Pilasters and pediments are common in neighborhoods across the greater Baltimore area. A classic choice for many home styles, these decorative additions can help any home shine. Both pediments and pilasters create a grand effect on a minimal budget and can improve home value, restore your home to its original style, or ready a home for sale.
Are you looking for advice on exterior door pilasters and pediments? The door pros at Master Seal are here to help. Serving the greater Baltimore and D.C. area, our company provides skilled consultations and installations of storm doors, patio doors, and entry stores alongside pilaster and pediment construction. Whether your project is big or small, the team at Master Seal is here to improve the value and aesthetics of your home. Call us now at 855.608.1580 to learn more about our services.
What Is an Exterior Door Pediment?
An element of classical architecture, a pediment, is a low-pitched triangular gable on the front of a building. Today, pediments are typical on many buildings, including homes. They commonly take a triangular or half-circle shape above an entry door. While some homes or larger buildings may have window pediments, the scale of most homes is best for door pediments. The pediment is a style that has survived through the ages, made popular by ancient Greek architecture. Today, most pediments are cosmetic, meaning they are an additional, non-structural component of a home’s exterior. This decorative purpose makes them a great way to customize the exterior of your home at an affordable price.
What Are My Options for Pediments?
Pediments are often wood or alternative composite materials that may reduce the risk of rot and reduce annual maintenance. Most commonly, they come in three, four, and six-inch styles, allowing for different aesthetic choices. Versions of the original triangular shape, half-circle, and acorn are the most common. In most cases, pediments are present in conjunction with pilasters, a non-weight-bearing half-pillar that frames an entry door. Also an element of ancient Greek architecture, fluted, paneled, and plain pilasters can be combined with a range of pediment styles to complete an entryway. Some pediment options include:
- Acorn combo
- Crosshead with keystone
- Peak combo
- Rams head combo
- Segment sunburst combo
- Plain segment combo
While these styles are common in three and four-inch pediments, taller six-inch pediments can also include a half arch, creating an effect to visually lengthen an entry door. No matter the style, pediments can help tie neighborhood architecture together, bring attention to a home, and lower exterior maintenance when made with newer materials.
Benefits of Master Seal’s Exterior Pediments for Your Home
Pediments can help you create a grand entrance to your home. Traditional pediments are wood. Full-wood pediments are heavy and prone to weather, rot, and pests. At Master Seal, our exterior pediments are water-based and environmentally friendly. Made from Urethane Millwood, the benefits of our exterior options include:
- Exceptional paint hold
- Will not rot
- Lower maintenance than wood alternative
Based in Parkville, Maryland, Master Seal works with clients across DMV. Our pediment and pilaster service areas include:
- Baltimore City
- Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore County
- Montgomery County
No matter the complexity or style of your home improvement project, the team at Master Seal can help. We have the style and expertise for your home with a range of pediment and pilaster options. Since 1994, we’ve satisfied over 40,000 customers to realize their home improvement dreams—no matter the size or scope of a window and door project. Find out how pediments and pilasters can help you improve the value and look of your home. Call us now at 855.608.1580 to schedule your free in-home consultation.