Architectural Fiberglass Detailing by Stromberg

Building featuring details in architectural fiberglass. Architectural fiberglass details created by Stromberg.

Architectural Fiberglass Detailing

Architectural  fiberglass is an incredible, flexible material that can literally be made into just about anything imaginable – from restoring an ornate Art Deco building to creating a modern building with classical features to embellishing a building with whimsical touches.

Types of Architectural Fiberglass Detailing

Depending on the type of fiberglass material selected, there are numerous architectural details that can be created and manufactured:

  • Domes and Interior Domes
  • Ceilings
  • Sculptures and Bas Relief
  • Wall Panels
  • Signage
  • Pylons and Backlit Columns
  • Cove Moldings and Moldings
  • Facades
  • Balustrades
  • Fountains
  • Cornices
  • Porticos
  • Cupolas
  • Roofs
  • Planters

Challenges with Restoring or Creating Architectural Details

Before restoring or creating any architectural details to fit the time period or the architectural style, there are a number of issues to address.

If it is a restoration project, minimal alterations to the buildings and its environment are the main objective. The key goal is to recreate the distinguishing original qualities and distinctive architectural features. Before restoring those details, it is important to know the products, materials, and historic basis of those details. Not every architectural detail can be repaired, so the key challenge is matching color, texture, design and any other visual qualities to the original remaining features so that a perfect reproduction can be created.

Even on new construction projects, architectural details can be challenging to create, especially if the architect and the building owner are looking for something truly unique or complex.

Range of Architectural Fiberglass Materials

That’s where architectural fiberglass can deliver the solution. Here are some of the commonly used architectural fiberglass materials available:

  • Translucent Glass Fiber: Using translucent glass fiber allows an architectural detail to be lit from the inside, providing a completely different and dramatic effect.
  • GFRP: Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic is commonly used in the building industry to create a wide range of architectural details used on old and new structures.
  • GFRS: Glass Fiber Reinforced Stone combines cast stone and fiber reinforced materials to make the architectural details appear as if they have been carved from quarry stone. The details also have the durability found in the stone materials used so they can last for generations to come.
  • GFRC: Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete is a composite of cement, glass fibers, aggregates and polymers that can be used for many architectural details. This combination of materials offers additional strength and durability.
  • GFRG: Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum is a thin and lightweight material used on internal architectural details that are not subject to dampness. These details include interior domes, ceilings, internal columns, fireplace surrounds and medallions just to name a few.

The Exceptional Stromberg Experience

Stromberg Architectural Products has a long history of producing stunning architectural fiberglass details. The team has completed more than 1,600 projects, creating architectural details for major restoration and construction projects for hotels, casinos, churches, government buildings and historical structures all over the world.  If you are ready to get started on your architectural detailing project and want a free custom quote or you need more information, call the Stromberg team at (903) 454-0904 or fill out the online form.

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