Azek Decknology Blog

AZEK® First to Offer Decking as Cladding for Residential Homes

Homeowners across America are gravitating towards a new trend, designing dramatic exterior accent walls. To achieve this effect, many select exotic and tropical woods. This may provide a unique “pop” of color, but wood cladding is not sustainable and is anything but low-maintenance.

At AZEK® Building Products, innovation is what propels us forward. We are thrilled to announce we are the first leading alternative decking manufacturer to be issued a code compliance research report for using its products in residential cladding applications. A vast portion of the builder, architect and design community already knows our high-performance, composite decking products are 100% smarter than wood.  Now we can provide yet another innovative application for homeowners looking to upgrade their curb appeal.

Patrick Barnds is General Manager of decking at AZEK. He had this to say about the new program, “Decking as cladding is a natural progression for us. Since AZEK has three decking collections in over a dozen colors, homeowners are sure to find a solution that fits their style aesthetic. With no routine painting or sealing needed, homeowners will love AZEK decking as cladding just as much as they enjoy AZEK® Deck in their backyards.”

AZEK decking as cladding has even more benefits for homeowners, including no splintering, rotting or warping.  It’s also resistant to mold, mildew and moisture damage. At the same time, contractors & builders can move forward with confidence knowing our high-quality products have gone through rigorous testing for cladding applications. We also offer an industry-best 30-year Limited Fade & Stain Warranty.

To learn more about AZEK decking as cladding, visit our new cladding webpage at