Getting Decked – And Choosing How That Happens
In Getting Decked – And Choosing How That Happens, you'll learn ...
- Material options for decking and balconies, including wood, aluminum, porcelain, concrete and man-made products
- Advantages and disadvantages of each decking material
- How decking material impacts the chosen method of support
- Installation, durability, maintenance and life-cycle considerations for the various deck material options
Despite our need for shelter from elements that can kill us, we have always sought opportunity to get back into or close to nature. We do prefer to do so on our terms, rather than whatever climate and circumstances nature decides to offer when we feel that need. A large part of our effort to reunite with nature has revolved around creating outdoor spaces adjoining our houses. There, we can get outside to enjoy favorable climate conditions, at whatever time we choose.
These outdoor spaces go by many names and have manifested as lanais, porches, screened enclosures, patios, etc. The most common outdoor spaces, constructed and attached to homes in western cultures, are outdoor decks, balconies and patios. In this course, we will explore options available to build decks and balconies, structures that are usually supported at some point above grade.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The evolving use of different materials to construct usable outdoor surfaces
- Strengths and weaknesses of each available outdoor surface option
- Different coating options, used to cover and protect outdoor wood surfaces
- Strengths and weaknesses of different coating materials used to protect wood surfaces
- New surfacing options that have been developed to overcome decking material limitations
- How surfacing materials are being combined to minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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