The latest innovation in rain screen system technology was recently developed – the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Attachment Channel. This multipurpose rain screen attachment channel was designed to create a firm attachment for the Climate-Shield CS2 Rain Screen Clips to wall assemblies that do not have structural sheathing. Like other Climate-Shield rain screen system components, the rain screen attachment channel is manufactured in the US of marine grade aluminum for strength, extended lifetime, no galvanic reaction, reliability and low cost.
The Climate-Shield CSAC8 Rainscreen Attachment Channel works exceptionally well for the following exterior wall assemblies:
Garapa wood rainscreen cladding with attachment channel over masonry
The CSAC8 Attachment Channel works much like a hat channel, but much faster and far more effectively. The Climate-Shield CSAC8 Rainscreen Attachment Channel provides a solid base to attach the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clips.
CSAC8 Attachment Channel is only 8 feet long - very easy to handle with 1 man
Installs quickly with a single row of screws to attach it to the wall
No galvanic reaction - CSAC8 component is marine grade aluminum, just like the CS2 Rainscreen Clip.
Both the attachment channel and the rainscreen clips are compatible with the self tapping stainless steel screws
Extremely long lasting and high-performance rainscreen system assembly
The rainscreen attachment channel can be fastened to different wall assemblies using the appropriate fasteners for the particular application. Check with your architect or project engineer for best fasteners for your job requirements:
Here is a detail of a typical wall assembly using exterior gypsum and steel studs. In this condition, the attachment channel is fastened through the gypsum sheathing into the steel studs. The appropriate fastener type and screw spacing would be determined by the project engineer based on codes and requirements in the local jurisdiction.
Because the Climate-Shield rainscreen attachment channel is made from marine grade aluminum, it is highly compatible with other Climate-Shield rain screen system components including; the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Clip, the stainless steel fastening screws, Climate-Shield Z-girts and more. Unlike other rain screen systems, when used with these components, the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System has no galvanic action, extending the life expectancy of the rain screen system significantly. This can add decades of additional usable lifetime to the entire home, building or structure.
The Climate-Shield system works great with a variety of different wood siding options.