Royal Corinthian® synthetic stone balustrade on front porch
Synthetic Stone Balustrade Makes for a Grand Entrance


Royal Corinthian® curved synthetic stone balustrade design
Synthetic Stone Balustrade with an Elegant Curved Design


Royal Corinthian® synthetic stone balustrade on porch in winter
Stately Synthetic Stone Balustrade in Winter


From the ancient Egyptians who in 2600 BC erected stone columns to reflect bundled reeds to today's columns made from composite materials, porch columns not only add structural strength but also beauty and sophistication to homes and businesses.

Whether you prefer the simplicity of the Tuscan style or the intricacies of the Corinthian style, Royal Corinthian are experts at emulating the architecture of ancient civilizations.

Royal Corinthian® logo

Royal Corinthian is a family owned manufacturing company that has been manufacturing fiberglass and synthetic stone architectural columns and balustrades for well over 20 years. Born in a garage, Royal Corinthian began fabricating synthetic stone balustrades and shortly after, columns.

Premier products include porch columns, balustrades, and a multitude of other covers, cornices, domes, fireplace surrounds and more. In addition, the also manufacture a wide array of mill work to include but not limited to crown molding, corbels, brackets, medallions, louvers, dentils, and appliques.

We hope you take a bit of time to see what Royal Corinthian has to offer.





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