FSC wood rain screen siding used for warm exterior on Ronald Mc Donald House

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Architectural Details & Rain Screen Specifications for Climate-Shield CS2 Rain Screen Components

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This web page was created as a repository of architectural details, drawings and specifications for the Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System. Please download files, as needed, for use in your exterior rain screen designs. The Climate-Shield CS 2 Rain Screen Components create the most robust and high-performance rain screen system designs.

The following Climate-Shield Rain Screen System information covers many of the more typical rain screen siding installations and design details. If your design presents additional or unique design challenges, please contact our Technical Team online, or call 860-444-7524 weekdays from 8 am-5 pm EST. We're here to help you achieve your design vision.


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Climate-Shield CS2 Assembly Detail
Horizontal Siding over Plywood or OSB Exterior Sheathing

Architectural drawings for typical horizontal rain screen

installation with 1x4 or 1x6 wood cladding

 Horizontal 1x6 Wood Rain Screen Installation into Structural Sheathing 

Horizontal 1x4 Wood Rain Screen Installation into Structural Sheathing 

CSSRHS8_1x6_Starter_Rail_Detail.jpg

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CS2 HORIZONTAL SIDING TOP COURSE DETAILS

Architectural drawing for typical horizontal rain screen installation assembly under the soffit using Climate-Shield CS2 Rain Screen System 

(May also be used under windows.)

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CS2 HORIZONTAL RAINSCREEN SIDING TO SOFFIT DETAILS

Architectural drawing for typical horizontal wood rainscreen wood siding to rainscreen wood soffit details using Climate-Shield CS2 Rainscreen System 

CS WST-1 Wall to Soffit

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CS2 SOFFIT TO FASCIA HORIZONTAL SIDING DETAILS

Architectural drawing for typical soffit to fascia horizontal rainscreen wood siding details using Climate-Shield CS2 Rainscreen System 

 CS SFT Soffit to Fascia-1

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Climate-Shield CS2 VERTICAL SIDING STARTER RAIL DETAILS

Architectural drawing for typical vertical rain screen installation with 1x4 or 1x6 wood cladding into structural sheathing

CS-SRVS8_Wall_assemblies_2016.jpg

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Climate-Shield CS2 VERTICAL SIDING TO SOFFIT TRANSITION DETAILS

Architectural drawing for typical Climate-Shield CS2 vertical rain screen siding transition to rain screen soffit detail. 

CS vertical wall to soffit transtion.jpg

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CLIMATE-SHIELD CS2 ALUMINUM OUTSIDE CORNER DETAILS

Climate-Shield Rain Screen System aluminum outside corner architectural details
CS-10_Aluminum_Outside_Corner_Assembly.jpg

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  WOOD INSIDE CORNER DETAILS

Climate-Shield Rain Screen System inside corner architectural details
(Site built and assembled inside corner option)

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WOOD MITERED OUTSIDE CORNER DETAILS

Climate-Shield Wood Vertical Outside Corner Assembly

Create a traditional vertical wood outside corner detail with pre-fabricated components

CSVOC Climate-Shield Vertical Outside Corner Assembly - wood.jpg

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Climate-Shield Rain Screen System outside corner architectural details 

(field built and assembled horizontal corner option)

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 THREE-PART CSI SPECIFICATIONS FOR RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM

Download our 3-Part CSI specifications to save time with your Climate-Shield rain screen design.

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Get inspired! Design ideas and case studies of real rainscreen siding projects. 

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RAIN SCREEN DETAILS FOR USAGE WITH NON-STRUCTURAL SHEATHING  

To save you design time, we have created the following architectural details for commercial design and construction, and/or other projects where non-structural exterior sheathing is required such as masonry exteriors, exterior gypsum sheathing and foam insulation used as an exterior sheathing.

For additional design applications and questions, please call our Technical Team weekdays from 8am to 5pm Eastern time, at (860) 444-7524.

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CLIMATE-SHIELD CS2 RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM  OVER EXTERIOR GYPSUM ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

 Architectural details for rain screen wood cladding design over exterior gypsum using Climate-Shield CSAC8 Attachment Channel
CSAC-8S Attachment Channel over Exterior Gypsum and Steel Stud  11-09-20
 

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CLIMATE-SHIELD CS2 RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM OVER MASONRY DETAILS

Architectural details for rain screen wood cladding design over masonry using Climate-Shield attachment channel

 CSAC-8M Attachment Channel over Masonry 11-09-20

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CLIMATE-SHIELD CS2 RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM OVER INSULATED SHEATHING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS 

 

Architectural Details for rain screen wood cladding design over exterior insulated sheathing up to 1" thick* using the Climate-Shield attachment channel.

*For exterior insulation over 1" thick, consult with your project engineer for the proper size and spacing of the screws required to fasten the attachment channel to your substrate (screws not supplied).

CSAC-8W Attachment Channel over Rigid Insulation and Wood Stud 11-09-20

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CLIMATE-SHIELD CS2 RAIN SCREEN SYSTEM OVER INSULATED SHEATHING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

Architectural Details for rain screen wood cladding design over exterior insulated sheathing (over 1-1/2" thick) using the Climate-Shield Z-Girt.

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