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Siding

  • PVC 101: The Benefits and Uses of Cellular PVC Trim

    This course is registered for 1 HSW hour with AIA and will look at the different types of PVC and their use and properties within the building industry. It will also look at the best design practices for the following materials: beaded ceiling, pre-fabricated corners, fabricated column wraps, window surrounds, skirting for homes, pergolas, soffit system, railing applications, fastening methods, painting PVC trim products and thermal expansion joint design. It will look at each of the markets where PVC can be used, ranging from residential jobs to historic preservation. Finally, the course will look at the different green properties of PVC.

    Posted:
    April 2012
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Siding
    Sponsor:
    Versatex
  • 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
  • Climate Zoned Cladding and Contemporary Solutions with Fiber Cement

    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.

    Posted:
    December 2009
    Subject(s):
    Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Siding, Insulation
    Sponsor:
    James Hardie
    Certification(s):
    AIA