Alside,® a manufacturer of exterior building products, has announced the launch of the ASCEND® Composite Cladding System, a first-of-its kind solution that brings together beauty, simple installation, and a low total installed cost to create compelling value for homeowners, homebuilders, installers, and remodelers.
With tall exposures and the deeply grained look of real wood, ASCEND captures the high-end aesthetics today’s homeowners demand. Available in an array of 20 fade-resistant colors, its virtually maintenance-free finish is backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Its design enables quicker and easier installation than that of fiber cement, engineered wood, and other composite panels as it is installed in fewer steps and doesn’t require specialized equipment. It can even be installed by fewer laborers working at a time.
Not only is ASCEND a beautiful product, but it offers incredible value for builders and remodelers through cost savings, profitability increases, and productivity improvements. The goal with the development and launch of ASCEND is to provide at least a 10% lower total installed cost versus fiber cement and engineered wood while achieving the established and familiar look of real wood. ASCEND was engineered to offer a superior alternative to fiber cement and engineered wood by combining high-end aesthetics, versatility, and ease of use.