Trex Co. Inc. is moving beyond the deck by introducing Trex Cladding, a high-performance composite siding at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
The new offering uses square-edge Trex Transcend deck boards, applied horizontally or vertically. The open-joint facade systems promotes airflow over the water-resistant barrier behind the decking, known as a rainscreen assembly.
Boards from the Winchester, Va.-based Trex are made from 95 percent recycled plastics and recycled wood scrap. It is best known as a decking maker.
"Rainscreen is extremely popular right now across the building industry and is a natural extrusion for us," said Adam Zambanini, president of Trex Residential. "The unparalleled performance attributes of our Trex Transcend boards make them ideally suited to outperform wood in rainscreen applications."
Trex Cladding is available in three board lengths and 10 colors.
In a noncladding addition, Trex at IBS also rolled out its Fire & Water Collection of fire pots and tables, and water spillways, bowls and planters that are made of copper and/or stainless steel. The fire pots have a burner design that creates a natural looking gas flame that resembles a wood fire. Custom Molded Products LLC of Newnan, Ga., makes the products for Trex.