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Richlite Cladding
Richlite Cladding


SINCE 1943



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.


• Slate color stays consistent

• Fast lead times

• Sheets available up to 60” x 144”

• Compatible with a variety of suspension systems

• Water resistant

• Class A

• Variety of thicknesses including standard 5/16”

• No edge sealing needed

• Easy on-site work



• Low rise commercial (<40’) exterior cladding

• Residential exterior cladding

• Soffits

• Garage Doors

Richlite Cladding
Richlite Cladding
Richlite Cladding
Richlite Cladding



Richlite Cladding


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

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Traditionally, we see the 5/16” thick panels installed on wood.


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

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

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.

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