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.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the sustainability features of extruded aluminum architectural trim.
  • Summarize the aesthetic and environmental benefits of specifying extruded aluminum architectural trim.
  • Explore the profile and finish trim options that are available for use with fiber cement siding.
  • Discuss moisture management and the use of aluminum flashing when designing durable sustainable moisture-free structures.