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    How Climate-Shield Became the Most Respected Wood Rain Screen System

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 05:09 AM

    The Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System was officially released in 2011 and quickly became the most widely specified wood rain screen system in North America. How? Climate-Shield created a new design that eliminated the drawbacks of existing wood rain screen clips that required wood furring strips.  And that was just the beginning. Since then, Climate-Shield has developed an entire product line for specialty wood siding design and construction. The patented rain screen system represents a paradigm shift for sustainable design of exterior facades.

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    Topics: rain screen design, rain screen installation, Climate-Shield Rain Screen System

    5 Key Reasons Why Rain Screens are So Popular

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 06:08 AM

    With all the advances in sustainable design and green building techniques, use of rain screens continues to grow every year.  Buildings are getting tighter. Energy costs are high. Moisture control is essential. Life-cycle costs of buildings are highly scrutinized.  Building codes continue to evolve. Properly designed and built rain screen systems can help with all these concerns. And they're beautiful, too.

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    Topics: rain screen design

    Ipe Rain Screen Siding Graces Amazing Boathouse Design

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 06:06 AM

    The new Canal Dock Boathouse is emerging from the New Haven, CT waterfront. This spectacular facility hopes to attract residents back to New Haven Harbor. The remarkable design features several types of high performance wood siding and metal cladding materials. Ipe hardwood siding in a rain screen system provides the natural beauty and a long-lasting facade.

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    Topics: rain screen design, rain screen siding

    Stunning Ipe Hardwood Rain Screen Design in Cambridge, MA

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 05:04 AM

    Yes, they’ve done it again. Anmahian Winton Architects in Cambridge, MA recently completed another stunning residential home design in this lovely city neighborhood. Two different sizes of Ipe hardwood siding were incorporated into the rain screen design. Together, they create a striking linear effect. Vertical Ipe wood outside corners were used to create a visual break between the various façades of the building. The project is a wonderful example of the use of complementary design elements and harmonious contrasts to create an understated elegance. 

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    Topics: rain screen design

    Ipe Rain Screen Siding in Amazing Contemporary Design

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 05:03 AM

    This modern residential design in greater Boston blends in artfully with the more traditional nearby homes. The use of Ipe siding ensures that this real wood cladding will last for decades. The rain screen system promises that the home will function efficiently throughout its lifetime. The subtle use of colors in this design creates a lovely balance that blends in with the entire neighborhood. 

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    Topics: rain screen design