A Comparative Analysis of Residential Siding Products

This course will provide a survey of the most common residential siding options, including an in-depth exploration of treated engineered wood siding. This learning unit will identify the pros and cons of each residential siding option, and will also explore the environmental impacts of each throughout its life cycle. Finally, this course will explore ways in which treated engineered wood siding can contribute to earning points or meeting standards of leading green building certification programs.

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A Rainscreen Solution Using Fiber Cement Architectural Wall Panels (on-line version)

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can cause numerous building defects as well as health ailments for building occupants. This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and will discuss how fiber cement panels can be used as a rainscreen to mitigate this moisture. We will identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM and AAMA testing standards that measure their performance. By the end of the course you will understand basic design approaches and guidelines for installing fiber cement panels as a rainscreen.

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Enhancements to Natural Stone Veneer through Dry Cast Technology

This course will cover why you should use manufactured stone veneer, including its features and benefits, as well as design and installation considerations for the product. It will explain the dry cast thin veneer manufacturing process and technology, as opposed to wet cast thin veneer, and the differences that lie between the two.

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Meeting Fire Codes with OSB

This course provides an overview of fire-rated cementitious coated OSB (FRCC OSB), sheathing. It looks at wall and roof sheathing applications in terms of its structural and performance properties, as well as its most common applications.

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Sustainable Extruded Aluminum Trim Profiles Deliver Aesthetics and Durability (Print Course)

With today’s focus on green materials, detailing needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements. Specifying trim for use with fiber cement siding is one instance where a knowledge of detailing can contribute to both. Available in a number of configurations, extruded aluminum trim can add architectural distinction to both the interiors and exteriors of a wide range of building types.
This course will identify the sustainability features of extruded aluminum architectural trim, as well as its benefits, design options and moisture management considerations.

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Learn how to install one-piece PVC column wrap

Install VERSATEX - VERSAWRAP PVC One-piece column wraps in seven easy steps.

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The Look of Rock, Stone or Brick for a Fraction of the Cost

Perfect for residential or commercial buildings, the GenStone panelized system not only looks authentic, but it also provides numerous features and benefits not available with other siding options. Learn more in this informational video.

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APEX Siding System - Sustainabililty

APEX Siding System is a revolutionary new siding system that dramatically improves upon virtually every single critical area of performance and aesthetics. As a company we are committed to seeking new ways to further reduce our impact on the environment and leave as small a carbon footprint as possible.

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APEX Siding System - Low Maintenance

APEX Siding System will resist fade and will never require painting. Combined with seams that don't require caulk at installation or throughout its lifetime, it's the easiest to maintain home exterior on the market.

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APEX Siding System - Installation

APEX Siding System is a fully integrated, cohesive system that is brought together through precision installation to give any home a distinct, "APEX look" that radiates quality craftsmanship.

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