Fiberon Composite Decking used as cladding on side of building.

Benefits of Using Composite Decking as Cladding

With spring showers covering the Kansas City area, many homeowners are wondering how they can better manage all of the water along the outside of their homes. One solution is to use cladding, which is a type of covering that lives on the exterior of your home. Cladding is a great way to help deflect excess water from your structure, while adding a visual statement. Some composite decking, like styles by Fiberon®, have begun to be used as cladding, creating a versatile, practical way to keep water damage away.

Using composite decking as cladding has a number of benefits, including:

Environmentally-Friendly Materials
Even though cladding is helping to lessen the effects of Mother Nature on your home, using composite decking helps to support the environment. Since composite materials are made from recycled elements, using them for your cladding will help to keep your eco impact small, protecting both your home and the planet.

Increased Durability
Composite decking is stronger and able to last longer than traditional wood as cladding. Able to withstand wind, hail, and almost anything else the weather can throw at it, composite decking also resists rot, stains, and warps while still channeling water away from your house regularly.

Stunning Style
Get the look of real wood cladding, without the hassle of maintenance. When you opt for composite decking as your cladding material, you can customize the color and grain detail of the boards to fit your home’s style. Plus, thanks to its superior durability, composite decking requires virtually no upkeep to stay in top shape.

Before the next rainstorm soaks the Kansas City metro, consider opting for composite decking as cladding for your home. This eco-friendly solution will both add curb appeal and protection to your property, ensuring a beautiful, healthy home for years to come.


To learn more or to find the right composite decking cladding for your home, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.