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Exterior Elements, Ornaments & Finishes

exterior elements buying guide

Balustrades | Porch Parts

Period Homes' Buying Guide to exterior elements, ornaments & finishes for classically-designed traditional homes. 

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Marvin

Marvin is a manufacturer of wood windows and doors that creates products inspired by how people live. They have a variety of product lines that carry over 11,000 standard sizes as well as custom shapes and sizes, and specializes in historic rehabilitation.

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aeratis oak alley porch

Aeratis

A solid, extruded PVC tongue-and-groove porch plank proven to out-perform wood and PVC products. Its durability and traditional design fortifies your porch floor against nature’s damage while standing up to the scrutiny of traditional architects, and historic societies.

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aeratis oak alley porch

Aeratis

A solid, extruded PVC tongue-and-groove porch plank proven to out-perform wood and PVC products. Its durability and traditional design fortifies your porch floor against nature’s damage while standing up to the scrutiny of traditional architects, and historic societies.

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Chadsworth Columns

Manufacturer of authentically correct architectural columns: complete line of columns, piers, pilasters & posts; interior & exterior; variety of sizes, styles & materials; 4 different grade levels of wood columns; interior molded ornament; millwork; shutters.

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Haddonstone (USA), Ltd.

U.S. based manufacturer of landscape ornament & architectural cast stonework: planters, fountains, sundials, statues, garden furniture, balustrades, gazebos, follies, columns, porticos, doors & window surrounds, cornices, molding, mantels & more; custom components.

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Jim Illingworth Millwork, LLC.

Manufacturer of custom wood windows, doors & moldings: for homes & historic buildings; matches any existing wood windows, doors, moldings; custom millwork.

Wiemann

Wiemann Metalcraft

Designer, fabricator, finisher & installer of custom ornamental metalwork: serves a national market with stairs & railings, fencing, gates, lighting, grilles, entry doors, gazebos, balconies, site furnishings & more; all cast- & wrought-metal alloys, finishes & architectural styles; since 1940.