Architectural Fiberglass Keystones

Keystones in Architectural Fiberglass

Architectural Fiberglass KeystoneArchitectural Fiberglass Keystone by Stromberg Architectural Products

A throwback to medieval architecture, the keystone once played a vital, structural role in architecture. In any structure that employs traditional arches, the keystone bears much of the combined weight and pressure of the arch. As such, keystones bore a significant burden, and needed to be made from only the finest stone, free of any imperfections, since even the slightest crack could compromise the building. Architects through the ages have understood the symbolic significance of the role of the keystone, and have incorporated them as central elements into a building’s decorative theme. Today, keystones are not as critical to structure, but they retain their status as a decorative architectural detail, not to be overlooked if you are going for a more traditional aesthetic. Architectural fiberglass keystones from Stromberg Architectural Products incorporate the historical significance of keystones, while balancing that significance with modern convenience and affordability.

Establish Yourself with GFRP Keystones

Architecture in America is varied, with different designs for different purposes. Some buildings are industrial, and have functional elements built into the structure. For others, the building performs a less direct, practical function. Instead, buildings like court houses, libraries or universities must be more attentive to the aesthetics of their structure. Different design elements are connotative, meaning that they bear a significance beyond their literal function. A keystone, for instance, performs a simple function in design as a supporting element for arches. However, it is connotative of the old world architecture, which gives an impression of establishment, rich history and affluence. This is especially valuable for any institution that wants to give an impression of having “been around for a while,” even if they are constructing a new building. With keystones from Stromberg, you don’t have to own an old building to give the impression of history and establishment.

Architectural Fiberglass Keystones Offer Classic Appeal with Modern Convenience

GFRP Keystone by StrombergTraditionally, keystones were made out of the finest cuts of stone available. However, that was a necessity of function. Today’s keystones aren’t nearly as structurally critical. It is therefore possible to fabricate keystones out of lighter, easier to work with materials, such as GFRP. Architectural fiberglass keystones are light-weight, easy to install and require significantly less structural support than natural stone. Architectural fiberglass is also extremely resistant to the elements, and will not dissolve, corrode, rot or crack over time, which is sure to save you time and money. With architectural fiberglass keystones from Stromberg, you don’t have to compromise.

Benefits of Stromberg Architectural Fiberglass

  • GFRP is light-weight, low-maintenance and highly durable.
  • GFRP is affordable, versatile and can emulate more expensive building materials like marble, and granite.
  • Architectural fiberglass is extremely weather-resistant and can stand up to high winds, acid rain and even hurricanes.
  • Architectural fiberglass does not require specialists or experts to install.

Let Stromberg Help You with Your Next Project

The artisans at Stromberg Architectural Products will work closely with you throughout the process to make sure your finished architectural fiberglass keystones are made perfectly to your specifications.

Stromberg can help with CAD details, design assistance and specifications. Contact them today at (903)454-0904 for a free custom quote.

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