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Exteriors

  • Vinyl Siding for Exteriors

    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.

    Posted:
    March 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Siding, Exteriors
    Sponsor:
    Mastic
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Building Green with Vinyl Siding

    By the end of this learning unit, you will be able to define sustainability and green building, and list ways vinyl siding can contribute to points in leading green building certification programs. You will also be able to identify the properties that make vinyl siding sustainable. Finally, you will be able to analyze the life cycle assessment of vinyl siding. Take the course.

    Posted:
    August 2011
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Siding, Green Materials, Exteriors
    Sponsor:
    Vinyl Siding Institute
  • Exterior Shutters in 21st Century Architecture

    1 LU

    This course will compare and contrast shutter styles and profiles in modern architectural design. Shutters can protect fenestration, reduce solar heat gain and add aesthetic appeal. You will compare and contrast common shutter materials. The course briefly discusses typical building code considerations. Take the course.

    Posted:
    April 2010
    Subject(s):
    Windows, Exteriors
    Sponsor:
    The Tapco Group
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Real Wood Veneer: The Sustainable, High-quality Product Choice

    1 LU

    After reading this course you should be able to identify the two primary purposes of veneer. You will be able to compare and contrast the benefits of real wood veneer over solid wood and list at least five core selection materials. Finally, you should be able to identify opportunities where veneer products may be a viable option. Take the course.

    Posted:
    March 2010
    Subject(s):
    Exteriors, Building Envelope
    Sponsor:
    Contact Industries
    Certification(s):
    AIA