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MATTE BLACK

Richlite’s Slate color is the best matte black on the market which enhances the refinement to any residential or commercial property.

DECAY + WATER RESISTANT

Because Richlite is highly water resistant you don’t have to worry about rot, mold, and fungal decay.

LOW MAINTENANCE

No required painting, resealing or refinishing on the face or edges.

EASY TO INSTALL

Simply cut to size, drill and attach.

BENEFITS

• Slate color stays consistent

• Fast lead times

• Sheets available up to 60” x 144” (3660mm x 1525mm)

• Compatible with a variety of suspension systems

• Water resistant

• Class A

• Variety of thicknesses including standard 5/16” (8mm)

• No edge sealing needed

• Easy on-site work

APPLICATIONS

• Low rise commercial (<40’) exterior cladding

• Residential exterior cladding

• Soffits

• Garage Doors

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Richlite Cladding

COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY

Building a sustainable future has always been a part of the Richlite vision. Our products and processes help regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life for generations to come

Resources 

File Name

Download

 Richlite Cladding One Sheet

Rainscreen System Installation Instructions 

CSI 3-Part Spec Section 07420

Properties

MSDS

EPD

HPD

FSC

LEED

Residential + Commercial Exterior Warranty

Richlite Cladding
Richlite Cladding

MADE IN THE USA

SINCE 1943

WEATHER

RESISTANT

FAQs

Thickness

Traditionally, we see the 5/16” (8mm) thick panels installed on wood.

 Fasteners

Recommend colored match, stainless steel fasteners. Stainless Steel Fasteners:

SFS Intec, Inc. Fastening Systems (610) 790-2629

https://us.sfs.com/ Wyomissing, PA 19610

Expansion Contraction

We recommend allowing a 3/8” gap on all four sides of the panel.

Rain Screen

Richlite is best installed as a rainscreen application. This allows for equalized air on all 4 sides of the panel and allows for free thermal expansion and contraction. Traditionally, we see the 5/16”  (8mm) thick panels installed on wood (or Richlite) furring strips or extruded aluminum hat and J-channels spaced at 24” o.c. with color-matched stainless steel face fasteners.

Extruded Aluminum Suspension

Monarch Metal Fabrication (631)-750-3000

https://www.monarchmetal.com/

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Color Matched Screws

Best Materials LLC

Product ID: SMS12X112-TWS-CC 

Product Name: #12 X 1-1/2 inch Low Profile Panel Screws, 304 Stainless Steel, CUSTOM PAINTED (250) Special Attributes (if any): SPECIFY COLOR - BLACK

UV Stability

Our Slate color is the most color stable with UV exposure. It will patina over time; however, it has the least drastic color change of our color offerings.

Exterior Cladding

Richlite is often considered the best product for exterior cladding due to its durability, resistance to weather and ease of maintenance. It is a composite material made from resin-infused paper and is water-resistant, making it perfect for use in outdoor applications. Richlite is environmentally friendly as it is made from recycled materials and is highly sustainable. It is also fire-resistant and is an excellent thermal insulator, which makes it a popular choice for energy-efficient buildings. Due to its lightweight construction, it is easy to handle and install. These features make Richlite a great option for exterior cladding. 

Richlite is best installed as a rainscreen application. This allows for equalized air on all four sides of the panel and allows for free thermal expansion and contraction.

 

Richlite is typically 5/16” (8mm) thick panels installed on wood (or Richlite) furring strips or extruded aluminum Hat and J-Channels spaced at 24” o.c. with color matched stainless steel face fasteners.

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