RAIN SCREEN COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES

Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™

 

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The Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™ is constantly on the move, creating new and innovative rain screen components and accessories that will improve the performance and protect your investment. We believe that our commitment to continuously improveme is why we can offer you the most complete and innovative rain screen wood siding system available.

Once you decide to invest in a Rain Screen siding system, you should then discover what accessories and other components that you will to need to consider for this project. We have compiled many of the key accessories and components on this page to ensure that your rain screen system not only looks great, but works efficiently and lasts a very long time.

 


 

 CLIMATE-SHIELD® RAIN SCREEN SIDING COMPONENTS

Climate-Shield® Rain Screen Siding 8' Starter Rail

 
Climate Shield Rain Screen Starter rail
 

The Climate-Shield 8' Rain Screen Starter Rail CSSR8 will speed up your  installation process and provides an easier method to make sure your first course of siding is perfectly level.  

This innovative rain screen siding accessory item is angled back at the bottom to allow any moisture or water in the wall cavity between the rain screen siding and the drainage plane to flow toward the weep holes for rapid removal of any water. The CSSR8 rain screen starter rail is effective for horizontal, vertical and diagonal installations of rain screen wood siding.

 


 

RAIN SCREEN SIDING COMPONENTS

Rain Screen Siding Vent


Rain screen siding vent with insect screen

 

We have found the Cor-A-Vent SV5 siding vent provides an excellent insect barrier and an effective ventilation for the rain screen wall cavity between the rain screen siding and the drainage plane material of the building envelope. The four foot length of the material makes it easy to handle and install.

The Cor-A-Vent SV5 rain screen siding vent is applied at the starter course of siding and also at the top course of siding below the soffit.  On gable walls the siding vent can be installed at the top course of rain screen siding just below the rake or gable trim.

The rain screen siding vent should also be installed above door openings and above and below window openings to allow proper drainage, ventilation and as a barrier screen for insects.

 


 

RAIN SCREEN SIDING COMPONENTS

Climate-Shield™ CS-2 Rain Screen Siding Clip

 
 
Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clip fastens securely to building envelope with 2 stainless steel screws
 

The Climate-Shield™ Rain Screen Siding Clip is the heart of this rain screen wood siding system.  It provides a uniform 3/4" wall cavity between the drainage plane of the building envelope and the rain screen wood siding. Like all Climate-Shield aluminum rain screen components, the rain screen clip is made in the USA.  Two stainless steel screws are provided with each marine grade aluminum alloy rain screen clip. This ensures a quick and secure fastening to the exterior sheathing. 

 

*In the photo above, the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clip is shown securely fastened with two stainless steel screws to the building envelope. The rain screen clip can be used to "straddle" or "bridge" the ends of two pieces of rain screen siding to speed installation time.

Since the unique design of this rain screen clip eliminates the need for furring strips, it is not necessary to cut the ends of siding boards to accomodate 16" O.C. studs. Simply add a rain screen clip at the end of the siding board and let the rain screen clip "bridge" to the next piece of rain screen siding.  This save money by allowing less siding material waste and speeds up the installation time and reduces labor costs.


 

RAIN SCREEN SIDING COMPONENTS

Window and Door Casing Transition Trim Strip

 

Ipe door and window trim transition stripAt the interface of the rain screen siding to the door and window casing, it is often desirable to have a transition trim strip for a more finished appearance.  This can be accomplished by building transition trim strips in the shop or in the field.

In the photo at the right you will see a piece of 3/4" marine grade plywood ripped into a 2-1/2" wide strip. Then you can rip a piece of board stock to match your rain screen siding. Then you pre-drill the back of the plywood through the finish trim board (here we have selected Ipe boards to match the Ipe rain screen siding) and screw it together.

Ipe trim transition strip on Ipe Rain Screen Wood Siding at window detailThese door and window trim transition strips can be built on site or we can fabricate them for you in climate controlled conditions in our shop. You are free to select any species of wood to match your rain screen wood siding including Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa or FSC Machiche.

Once this door and window trim transition component is built, you can trim it to length on site and install it over your building envelope abutting your weather-tight window and door openings. Since the 3/4" marine plywood is covered by the rain screen wood siding, this step must be performed prior to installing your rain screen wood siding.

 


 

RAIN SCREEN SIDING COMPONENTS

Climate-Shield Rain Screen Starter Rail, Rain Screen Clip & Siding Vent

 

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RAIN SCREEN WOOD CORNERS

Climate-Shield Rain Screen Hardwood Outside Corners

 

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Wood Outside Corners for the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Siding System can also be custom made out of the same material as you are using for your rain screen siding. For example, if you are using Ipe rain screen siding, you can build matching outside corners out of Ipe Boards, if you chose cumaru rain screen siding, you can match your outside corner pieces with cumaru boards.

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RAIN SCREEN WOOD CORNERS 

Rain Screen Inside Corners

 

Inside corners are installed prior to installing your rain screen siding. Inside corners are necessary to eliminate any entrance points for water and insects. inside corners also provide a crisp architecturally finished appearance. A simple inside corner system can be built in the field using a wood block as a cleat against the inside corner of your weathertight building envelope. 

After the cleat is fastened to the exterior of the building envelope, pieces of the same material that is used for the siding can be ripped to the proper width and fastened to the cleat. For example if you were using Ipe siding for your rain screen siding, Ipe boards could be ripped to the proper width and then fastened to the cleat.

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 CLIMATE-SHIELD MARINE-GRADE OUTSIDE CORNER SYSTEM 

Climate-Shield Outside Corner Base Piece

 

The Climate-Shield rain screen aluminum outsideRainscreen Wood Siding Outside Corner base piece corner system consists of two components: an outside corner base piece and an outside corner finish piece. The rain screen outside corner base is installed with stainless steel screws (provided) over the building envelope prior to installing your rain screen siding or rain screen starter rail.

The Climate-Shield rain screen aluminum outside corner base piece (shown at left) attaches with stainless steel screws to the outside corner of your building envelope before you start installing your rain screen siding.

 


 

CLIMATE-SHIELD MARINE-GRADE OUTSIDE CORNER SYSTEM 

Climate-Shield Outside Corner Finish Piece

 

Rain Screen Aluminum Outside Corner finish piece installs easily after the rain screen siding is complete

After your rain screen siding is installed, you can attach the Climate-Shield rain screen aluminum outside corner finish piece to complete your rain screen siding installation. (Pictured on right with Garapa rain screen hardwood siding)

The rain screen aluminum outside corner finish piece attaches easily with a rubber mallet for a crisp finished appearance to your rain screen siding project.

 


 

CLIMATE-SHIELD MARINE-GRADE OUTSIDE CORNER SYSTEM 

Custom Finish Options 

The Climate-Shield Rain Screen Aluminum Outside corner may also be finished with a full palette of powder coat finish options to enhance, match or complement your color scheme. 

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Ipe siding with mill finish rainscreen outside corner Cumaru siding with chocolate brown rainscreen outside corner
FSC Machiche siding with forest green aluminum rainscreen outside corner resized 345 Ipe siding with black aluminum rainscreen outside corner resized 345
FSC Machiche hardwood siding with forest green rainscreen outside corner Ipe hardwood siding with black rainscreen outside corner
FSC Machiche siding with tan aluminum rainscreen outside corner Garapa siding with hammered bronze finish aluminum rainscreen outside corner resized 345
FSC Machiche hardwood siding with tan rainscreen outside corner
 
Garapa hardwood siding with hammered bronze rainscreen outside corner

 


 

CLIMATE-SHIELD MARINE-GRADE OUTSIDE CORNER SYSTEM

Color Chart 

   

A broad range of colors from Cardinal are available in a powder coat finish for the Climate-Shield Aluminum Outside Corner. Click to enlarge chart (below).

 

Climate-Shield marine grade aluminum outside corners are available in a wide range of powder coat finish colors

  

 


 
 

CLIMATE-SHIELD RAIN SCREEN ATTACHMENT CHANNEL

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The Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clip is an amazing fastener for exterior walls that use structural panels such as plywood or OSB sheathing. When plywood or OSB exterior sheathing is used, the Climate-Shield rain screen system can easily withstand hurricane winds in excess of 180 MPH.

Climate-Shield has developed a new component to create a rain screen system that can withstand hurricane wind punishment when non-structural exterior sheathing is used. The Climate-Shield Rain Screen Attachment Channel CSAC-8 is a heavy duty rain screen component specifically designed for use with non-structural sheathing.

Like other Climate-Shield rain screen components, the Rain Screen Attachment Channel is made from rugged marine grade aluminum for extended life, additional strength and affordability. After the Rain Screen Attachment Channel is securely fastened to the substrate, the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clip can be fastened to the rain screen channel using the stainless steel self-drilling screws designed for the Climate-Shield rain screen system.

 

The Climate-Shield Rain Screen attachment channel can be used effectively for wall systems such as:

  • Steel stud wall assemblies with either exterior gypsum or other cement based sheathing
  • Wood frame wall assemblies using insulated panels up to 1" thick
  • Concrete or masonry wall assemblies