COMPOSITE CLADDING PRODUCT DETAILS

Fiberon exterior cladding is a wood-plastic composite (WPC) board for use in rainscreen systems

Physical Features

Cladding Cutaway

  • Pre-finished boards made from durable wood-plastic composite with co-extruded, four-sided ®PermaTech cap layer that provides exceptional stain and fade resistance
  • Reversible boards work with horizontal, vertical, or diagonal applications
  • Ideal board-for-board replacement for 1x6 wood cladding
  • Works in open rainscreen applications in low-rise construction, in soffits, and screen facades
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Cladding boards available in 12 ft., 16 ft., and 20 ft. lengths
  • Nominal dimensions: .935 in. x 5.4 in.
  • Board Weight: 2.36 lbs./linear ft.
Color and Grain Pattern Options

Offered in two collections: Symmetry and Horizon

Symmetry Color Detail

  • Symmetry features a matte finish, subtle streaking, and four earthy colors: Burnt Umber, Cinnabar, Graphite, and Warm Sienna.

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Horizon Color Detail

  • Horizon features a traditional wood finish, dramatic streaking, and four distinct shades: Ipe, Castle Gray, Rosewood, and Tudor Brown.

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Eco-friendliness
  • Contains 94% pre- and post-consumer recycled content (plastics and wood scraps) (WARNING: California Proposition 65 and Fiberon Products)
  • Contains no toxic chemicals or preservatives (unlike treated wood products)
  • Releases no carcinogens during cutting (unlike fiber-cement products)
  • Diverts 70,000+ tons of wood and plastics from landfills and incinerators each year
Product Performance
  • Fade resistant (5 Delta E after weathering over 5 years)
  • Won't crack, splinter, peel, rot or decay
  • Resistant to mold or mildew
  • Not susceptible to insect infestation
  • Negligible water absorption
  • Not affected by freeze-thaw cycles
  • Provides long-term color retention
  • Structural tests have been performed for hurricane force debris impact resistance, deflection, and mechanical fastener holding power in rainscreen cladding applications:
    • Performance Evaluation Report PEI-17111
    • Florida Product Approval Number #21959
    • Meets Florida Building Code Test protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)
      • TAS 201-94 Large ad small missile test standard (PASSED). Design Pressure +120.0/-120 psf
      • TAS 202-94 Uniform structural load standard (PASSED). Design Pressure +120.0/-120 psf
      • TAS 203-94 Uniform cyclic pressure test standard (PASSED). Design Pressure +120.0/-120 psf
    • Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation (TDI-MC-18)
  • Introduced after 2 years of testing in controlled laboratories and commercial projects. Preceded by 10 years of in-situ applications with proven efficacy as a cladding component throughout North America and Europe
  • Access tech and testing docs, detail drawings, 3-Part Spec and more resources.
Fade Resistance

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Ipe wood, shown here, requires regular cleaning or restaining

Ipe wood, in this example, will fade up to a 50 delta E in just two years. Therefore, the upkeep on wood (pressure washing, re-staining, etc.) doubles the cost of ownership every two to five years.

Fiberon cladding, on the other hand, experiences a minimal 5 delta E change after five years. A polymeric cap layer containing UV inhibitors, and non-reactive pigments, give Fiberon composite cladding outstanding color retention and resistance to fading.

Board Fastening
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Fiberon Composite Cladding must be face fastened. Different fasteners result in varying aesthetics. Composite Deck Screws, which come in a variety of finishes, are recommended for best results. Coordinating colors virtually disappear, whereas a contrasting bright stainless steel adds a dramatic architectural effect. Please refer to Rainscreen Accessory Manufacturers for examples of fastener options.

We recommend using specially-coated fasteners or minimum 316 SS grade fasteners in areas in which salt water or salt spray could result in rust. High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ) require a minimum #9 x 2 ½” composite decking screw. Certain applications like metal framing may require screws with drill points.

Please see Cladding Installation Instructions for complete details.

Warranty

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Fiberon cladding is warranted for rainscreen applications

  • 25-year performance limited residential warranty
  • 20-year finish limited residential warranty
    • 20 years cracking and delamination
    • 5 years fading color change of 5 delta E
  • 10-year performance and finish limited commercial
    • 10 years cracking and delamination
    • 5 years fading color change of 5 delta E

See complete warranty details

More Resources

Tech docs
CAD files
Testing documentation and more