- 1 LU AIA
This course is registered with AIA for 1 CEH. Vinyl siding products are the preferred exterior cladding material, in both new construction and remodeling projects because they have numerous advantages over other siding materials. Design preferences have increased the number of profiles and color choices. The sustainability of vinyl has proven significant, with products that include recycled content and environmentally friendly manufacturing procedures. Combine that with remarkable technical advances, and you have a product that looks great, is low-maintenance, and holds up to the elements. The extensive range of products, from wider profiles to vinyl siding with insulation to polypropylene-based injected molded shingles, has taken vinyl from a product associated with starter homes to the luxury home market. Take the course.
- March 2012
- Building Envelope, Siding, Exteriors
This program is registered with the AIA for 1 CEH. No matter what exterior cladding is selected, architects, designers and other building product specifiers want assurance that the homes they’re designing will look beautiful and are durable with the passage of time. Vinyl siding is the most popular exterior cladding in the United States and Canada for new construction and remodeling, as it is engineered for sustainability to meet today’s environmental challenges and new technologies allow vinyl and other polymeric siding to beautifully replicate woods, without wood’s maintenance issues or high cost. Options for profile design, colors, and architectural trim and accessories continue to grow so that vinyl and other polymeric siding can be used to achieve virtually any architectural style. Vinyl siding is the only exterior cladding with both third-party product certification and certified installer programs, both of which will be reviewed in this course. Take the course.
- December 2011
- Building Envelope, Siding, Design
- Vinyl Siding Institute
- 1 LU HSW/SD
After completing this course you will list common slection criteria for various siding options, describe why fire, wind and impact resistance are important for long term siding performace. You will define what fiber cement is and describe how it can be used for climate zoned cladding systems. You will compare and contrast the FCS cladding climate zones and illustrate how new panel cladding helps designers meet demands for contemporary commercial design and list six benefits of fiber cement siding. Take the course.
- December 2009
- Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Siding, Insulation
- James Hardie