With today’s focus on green materials, detailing needs to meet both an architectural design aesthetic and sustainability requirements. Specifying extruded aluminum trim for use with fiber cement siding is one instance where a knowledge of detailing can contribute to both. 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

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