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6th Annual MVP Awards: Exterior

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6th Annual MVP Awards: Exterior

The Most Valuable Product Awards showcase the best in new building product design, innovation, and functionality. Here are the winners in the Exterior category

April 11, 2024
6th annual MVP Awards Exterior category





Tantimber ThermoWood wins in the 6th annual MVP Awards
Image: Tantimber

Thermowood is a sustainable alternative to endangered South American hardwoods and various environmentally damaging petroleum-based wood imitations and hybrid products. It is dimensionally stable, extremely durable, and will not warp in extreme temperatures and environments, the company says, while still being workable. The practical and environmental benefits of the product, as well as its pleasing aesthetics, elevated it to the top of a competitive category.


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Gendai siding


Nakamoto Forestry Gendai siding wins in the 6th annual MVP Awards
Image: Nakamoto Forestry

Gendai is sustainably sourced and ethically produced shou sugi ban siding—an exterior cladding made exclusively from Japanese cypress that is charred as a preservative heat treatment. The product is black in color with a water-based finish. Traditionally called “arai” meaning “washed,” Gendai is brushed once to remove the textured charred surface, leaving behind a smooth appearance and dark hue. The burnt fiber crevasse shadows are subtle and create a silky color with charred grain details throughout.



Wildwood Cladding


Fiberon Wildwood cladding wins in the 6th annual MVP Awards
Image: Fiberon

Free of toxic chemicals and made with 94% pre- and post-consumer recycled content, Wildwood composite cladding is a highly sustainable alternative to traditional wood cladding. It has several performance characteristics that make it an ideal solution for rainscreen applications, such as being hydrophobic and resistant to rotting, cracking, insects, and decay. The product features an open-joint profile and is available in a variety of board lengths and widths, combining the beauty and warmth of wood with the durability of high-performance, low-maintenance materials.

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