Complete Guide to Trex® Composite Cladding™

Exterior cladding puts contemporary curb appeal within reach for homeowners in need of elegant, worry-free armor for their new construction or expansion project.

Unparallelled Performance

Cladding is tested to withstand extreme weather conditions including hurricane-force winds. Cladding holds its color over the life of the product, whereas IPE wood weathers over time if left untreated.

Easy Installation

Apply cladding to your home's exterior vertically or horizontally to either a ventilated rainscreen or open-joint facade system, using conventional tools and methods.

Sustainable Style

Cladding uses 95% recycled plastic film and reclaimed sawdust, and is backed by our 25- and 50-year warranties.


1" Square Edge Board
Traditional installation using deck screws.

Board Thickness
0.94 in (24 mm)

Board Width
5.5 in (140mm)

Board Lengths
12 ft (365 cm), 16 ft (487 cm), 20 ft (609 cm)

What is Cladding?

Cladding is a construction term that refers to the process of applying one building material over another, primarily to add a layer or protection against the environment. While an important factor in weather resistance, cladding also improves the insulating properties and aesthetic appearance of a building.


A properly installed cladding system helps a building resist cracking caused by extreme temperature fluctuations, sunlight, strong winds and airborne pollutants such as mold. Cladding protects the material underneath from moisture caused by rain and snow and, with certain materials, can require less annual maintenance.

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Cladding Installation Guide

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