This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create aesthetic, enduring, and moisture resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and its occupants. We will discuss other more commonly used products and the issues faced with each. We will also consider life cycle costs of various cladding options, including polymer. Finally, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to install polymer extrusions as cladding. We will explore doing so on different substrates, detailing around openings, transitions between differing cladding materials and how to handle joints between cladding components with the goal of using polymer as a resource to promote health, safety, and welfare of both people and the environment.
Nat Whitehurst is the AZEK Building Products Area Sales Manager for the west coast of Florida. He has been with The AZEK Company for 7 years. He has received numerous awards from AZEK including Salesman of the year in 2015. Nat was instrumental in developing Decking as Cladding for AZEK and worked on some of the first projects using this application.
Nat has been in the building industry since graduating from college. He worked originally on the homebuilding side, first for a production builder and then a custom home builder. He then transitioned into sales, working for an engineered concrete products manufacturer before moving on to work for The AZEK Company. Nat’s understanding of multiple facets of building has greatly helped him be a better resource for his customers.
Nat and his family live in Sarasota, Florida. He enjoys spending time with his family (especially if it’s in the outdoors), fishing, hunting and coaching his kids’ sports teams.