Composite Wood Products in Cladding and Architectural Trim

Sponsored by Geolam

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand sustainable wood-plastic composite, its characteristics and types, and how it differs from traditional wood.
  2. Explain the manufacturing process involved in producing sustainable wood-plastic composite.
  3. Describe the appropriate applications and main benefits of sustainable wood-plastic composite in trim and cladding applications.
  4. Discuss the sustainable features and benefits in both the manufacturing process and life cycle of sustainable wood-plastic composite when specified for cladding and trim applications.
  5. Define the surface-burning characteristics of wood-plastic composite products and explain how they can be specified to achieve code compliance.


1 GBCI CE Hour
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
OAA 1 Learning Hour
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.

Wood-plastic composite products offer a compelling alternative to traditional wood cladding and architectural trim. These products replicate the look of natural wood but offer superior color retention and life-cycle performance while requiring little to no maintenance. This course will provide an overview of wood-plastic composite cladding and trim, with an emphasis on the sustainability benefits.

Photo of Wood Products in Cladding

Photo courtesy of Geolam