Trimming out wood or steel columns is now a snap, thanks to Fypon’s PVC Column Wraps. The installer fastens a top and bottom cleat, surrounds the post with the two-piece wrap, screws it to the cleats, and caulks the joints — a 15-minute process, the manufacturer says. The wraps come in various tapered and nontapered styles, including fluted, raised-panel, and recessed-panel. Caps and bases are also available. Prices range from $225 to $800 per column.

Fypon, 800/446-3040, fypon.com.