Out of the Woods: Modern Alternatives to Exterior Cladding
The timeless, elegant look of wood is a popular design choice. However, wood isn’t always the best option for exterior cladding. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss different types of exterior cladding used to achieve a wood-like finish and explore how testing methods and new technology can ensure your project’s wood-like exterior stays fresh for year to come.
- Identify different types of exterior cladding used to achieve a wood-like finish, including wood, fiber cement, PVC, and metal
- Evaluate exterior cladding types for their fire resistance, ease of installation, cost, and sustainability
- Discuss testing methods, such as fire resistance and wind load capacity, used to ensure exterior cladding can withstand the elements
- Explain new advancements, such as solar shield technology, that protects a building’s exterior and occupants from the negative effects of extreme weather conditions