Specifiers' Guide to Composite Cladding

Fiberon Cladding for Rainscreen Systems

Fiberon composite wood cladding offers benefits over other architectural cladding options:
  • Exceptional Aesthetics and Design Flexibilty
  • Outstanding Durability
  • Easy Installation
  • Low-maintenance and Low Cost of Ownership
  • Eco-Friendliness
  • Nationwide Availability
  • Industry-Leading Warranties

A key element in a rainscreen system, exterior cladding provides aesthetic appeal as well as protection against the weather. Most common cladding options can fade, crack, or peel, and require costly maintenance. Plus, many cladding choices absorb water quite readily, which compounds moisture management challenges.


For over 20 years, Fiberon composite decking products have been recognized for their durability, expansive color palettes, and multi-tonal streaking that mimics genuine hardwoods. Unlike wood, however, Fiberon composite materials are easy to maintain and retain their good looks year after year. In fact, architects and developers have been using our decking materials in alternative applications for years. Today, Fiberon has entered the composite cladding market; specifically, as a low-maintenance, wood-alternative cladding material for use in rainscreen systems. Fiberon is the first wood-alternative decking manufacturer to be issued both a Florida Product Approval number and a Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation for use of its products in rainscreen systems. Visit our cladding FAQs for more information.