Use Advanced Decking as Cladding for Fresh Curb Appeal

Sept. 5, 2017

As more homeowners choose wood alternatives when building their homes, AZEK Building Products is seeing an increase in Americans embracing technologically advanced decking.

To capitalize on this trend, AZEK has debuted a new application of its decking as cladding rain screen for the ultimate curb appeal.

Each AZEK Deck collection features a natural, wood-like aesthetic and is resistant to mold, mildew and moisture damage. AZEK also won't splinter, rot or warp. Plus, its stain, scratch and insect resistance makes it a perfect, low-maintenance cladding alternative.

AZEK decking as cladding is also a long-lasting alternative because it does not require painting or sealing for protection. AZEK is scientifically engineered to last because it is protected with Alloy Armour Technology, with a 30-year limited fade and stain warranty.

"There's a very strong exterior design trend of architects and homeowners incorporating wood planks as accent walls on homes to add a warm visual," said Patrick Barnds, general manager of Decking at AZEK Building Products. "It's really a natural progression for us to make our premium decking available as cladding. It's the same beautiful look as exotic woods such as Ipe and Mahogany at a very attractive price. And, with our advanced technology, the product will stay beautiful for decades to come."

AZEK is the first leading alternative decking manufacturer to be issued a code compliance research report for using its products in residential cladding applications. That third-party research report provides builders, architects and building code officials with confidence that AZEK Deck in its Vintage, Arbor and Harvest Collections are quality products. Each has gone through rigorous testing to meet the necessary requirements for cladding applications.

"Since AZEK has three decking collections in over a dozen colors, homeowners are sure to find a solution that allows them to upgrade their current exteriors," said Barnds. "With no routine painting or sealing needed, they will love AZEK decking as cladding just as much as they enjoy AZEK Deck in their backyards."

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Topics: Building Green, Exteriors, Foundations, Home Design & Plans, Remodeling, Siding


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