Wood/Plastic Composite and PVC Decking: Sustainable Exterior Surfaces
Composite decking reflects the beauty of natural and exotic hardwood and offers many advantages over wood decking. This course discusses the features, installation practices, applications, and environmental benefits of using wood/plastic composite and PVC decking materials for residential and commercial design projects.
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Compare and discuss the differences between PVC, traditional composite, and capped composite decking materials.
Discuss the physical properties and performance characteristics of wood/plastic composite and PVC decking materials.
Detail application, installation, and maintenance techniques of different wood/plastic composite and PVC decking products.
Analyze the sustainability benefits and performance criteria of wood/plastic composite and PVC decking materials relative to qualifying for credits under green building programs.
Summarize design options and considerations for creating durable exterior decks for residential and commercial applications.
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