I have five porch post that are made of wood and have to paint every few years on my vinyl sided house that I will be re siding here soon. My question is what can I replace the porch post with or cover them with so I don't have to paint any exterior places I hate to paint. They are 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square on the top and bottom and have been turned in about the middle two feet so I think I might have to pull these out not sure if they can be covered or is there something better I can just put in either metal or vinyl that will go with a vinyl sided house.
You would have to remove them to put a vinyl post sleeve on them. Or you can get them wrapped in aluminum. I've done that quite often, especially if the soffit and facia are aluminum also. There are also composite posts available that you can get in pretty decorative designs if you are pulling them out.
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