ASCEND® Composite Cladding System

  • Prize
    Winner in Construction Product - Outdoor systems and products
  • Company/Firm
    Alside®
  • Lead Designer
    Shawn Hardy
  • Design Team
    Nick Thompson
  • Project Date
    May 19, 2020
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The ASCEND® Composite Cladding System is an innovative solution that allows builders to do twice as many jobs compared to other materials, which also means a faster turnaround time for homeowners. The ease of installation is explained by ASCEND’s self-aligning stack lock, ideal for one-person hanging. No sealing, touching up, joint flashing, or caulking, either. Plus, an ASCEND plank weighs just 25% of a comparably sized fiber cement panel.

ASCEND also offers incredible value providing builders at least a 10% lower total installed cost, versus fiber cement and engineered wood, while achieving the established and familiar look of real wood.

Its patented (GP)2 Technology—glass-reinforced polymer and graphite-infused polystyrene—provides a Class A Fire Rating for both flame spread and smoke developed, strong wind load performance and impressive impact and R-2 thermal resistance. The ASCEND Composite Cladding System also is compatible with a range of trim, window and accessory options for a finishing touch at a variety of price points.

With a tall 7” exposure, ASCEND is available in 20 fade-resistant, virtually maintenance-free colors and is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.