Scope of Work: Front Column Wrap
Town: Morristown, NJ
Timing: 2 days
The stately front columns of this Morristown, NJ home were beginning to rot at the bottom. Where the column meets the front porch and the rain water and snow collect causes problems for natural wood. We reconstructed these columns with composite to protect them from future rot.
Column Wrap With Composite
Firstly, all the rotted wood was removed. This was primarily on the base caps, but also included the entire left half column that butts up against the wall of the home. In both these instances, water can get trapped or pool near the small spaces between the column and the house. That is what caused the rot for both the half column and the base caps. Lastly, the crown from the top left column was also removed.
All of the rotted wood was replaced with Azek composite trim. This composite material looks like wood, but doesn’t rot like natural wood. AZEK trim can also be used around bay windows, like this project we completed in Basking Ridge.
Afterwards, the painters painted the composite white to match the existing.
In just two days, we replaced and repainted portions of these columns, making them much more durable.
More Exterior Carpentry Projects
We make these types of carpentry repairs every day of the week. Did you also know that our carpenters can also build new decks, or reface wood decks with composite? We also can construct new porticos, pergolas and wood or composite porches. To see some exterior carpentry projects we’ve completed, check out our exterior carpentry gallery or our deck gallery.
An Estimator will come to your home and discuss your project. For most work you’ll receive an electronic written estimate on the spot.
Call Monk’s at 973-635-7900 to schedule your free estimate today!