Any home building contractor who needs to build a porch or replace existing porch columns for his client is lucky to have a wide range of options on the market today. Cutting back on the somewhat disorienting variety of column selections, he needs to let the homeowner decide on a price range within reach first. After doing so, the homeowner can choose a specific style, opt for a specific material in the acceptable price range, or pick a material he/she likes and decide on the different styles offered within the chosen material.
Building supply dealers all over do not sell uniform-looking porch columns. Instead, companies in Long Island, such as Contractor Express, offer pillars made from assorted materials, such as wood, fiberglass, and synthetic stone. Choosing one, however, often proves a bit tricky due to the sheer amount of variety.