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November 2017 Product Briefs: Exterior Cladding

Dec 04, 2023Dec 04, 2023

Castagno Woodtime

What appears to be wood planks are actually 40" x 120" porcelain slabs. Monocibec's digital-printing technology means its surface patterns can mimic other building materials, from natural stone to wood. Meanwhile, resistance to temperature changes, stains, and water penetration make porcelain a resilient low-maintenance choice for creating ventilated facades. Slabs here attach to a concealed system of aluminum-alloy brackets.

Cumaru Rainscreen Siding

Besides being able to resist the effects of damp weather, this cumaru wood rainscreen wears well over time and offers builders the option of working with a sustainably harvested hardwood. The cladding also resists termites, mold, and mildew and is Class A rated for flame spread.

Truten A606

With a 3" x ⅞" corrugated profile, Bridger Steel's A606 was designed as a structural metal for bridge building that would need little maintenance. Applied to facades, it can add character and a layer of weather protection derived from the company's film of copper, phosphorous, and silicone. Ideal for dry climates, the panels are available in lengths of up to 30' in custom pre-rust shades.

Highline Wall Panel

Available in aluminum as well as 22 and 24-gauge steel, these LEED-eligible panels can be installed vertically or horizontally on exterior walls, in 45 colors. Petersen Aluminum offers a 30-year warranty on the finishes.

Geolam Hybrid Aluminum/WPC

This composite is not susceptible to the splintering, fading, or decay that affects natural wood. And, unlike unadulterated wood, the material can be bent to accommodate different radii and directions. The components include recycled aluminum and resin, which contain no chlorine, CFCs, PVCs, formaldehyde glues, or solvents. geolam

New architectural cladding products from Monocibec, Bridger Steel, Advantage Lumber, Petersen Aluminum Corporation, and Extech.

Kelly Beamon was the products editor for Architectural Record and managed the monthly products newsletter Material World. Before joining the staff of RECORD, she worked as a senior editor for This Old House and Interior Design, and as the managing editor of Surface. As the executive editor of HD magazine, she moderated talks on design trends for HDExpo, an annual hospitality design conference held in Las Vegas. She has also been quoted on design by the New York Times, ABC News, and USA Today and has written columns on American house styles and kitchen and bath trends. She has a B.A. in English from Chatham University in Pittsburgh and 18 years of architecture and design writing to her credit. She resides in Brooklyn with two children, two guinea pigs, and threadbare period original furnishings by George Nelson, Kazuhide Takahama, Charles and Ray Eames, and Gustav Stickley.

Castagno Woodtime Cumaru Rainscreen Siding Truten A606 Highline Wall Panel Geolam Hybrid Aluminum/WPC