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How to weatherproof open end of Turncraft column capitals

How to weatherproof open end of Turncraft column capitals

Old 08-15-16, 04:53 AM
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How to weatherproof open end of Turncraft column capitals

Hi All - I recently had Turncraft fiberglass columns with Turncraft Capital and Base installed. The top of the capital is "hollow" meaning that the top facing up is open such that rain, birds, bugs, etc. can get in. The capital is not flush with the fascia of the supporting porch roof since the column needed to be set for correct weight-bearing placement. Looking for ideas of what material to use to fill in the open top of the capital to seal it from the weather and critters who may want to nest in it! Thanks in advance for your ideas.

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Old 08-15-16, 04:57 AM
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Has it been installed yet? maybe cover it with aluminum. If installed pics showing how it intersects with the fascia could be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
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I build a little "roof" out of aluminum trim stock and use caulk to hold it in place. There is a bit of a trade off in appearance versus bird resistance. A slight pitch, almost flat is often not visible but birds love to sit and poop on top of it. With a steep pitch birds won't perch on it but then it's visible.

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