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COPPER TOP SLIPOVER POST CAPS

 

AVAILABLE STYLES: BALL CAP, CROWN, HIGH POINT AND PLATEAU

Available colors:
Black
Copper
Green
Patina Green
Pewter
Stainless Steel
White

Remember to go by actual post size.
High Point Copper Post Cap
High Point Post Cap
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Black High Point Post Cap
patina green post cap
Patina High Point Post Cap Ball Cap
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Pewter High Point Post Cap
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Stainless High Point Post Cap
white post cap
White High Point
copper post cap
Copper High Point Post Cap

8x8 /10x10

Copper Ball Cap Post Cap
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Stainless Ball Cap Post Cap
Plateau
Copper Plateau Post Cap
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Black Plateau Post Cap
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Stainless Plateau Post Cap
Crown Copper Post Cap
Copper Crown Post Cap

8 x 8 and 10 x 10 sizes available only in cedar.
Most sizes available in cedar, treated and redwood.

Metal Post Cap Construction

Individual Full Metal Post Caps (no wood skirt) are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and colors.

Frequently Asked Questions About Full Metal Post Caps

FAQ 1:
What is powder coating?

Our white, green, and patina copper postcaps are all treated with powder coating. Powder coating is a dry finishing process, using finely ground particles of pigment and resin which are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the part to be coated. The parts to be coated are electrically grounded so that the charged powder particles projected at them adhere to the parts and are held there until melted and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality finish that is also environmentally friendly.

FAQ 2:
What does "patina" mean?

The natural weathering of copper is the result of the corrosive attack of airborne sulfur compounds. This leads to a gradual change in the surface color. the final color is different and depends on the location and local weather. Salt, moisture, sunlight and orientation can effect the final color. In general, copper changes in hues from a natural salmon through a progression of russet browns, grays and finally to a blue-green or green-gray patina.

FAQ 3:
How do I keep my copper postcap from turning green?

There is no permanent protection system that will protect copper from weathering. There are clear coatings that will provide short-term protection for exterior applications and longer-term protection for interior applications. Our copper postcaps are treated with a clear-coat to minimize discoloration during handling and installation; however, the coating will eventually break down due to ultra-violet rays and normal weatherization. Depending on the climate and sun exposure, this process can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.

Copper Metal Post Cap Maintenance
Our copper post caps come with a thin, clear coating designed to protect them before and during installation. Once they are exposed to the elements, the sun’s ultraviolet rays, moisture, and pollution begin to break down this coating, exposing the metal underneath.

Copper is sensitive to air and oxidizes (tarnishes) faster in moist air. Unfortunately, no permanent protection system will keep copper from weathering. Our copper post caps have a temporary thin layer of lacquer or polyurethane to minimize discoloration during handling and installation, but the coating will eventually break down due to moisture, ultra-violet rays, pollution and other environmental conditions, and normal weatherization.

The natural weathering of copper, resulting from the acidic attack of airborne sulfur compounds, gradually changes its surface color. The final color varies and depends on location and climate. Salt, moisture, sunlight, and orientation can all affect the final color. In general, copper progresses from a natural salmon color to a series of russet browns and grays, and finally to a blue-green or gray-green patina. Caps will vary in color as they weather, but eventually those variations will even out.

Colored Post Cap Maintenance
Our metal post caps come in a variety of colors, including white, green, real patina, pewter, and black. These colors are a powder-coated, baked-on finish that is extremely hard and durable, requiring little or no maintenance.


COPPER POST CAP SPECIFICATIONS

(all in inches)
BALL CAP, CROWN, HIGH POINT AND PLATEAU POST CAPS
Available Style Item Reference Actual Post Size Inside Post Cap Dimension Outside Post Cap Dimension
B, C, HP, P 4 x 4 Nominal 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 3-5/8 x 3-5/8 5-1/2 x 5-1/2
HP 5 x 5 Nominal 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 4-5/8 x 4-5/8 6-1/2 x 6-1/2
HP 5-3/4 Special 4-3/4 x 4-3/4 4-7/8 x 4-7/8 6-1/2 x 6-1/2
B, C, HP, P 6 x 6 Nominal 5-1/2 x 5 1/2 5-5/8 x 5-5/8 7-1/2 x 7-1/2
HP 6 x 6 Full 6 x 6 6-1/8 x 6-1/8 7-1/2 x 7-1/2
HP 8 x 8 Nominal 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 7-5/8 x 7-5/8 10 x 10
HP 10 x 10 Nominal 9-1/2 x 9-1/2 9-5/8 x 9-5/8 11 x 11
B=Ball Cap C=Crown HP=High Point P=Plateau


COPPER POST CAPS AND FINIALS

Federal Globe Finial Pineapple Post Cap Pineapple Post Finial Pyramid Post Cap Round Pan Style Post Cap
Federal Globe
Post Cap
Federal Globe
Finial
(No Base)
Polished
Pineapple
Post Cap
Polished
Pineapple
Finial

(No Base)
Pyramid Post Cap Round Pan Style
Post Cap

Copper post caps and finials will create a look of elegance and tradition.

Our products are manufactured using the Old Age Technique of "Spinning" which makes each style a unique piece of art.

Post caps and finials made of 100% copper will acquire a Patina look over time.

Protect the "end grain" of each post from weathering or deterioration.

Each design is available in multiple sizes from 3 inches to 5½ inches.

Regardless of your type of post material, these copper post caps and finials are the right product to meet your needs.

NEW ! The Copper Round Pan Style top fits a variety of post sizes, with measured inside openings of 3" to 15", in 1/4" increments. The round pan style cap slips over the post and mounts with 2 brads. The round slipover style cap will also help protect the end grain of the post an covers ugly splits and checks that are exposed. The post top is 100% copper and will turn to an 'aged' patina color over time.  

COPPER TOP SLIPOVER POST CAP INSTALLATION

Copper Top Slipover Post Caps
Apply exterior adhesive to top of post. Place post cap over post and adjust to desired fit. Stainless steel nails may be used, but are not necessary.

Copper Post Caps and Finials
Apply exterior adhesive to top of post. Place post cap over post and adjust to desired fit. Copper screws should be used to secure the post top.

COPPER POST CAP SHIPPING

Direct from our warehouse in Alabama via UPS and Fed Ex.

COPPER POST CAP SPECIFICATIONS

(all in inches)
COPPER POST CAPS
Available Style Item Reference Inside Post Cap Dimension
F, PP, P 358W 3-5/8 x 3-5/8
P 418W 4-1/8 x 4-1/8
PP, P 534W 5-3/4 x 5-3/4
P 418W 4-1/8 x 4-1/8
P 758W 7-5/8 x 7-5/8
P 4x6W 3-5/8 x 5-5/8
F=Federal Globe Copper Post Cap, PP=Pineapple (Polished) Copper Post Cap, P=Pyramid Copper Post Cap

COPPER POST FINIALS - NO BASE
Available Style Item Reference Available Sizes
F FGNB Small and Large
P PPNB Medium and Large
P=Polished Pineapple Copper Post Finial (no base), F=Federal Globe Copper Post Finial (no base)  




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