Troy, AL - HB&G Building Products, the leader in porch and outdoor living products, is launching an offering of building code tested, structural fiberglass columns with the feel and appearance of natural rough sawn wood – PermaCast® RoughSawn®. HB&G PermaCast®, rated #1 in quality in the Decorative Moldings & Columns category by the 2016 Builder Brand Use Study, leads the industry in delivering innovative solutions to our nation's builders.
“I’m not going to tell you it’s just like wood,” says Jeff Byers VP Marketing at HB&G Building Products. “Wood columns and posts can be beautiful when first installed; but, as we all know they check, split, and twist leading to callbacks, complaints, and warranty issues. On some occasions, the wood columns can be delivered to the job site already checking or marked up from transportation and storage. PermaCast® RoughSawn® delivers the beauty of rough sawn wood without these issues.”
Made in the USA, RoughSawn® is manufactured utilizing the same technology used to produce HB&G’s extensive line of load bearing, spun cast fiberglass columns and carries a limited lifetime warranty, giving you peace of mind. RoughSawn® will not check, split, twist, or rot. Easy to install and maintain, RoughSawn® is insect and weatherproof, making it the perfect choice for applications where durability is a must. RoughSawn® is available in 8, 10 and 12” widths and 8, 9, 10 and 12’ lengths, making it a fit for any project. It can be stained or painted giving you design flexibility that alternative products do not provide. Similarly, textured trim and braces are also available to complete the look and deliver the curb appeal every homeowner wants.
“Customer-based innovation is ingrained into the culture of HB&G Building Products”, says Senior VP Sales, John Purvis. “The development of PermaCast® RoughSawn® was based on feedback we received in discussions with builders, remodelers and designers and their collective dissatisfaction with the issues created by the use of wood columns in exterior applications.”
PermaCast® RoughSawn®, like other HB&G structural fiberglass columns, has been tested and complies with 2015, 2012, and 2009 IBC and IRC. Its ICC Evaluation Service report number is ESR – 1361 and the report can be found on HB&G’s website, http://www.hbgcolumns.com/pdfs/ESR-1361.pdf. HB&G Building Products is the only fiberglass column manufacturer with a current evaluation service report.
Contractors and remodelers can reduce the risk of callbacks, and have peace of mind by selecting PermaCast® RoughSawn® for your next project.