What is a Rainscreen Cladding System?

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A rainscreen cladding system is an exterior wall detail that consists of an outer skin (the cladding) and an air cavity between this skin and the inner structure of the building. This system is designed to protect the building from weather elements while allowing for ventilation and drainage. Rainscreen cladding is becoming increasingly popular in …

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What is a Rainscreen System?

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A rainscreen is an exterior wall detail where the siding (wall cladding) stands off from the moisture-resistant surface of an air barrier applied to the sheathing (sheeting) to create a capillary break and to allow drainage and evaporation. The rainscreen is the siding itself but the term rainscreen implies a system of building. Ideally, the …

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