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Exterior Cladding


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Exterior Cladding

A home's exterior cladding is its first line of defense against wind and bad weather. This lesson walks through the most common choices available to weatherization specialists and their customers, including vinyl panels, lap siding, stucco, brick, and synthetic stone.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe common exterior cladding systems
  • Discuss how brick veneer siding is detailed to manage moisture
  • Identify synthetic stone exteriors
  • Explain the difference between one-coat and traditional three-coat stucco
  • Recognize a range of new exterior trim products

Watch our example videos for this lesson by clicking on the link(s) below:
Exterior Cladding

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