This course will explore different types of rainscreens. We will look at systems that are non-structural, structural, and proprietary. This course will cover an overview of these rainscreen examples and technical details for specific construction types such as wood framed, steel framed, and masonry walls. It will review the rationale behind good rainscreen design and some of the design requirements stipulated by codes, standards and best practice references.
Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause building defects, as well as health ailments for building occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. This course will review causes of moisture intrusion, specifically forces that drive rainwater into a building. We will identify rainscreen technologies, testing standards for rainscreens, the importance of considering wind loads and how commercial architectural wall panels can be used as a rainscreen.
LP ArmorStrand featuring Dryvit TAFS3 is an innovative system that represents an alternative to traditional stucco applications.
See what a James Hardie re-side project is like from the perspective of these homeowners.
A homeowner in St. Paul, MN turned to James Hardie products to refresh her 102-year old wood house while maintaining its historical integrity.
A complete James Hardie exterior offers distinct advantages over wood-based siding products, such as engineered wood siding. Here's why... Engineered wood siding products fall short when it comes to key measures of siding performance.
Learn why this Minnesota contractor chooses James Hardie products over wood-based products: dimensional stability with the look of wood.
Support your business growth with hands-on training. With the James Hardie Contractor Alliance program hone skills, elevate your marketing efforts, increase profits and stay one step ahead.
Reduce the guesswork of your job estimates with just your smartphone and the James Hardie Contractor’s Eye™ 3D Home Estimator powered by HOVER. This app allows you to easily and accurately obtain exterior measurements and a 3D rendering of a home, helping you save time and money.
This course is designed to increase your knowledge of extruded aluminum trim systems as applied to multifamily building construction. The course will cover multifamily design trends, ways to create a modern aesthetic with aluminum trims, available aluminum trim options, and three case studies related to multifamily construction with extruded aluminum trim systems.