Taking Sides: Resilient, Sustainable Vinyl & Polymeric Siding
Exterior cladding is a vital component of any project—it not only protects the building envelope from environmental conditions, but it also sets the tone for the overall building design. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss architectural polymers, such as vinyl and polymeric siding, that help create a sustainable, resilient, and aesthetic building exterior. Participants will learn how best to incorporate vinyl and polymeric siding and other siding products into any project in order to protect the building and keep it looking great for years to come.
- Compare and contrast exterior cladding options, such as wood, fiber cement, brick, and vinyl siding, for their durability, sustainability, and cost-efficiency
- Identify the environmental benefits of architectural polymers, such as vinyl siding, as well as their increased performance, resiliency, and lifecycle
- Evaluate colours and profiles available for vinyl and polymeric siding in order to specify the best option for each application and its unique design needs
- Illustrate how polymeric siding and accessories can solve various challenges in the construction industry, including labour and supply shortages, by examining some case studies