Composite Cladding
  • General Information
    What Accessory manufacturers does Fiberon suggest for a complete Rainscreen system?

    Find our list of compatible accessory manufacturers here.

    What type of weather barrier should I use?

    Fiberon recommends installing a highly UV-resistant rainscreen weather barrier with Wildwood composite cladding. Note that the air gap between the weather-resistive barrier and exterior cladding can be as narrow as 3/8 in. This will still enable drainage and drying. Consider using a dark-colored air barrier to conceal gapping.

    How can architectural firms or commercial developers obtain Fiberon composite cladding samples?

    Complete this request form to receive a cladding kit or a specific color board.

    What type of weather barrier should I use?

    Fiberon recommends installing a highly UV-resistant rainscreen weather barrier with Fiberon Cladding. Note that the air gap between the weather-resistive barrier and exterior cladding can be as narrow as 3/8”. This will still enable drainage and drying.

    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.

    What is a rainscreen system?

    Learn more about rainscreen systems by reading our detailed article: Rainscreens and moisture management – what you need to know.

    What is Fiberon's expertise in composite cladding?

    Fiberon has worked to advance the appearance and performance of composite building materials without sacrificing our commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturing. We have led the way with innovative solutions that have become industry standards:

    • First molded and embossed solid, reversible wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking (1999).
    • First WPC decking with comprehensive spectrum of performance additives (2004).
    • First reversible, capped composite decking with multi-chromatic technology (Horizon, 2008).
    • First stain and fade warranty on capped composites (2009).
    • First cellular foam PVC decking with tropical, multi-chromatic technology (2013).
    • First composite cladding warranted for rainscreen applications (Concordia, 2015).
    • A high-performance, low-maintenance product created specifically for cladding and rainscreen applications (Wildwood, 2021).
    • An exclusive cap layer that protects against fading and staining (PermaTech).

    With its roots in decking applications, our composite cladding provides a level of durability, longevity and resistance to cracking, peeling and fading that other common cladding materials simply can’t match. Plus, Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding never needs staining, sealing, re-painting or refinishing, which significantly reduces long-term costs of ownership.

    Does Fiberon provide a complete rainscreen system solution?

    Fiberon offers a durable composite cladding that provides an elegant wood-like façade for a rainscreen application. Cladding is only one component within a rainscreen system.

    Other elements include: weather-resistive barrier (rated for continuous UV exposure), furring material, and flashing at all penetration points and cladding transitions.

    Note that the air gap between the weather-resistive barrier and exterior cladding can be as narrow as 3/8.” This will still enable drainage and drying.

    Fiberon composite cladding is a smart choice for rainscreen applications because it is easy to source, install, and maintain; does not absorb water readily; and is available in a wide range of rich wood tones, each with multi-tonal streaking and authentic grain patterns.

    Where can I find Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding?

    Contact customer support for additional information on samples and obtaining Wildwood composite cladding for your project.

  • Wildwood Cladding
    How can Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding be used?

    Wildwood composite cladding is meant for the following applications: soffits, ceilings, rainscreens and more. It should NOT be using in a decking application.

    What are the differences between the Wildwood Eden and Sahara Collections?

    Both collections feature the same durable composite construction and exclusive PermaTech cap layer to protect against staining and fading.

    The Eden Collection is inspired by lush, tropical forests and features an array of exotic hues including Wenge, Meranti, Tupelo, Mora and Koa.

    The Sahara Collection draws inspiration from arid, sandy landscapes and includes rich desert tones including Mulga, Palo and Sumac.

    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.