covered porch railing
Hey!! Our builders are currently in the process of places "posts or columns" on our front porch. It is a covered front porch that extends approx 30 feet across. Sorry I don't have a picture right at this time. They were placing the columns that extend from the concrete floor to the top of the porch. However when trying to space them far enough apart so that there doesn't look like there is too many they end up right in front of windows. Builder said that they cannot be more than 10 feet apart due to railing. Are these columns necessary for support because I see some porches that have 1/2 column posts that are secured to the floor of the porch but only go as tall as the railing. Is this an option or do they have to be full columns?
Phew...I have no idea how to ask this question. :-) I hope someone can follow it and give some advice. :-)