ARCHITECTURAL RAIN SCREEN DESIGN 

Climate-Shield® Rain Screen Wood Siding System 

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This page includes architectural rain screen information, specifications and design options for the Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System. Climate-Shield's rain screen technology allows architects, builders and owners the flexibility to design and install rain screen wood siding horizontally, vertically or diagonally without having to worry about how to layer furring strips or creating complicated designs for horizontal furring strips.   

When installed with Mataverde® Rain Screen Hardwood Siding you have a handsome and healthy rain screen system which will add sustainable design and beauty to your home or structure. Contact us anytime for assistance with your rain screen design.

 


 

DESIGN FLEXIBILITY WITH THE

CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM

 

 The Climate-Shield Rain Screen System is efficient and versatile: 

•  Install hardwood or softwood cladding vertically or horizontally

•  Completely eliminates the need for wood furring strips

•  Climate-Shield Clip eliminates the need to drill or pre-drill siding

 

Climate-Shield Rain Screen System Vertical Wood Siding Application

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CS STANDARD vertical rain screen wood siding profile

 

Climate-Shield Rain Screen System Horizontal Wood Siding Application

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Climate-Shield Standard rain screen wood siding profile

 


  

HORIZONTAL RAIN SCREEN INSTALLATION

Climate-Shield Starter Rail and 1x6 Wood Siding

 

1x6 horizontal siding with starter rail

 

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HORIZONTAL RAIN SCREEN INSTALLATION

Climate-Shield Starter Rail and 1x4 Wood Siding

 

Horizontal Rain Screen 1x4 Siding and Starter Rail 

 

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DESIGN DETAIL FOR TYPICAL TOP COURSE

OF CLADDING MATERIAL

 Horizontal Installation
  

At the top course of siding in the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, where the cladding will typically intersect a soffit, the siding should be ripped to the proper height to meet your design criteria. The drawings below depict a typical interface between the top course of wood cladding and the soffit.

For the most efficient design and installation, solid blocking is normally installed between the siding vent material for strength and efficient design functionality.

 
Climate-Shield 1x6 horizontal installation, under-soffit detail
 
Climate-Shield rain screen system- under soffit detail for horizontal wood siding installation

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DESIGN DETAIL FOR TYPICAL TOP COURSE

OF VERTICAL RAIN SCREEN CLADDING MATERIAL

Vertical Installation

 

At the top end of wood siding boards in a vertical rainscreen cladding installation of the Climate-Shield System, where the cladding will typically intersect a soffit, the siding should be cut 1/8" short to allow adequate ventilation at the top of the wall section.

For the most efficient design and installation, the rain screen clips are installed at the top of the vertical wood siding and siding vent material is installed below the rain screen clips. See illustration for vertical cladding under soffit detail. 

 

Climate-Shield 1x6 vertical installation, under-soffit detail
 
Climate-Shield Rain Screen vertical cladding installation under soffit detail

 


 

CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN CORNER OPTIONS

Custom Architectural Profiles and Custom Colors for 
Climate-Shield Rain Screen Aluminum Outside Corner
 

The Climate-Shield™ Rain Screen Aluminum Corner System can be designed and engineered to meet the unique needs of your project design. The Climate-Shield Aluminum Corner System can be powder coat finished to meet your design scheme objectives. 

Powder coat color pallette for climate shield corner system

Climate-Shield Rain Screen Aluminum Outside corners are available in many colors

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

 


 

CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM

Wood Outside Corner Assemblies

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Create a more traditional outside corner for your Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding System with custom wood outside corners to match your wood siding.

Designed in a wide variety of profiles, thicknesses and patterns, these attractive wood outside corners which can be built on-site or designed and built for you in our architectural woodshops.

 

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  CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM

Inside Corner Architectural Detail

 

To complete the sleek lines of your rain screen design, don't forget to consider how you will treat your inside corners. A typical inside corner is built on site using wood blocking attached to the outside of the building envelope. Then you can attach the same material you have selected for your wood siding material to fasten to the blocking for a clean matching appearance.

You are free to select blocking and the finish material in sizes that best achieve your design goals.  In the adjacent architectural drawing of the inside corner detail, the designer chose to let the inside corner sit about 1/2" proud of the siding. 

Depending on how pronounced you would like this architectural detail to appear, you may select larger or smaller sizes for your blocking and finished material on your inside corner.

Climate Shield Inside Corner Assembly Detail
 

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 ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

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1X6 RAIN SCREEN INSTALLATION DETAIL

Climate-Shield Rain Screen Starter Rail
 

The following architectural drawing shows a Climate-Shield Rain Screen 1x6 installation detail and fastening layout with rain screen starter rail on a building envelope using structural sheathing.

climate-shield rain screen 1x6 starter rail installation


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1X4 RAIN SCREEN INSTALLATION DETAIL

 Climate-Shield Rain Screen Starter Rail

 

The following architectural drawing shows the Climate-Shield Rain Screen 1x4 installation detail and fastening layout with rain screen starter rain on a building envelope using structural sheathing.

 Climate-Shield 1x4 Rain Screen Installation Detail using Rain Screen Starter Rail
 
 

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ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS FOR UNDER-SOFFIT DETAIL

 Horizontal Wood Rain Screen

 

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VERTICAL RAIN SCREEN SIDING INSTALLATION ASSEMBLY

Shown with Climate-Shield Vertical Siding Starter Rail

 

For vertical rainscreen wood siding designs, the new vertical siding starter rail makes design and installation of the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System easier than ever  (shown below).

Climate Shield Rainscreen Vertical siding installation assembly
 

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 CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM DETAILS 

Aluminum Outside Corner Assembly

Climate Shield Aluminum corner system with cumaru hardwood siding

 
Climate Shield Rain Screen Aluminum Outside Corner Assembly Detail

Climate-Shield Outside Corner Assembly

• Creates a clean crisp architectural feature for your rain screen wood siding design 

Aluminum outside corners protect the ends of the wood siding boards

Climate-Shield Aluminum Outside Corners come in a standard mill finish in 12' lengths

Custom powder coated colors available upon request

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CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM DETAILS   

Aluminum Outside Corner Components

 

The Climate-Shield Rain Screen Outside Corner Base Component is installed prior to installing the wood siding to your rain screen design.  After the wood siding installation is completed, the Climate-Shield Outside Corner Finish Component is attached to the Base Component using a rubber mallet.

 

Climate Shield Aluminum Outside Corner Components

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RAIN SCREEN SPECIES AND PROFILE OPTIONS

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CSI Specifications for the climate-shield system

 

 


 

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 CLIMATE-SHIELD ATTACHMENT CHANNEL

WALL ASSEMBLIES

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CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN ATTACHMENT CHANNEL CSAC8

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The Climate-Shield CSAC8 rugged 8' marine grade aluminum attachment channel is carefully constructed to provide a secure fastening attachment over non-structural exterior sheathings and masonry. It's unique design will simplify installation/reduce costs, extend a project's lifetime and ensure top performance when used with the following Climate-Shield Rain Screen wall systems.

 


 

CLIMATE-SHIELD ATTACHMENT CHANNEL

WITH INSULATED SHEATHING

Wood Studs Wall Assembly

 

The Climate-Shield Attachment Channel for insulated sheathing over wood osdr steel studs is excellent for insulation up to 1" thick.  For thicker insulated wall assemblies, you may prefer to design with Z-girts.

Climate-Shield Attachment Channel - Exterior insulated sheathing and wood stud wall assembly

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CLIMATE-SHIELD ATTACHMENT CHANNEL 

Exterior Gypsum Sheathing & Steel Studs Wall Assembly

 

The Climate-Shield Attachment Channel works exceptionally well for exterior wall assemblies using exterior gypsum or cementitious non-structural panels over steel studs. 

Climate Shield Attachment Channel   Exterior gypsum and steel stud wall assembly

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CLIMATE-SHIELD ATTACHMENT CHANNEL 

Concrete or Masonry Wall Assembly

 

The Climate-Shield Attachment Channel works very well to create a solid attachment for the rain screen system over concrete or masonry wall assemblies.

Climate Shield Attachment Channel Concrete wall assembly

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CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN DETAILS

Commercial Building with Exterior Insulation

 

Climate-Shield Rain Screen Z-Girt installation

 

It is becoming increasingly more common for exterior insulation to be applied outside the traditional building envelope. This sustainable design practice is intended to help reduce the building or structure's energy consumption and makes sound environmental and economic sense. Climate-Shield has developed a Z-Girt to facilitate efficient installation of the rainscreen system in a design requiring exterior insulation.

Whether your project is a commercial building design using metal framing and exterior gypsum, or wood frame construction using exterior insulation, the Climate-Shield Z-girts work extremely well to provide strong fastening points, ease of installation and design flexibilty for your rain screen system. 

ABOVE: Photo illustrates a typical commercial building wall section using Climate-Shield Z-Girt, Rain Screen Cladding and Exterior Insulation.

 

CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN DETAILS

Using Typical Building Materials for Commercial Building Design and Construction

Architecual Details for climate-Shield Rain Screen using exterior insulation (typical)
  

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ALL RAIN SCREEN WOOD SIDING PROFILES

ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING MATAVERDE SPECIES

 

  • 1x4 Ipe Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 1x4 Cumaru Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 1x6 Ipe Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 1x6 FSC Ipe Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 Ipe Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 FSC Ipe Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 Cumaru Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 FSC Cumaru Rain Screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 Garapa Rain screen hardwood siding (East Coast only)
  • 5/4x6 FSC Garapa Rain screen hardwood siding (East Coast only)
  • 1x6 100% Pure FSC Machiche Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 100% Pure FSC Machiche Rain screen hardwood siding
  • 5/4x6 100% Pure FSC Santa Maria Rainscreen Hardwood siding

Additional rain screen wood siding species are available upon request. Contact us for more information.