Featured Wood Rain Screen Project Designs

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Over the past five years or so, many of our clients have sent us some great pictures of their wood rain screen projects using the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System. There have been some absolutely stunning rain screen designs and installations. They have incorporated some exciting hardwood cladding species such as Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Machiche and other wood siding into their rain screen designs.  

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Topics: rain screen design, Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

Wood Rain Screens – Not Just for Rain

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

Wood rain screens are being designed and built all over the world nowadays – and they’re not just a pretty facade – they really get the job done, quietly and effectively. The architecture and design community throughout North America is really embracing the sustainable functionality of rain screen systems.

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Topics: wood rainscreen, rain screen

How Does a Wood Rain Screen Work?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

All wood siding looks naturally beautiful from the outside. It’s the ‘what’s going on behind the siding part’ that varies using different types of installation techniques. It is now becoming widely recognized that wood rain screen systems provide additional layers of protection that allow a home or building to breathe and shed moisture properly. The wall cavity (gap behind the siding) is the key to best performance.

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Topics: rain screen

How Does a Wood Rain Screen System Work and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 06:12 AM

Even though wood rain screen construction has been around for well over 800 years, it’s only been within the last twenty years or so that builders, designers and property owners have started building with them in North America.  They not only look beautiful, but a well-designed wood rain screen can help protect your home and your health. Although all wood rain screens look pretty on the outside,  be aware, the performance of each type of rain screen varies significantly. See how.

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Topics: wood rainscreen, wood siding

Ipe Siding Vertical Wood Rain Screen in Manzanita Oregon

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 06:12 AM


Inside and out, this sparkling renovation redefines coastal warmth and understated elegance. Shannon Baird of SBaird Design helped to guide this project from inception through fruition. Together with custom builder Tod Phillips of Wood Specialty Construction, they completed an extensive remodel of a beachfront home in Manzanita Oregon that had been sadly neglected over several decades. 

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Topics: Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, ipe siding, ipe rain screen

Rain Screen Design: To Wood or Not to Wood?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 6, 2016 @ 06:12 AM

"Whether you prefer real wood siding or the look of real wood in a low maintenance rain screen cladding, your design options have improved significantly."

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Topics: rainscreen design, rainscreen

Cedar Wood Rain Screen Installation on Atlantic Ocean

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 06:11 AM

When 2015 Builder of the Year, Michael Scarpa, founder of Coastal Construction Management, LLC was faced with a unique design challenge, the Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System was selected to address design and functional challenges on this ocean front custom home. This new home replaced the demolished existing home and was expertly built directly on the oceanfront in Old Saybrook, CT.

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Topics: rain screen installation, wood siding