Explore the strengths, weaknesses and environmental aspects of common siding materials used in single-family, multi-family and light commercial construction, and learn how these materials contrast with a next generation advanced mineral composite siding.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Understand the history of the development of common siding materials used in residential, multi-family, and light commercial construction.
- Be able to compare and contrast the positives, negatives, and environmental impacts of several widely used siding materials, including wood, vinyl, engineered wood, and fiber cement.
- Learn a definition of “resilient design” and what siding materials are most resilient in flood disasters.
- Be introduced to several next generation siding products with a focus on advanced mineral composite siding and the environmental, health and wellness, and resiliency issues it resolves.