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Aluminum Exterior Components with Wood-Grain Look Designed for High Performance

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Minnesota Residential Building Contractor, 1 Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor

MN Contractor Credit |  WI Contractor Credit
Luke Jannicke
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Access for 180 day(s) after purchase.


Using wood accents on commercial & residential exterior facades is a growing trend. Wood accents have also maintained their popularity in the interiors of homes and commercial spaces. Using real wood has maintenance challenges. Aluminum components made with a wood-grain look provide flexibility in architectural design and low maintenance for the end-user.

Course Outline
  • Types of Exterior Component Materials 
    • Wood
    • Composite Materials
    • Plastic/PVC (vinyl)
    • Fiber Cement
    • Stucco
    • Veneer Stone
    • Aluminum
  • Anodizing 
  • Powder Coating 
  • Sublimation 
  • Wood Grain Aesthetics 
  • Why Use Aluminum Architectural Elements 
  • Performance of Aluminum Products
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Cladding Installation
  • Fencing Installation
  • Deck Installation

Learner Objectives
  • Identify architectural component materials and discuss material selection
  • considerations
  • Describe aluminum architectural elements in terms of their manufacture, components, and function
  • Discuss the use of aluminum architectural elements and evaluate their performance benefits
  • Explain how to properly install and maintain aluminum architectural components


"This course was very informative! I learned a lot about extruded aluminum uses I never knew about!" Kevin Dewall, K DeWall Construction

"Great education on aluminum." Del Krusenstjerna, Shaw / Stewart Lumber Co.

Quiz Info

After the course, you will need to take a 10 question quiz. To pass the quiz, you will need to get a score of 70% or higher.

Credit Info

This course has been approved for one hour of MN residential contractor, remodeler, and building official continuing education by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, and one hour of WI Dwelling Contractor Qualifier CE by the Wisconsin Dept. of Safety & Professional Services. If you are eligible to receive continuing education credits, your information will be electronically reported to the appropriate agency within 7 business days of course completion.

Access Info

Your online course is accessible 24/7. The course will be available to you for 180 days from purchase date.

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Hallmark Building Supplies Inc.

Luke Jannicke entered the construction industry in 2014 while working in civil marine culvert remediation in Queensland, Australia. In his current role, Luke is a Business Development Manager for Hallmark Building Supplies. As a Certified DuPont Tyvek Specialist, Luke primarily works in commercial construction with a focus on exterior solutions and partners with architects, specification writers, and builders to ensure building envelope solutions are specified and installed correctly.

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