Climate-Shield Rainscreen System: 2019 Year in Review

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Architects continue to rave about the Climate-Shield Rainscreen System for its design simplicity and elegance. Contractors realize the ease of rainscreen installation with this rain screen method.  Homeowners and property owners appreciate both the beauty and long-term performance.  Check out the latest rainscreen products and news here.

Climate-Shield Wood Rainscreen Outside Corners

The horizontal outside corner really blossomed in 2019. And why not? Architects love the clean lines this wood rainscreen horizontal outside corner offers to their design.  It provides a nice contemporary appeal to rainscreen designs utilizing wood siding.

Closeup of Ipe rain screen horizontal outside corners

Climate-Shield wood rainscreen horizontal outside corners

And builders, tradespeople and other construction professionals love the ease of installation and time savings for this wood rainscreen siding outside corner.  Each corner assembles in about a minute or less on site.  And, once installed, this wood siding outside corner stays securely in place, better than any other method we’ve seen.  Exterior woods like to move, and this wood siding corner assembly seems to say, “No, not today! Stay where you belong.”


Commercial Wood Rainscreen Siding projects on the Rise

Hardwood rainscreen at UConn closeup at front entry

Climate-Shield Vertical rainscreen design and installation at UCONN

From institutions, medical centers, retail locations and more, Climate-Shield is on the job throughout the US and Canada. The inimitable appeal of real wood adds a layer of natural beauty to exterior building facades. 

Ipe rain screen steamed, bent, curved and fastened using old school millwork and shipwright techniques

Incredible Climate-Shield rainscreen design and installation at Pier 4 in Boston

The Climate-Shield Rainscreen System works tirelessly, behind the scenes, providing health and environmental design benefits. The wood rainscreen siding appears terrific, and the system contributes years to the life cycle of commercial buildings of all types.

Machiche hardwood rainscreen installation closeup

Retail storefront rainscreen facade in Missouri




Residential Wood Rainscreen Projects Reach New Levels

Many beautiful residential wood siding projects became installed this past year.  One Climate-Shield rainscreen installation in Tennessee was particularly exceptional. The builder chose 1x6 Ipe siding for both the inside and the outside of the home. They additionally installed Ipe siding for exterior soffits and interior ceilings.  The results are astounding.

Ipe rainscreen siding, outside corners and soffits with Climate-Shield system

Climate-Shield siding, outside corners and soffits

The builder selected the Climate-Shield CS2 rainscreen clips throughout the exterior siding and soffits.  The CS 2 clips provide a full ¾” rainscreen gap.  This gap allows superior ventilation and performance for outdoor areas.

Interior ceiling and exterior soffits with Climate-Shield rainscreen components

Climate-Shield installation of indoor ceilings and outdoor rainscreen soffits

For the interior siding and ceilings, the design/build team selected the Climate-Shield CS10 specialty clip. The CS10 specialty clip has a 10 mm (3/8”) gap. This narrower gap is especially effective for a lower projection off the wall.  The CS10 specialty clip became the perfect solution for the interior of this project and works quite well here.

Learn more about this amazing rainscreen project here


Climate- Shield Creates Solution for Trespa Pura Sidings

Trespa Pura sidings are high pressure phenolic panels that emulate the look of natural wood, but without the maintenance requirements of real wood siding products.  2019 marked the launch of the Climate-Shield CST1 rainscreen clip and starter rail designed specifically for Trespa Pura sidings.

Trespa Royal Mahogany wood decor

Low maintenance Trespa Pura sidings are available in eight wood decors

This unique Trespa siding installation method eliminates the needs for furring strips behind the siding. The Climate-Shield CST1 method can preserve the installer up to 25% or more of their installation time and produces a higher performing pressure equalized rain screen.

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