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Water Infiltration and How Wood Rainscreens Work

Posted by John Parent on Tue, Jun 2, 2020 @ 05:06 AM

Most people in the building community understand what a rainscreen is.  Simply put, it is a separation of the cladding of a building from the structure of the building.  It’s like adding a second layer of protection against the elements. Why do we need it?  Because water is trying to kill your house.  While that may sound a little melodramatic, the truth is, water will make its way into any building eventually.  How does this happen and what can you do to protect your home?

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Topics: Rain Screen, rain screen installation, rainscreen, Sustainable design

Climate-Shield Rain Screen System Develops New Attachment Component

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Apr 30, 2020 @ 15:04 PM

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.

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Topics: Rain Screen

What Every Builder Should Know About Wood Rain Screens

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 @ 12:04 PM

Wood rain screens are naturally beautiful. And they perform exceptionally well. If your clients know about them, they will likely want one on their home. If they don’t know about them, you should educate them. They deserve to know and so do you.

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Topics: Rain Screen

Why Wood Rainscreens Rock the Hamptons

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 @ 05:02 AM

Wood siding has long been a hallmark of the lovely homes in eastern Long Island. Originally settled in 1640, Southampton was the first English speaking settlement in New York.  From its modest beginnings as a fishing, whaling and agricultural community, the Hamptons have evolved into a go-to getaway spot for affluent New York City residents. The tradition of wood siding continues.

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Topics: Rain Screen, rainscreen

Climate-Shield Rainscreen System: 2019 Year in Review

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 05:01 AM

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.

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Topics: Rain Screen, rainscreen