Wildwood Cladding FAQ
Why should I choose Wildwood composite cladding?
Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding provides the unrivaled beauty and warmth of wood combined with the durability of high-performance, low-maintenance composite materials. It provides a long-lasting, sustainable alternative to traditional wood cladding and offers a solution for projects that require the beauty of wood with long-term warranted performance.
What testing has Fiberon cladding passed?
Codes are constantly being updated and changed. For more information, contact our customer service reps.
Fiber Composites, LLC (dba Fiberon) is the first leading wood-alternative decking manufacturer to be issued both a Florida Product Approval number (#21959) and a Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation (TDI MC-18) for use of its products in rainscreen cladding applications. See all testing evaluations below:
- Performance Evaluation Report PER-17111
Florida Product Approval Number #21959
Meets Florida Building Code Test protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)
- TAS 201-94 Large and small missile test standard: Design Pressure +120.0/-120.0 psf
- TAS 202-94 Uniform structural load standard: Design Pressure +120.0/-120.0 psf
- TAS 203-94 Uniform cyclic pressure test standard: Design Pressure +120.0/-120.0 psf
- Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation (TDI-MC-18)
- NFPA 268 Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitability of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source (PASSED)
- Approved for use in High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ)
- In TAS tests, Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding surpassed capabilities of fiber-cement and engineered wood claddings.
FLORIDA PRODUCT APPROVAL NUMBER
Set by the state of Florida for all construction trades. Products with this designation have been approved for use throughout Florida, including in Hurricane Zones. Specifiers should request the Product Approval page as evidence of approval. Once a product has been awarded a Florida product approval number, no state building commission can require additional testing, evaluation, or documentation. To learn more, visit https://www.floridabuilding.org
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE PRODUCT EVALUATION
Approval means our product has been evaluated for compliance with the wind loads specified in the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC). To learn more, visit http://www.tdi.texas.gov
NFPA 268 Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitability of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source. Used for code and other regulatory purposes, specification and design purposes, and research and development activities. Conducted under controlled laboratory conditions, this is a testing methodology to measure and describe the ignitability characteristics of exterior wall assemblies and their potential of contributing to fire growth. Fiberon cladding products meet the standard.
Where can I find Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding?
Contact customer support for additional information on samples and obtaining Wildwood composite cladding for your project.