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The Climate-Shield® CS10 Specialty Rain Screen Clip™

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    The Climate-Shield CS10 specialty rain screen clip is a great fastening option for most soffit and ceiling applications. For select applications, the CS10 clip may also be used as a "low clearance" rain screen siding fastener.

Climate-Shield CS10 Specialty Rain Screen Clip 

What is the Climate-Shield CS10 Specialty Rain Screen Clip?

The patented Climate-Shield CS10 specialty rain screen clip is a marine grade aluminum hidden fastener, ideal for specialty rain screen projects of many types. If you have a new home, addition, exterior remodel, or are planning to put new siding on your structure, the Climate-Shield CS10 specialty clip is a great option to consider. 

CS10 Specialty rain screen clip and starter rail assembly

The CS10 rain screen clip installs quickly, with one screw, and creates a long-lasting secure fastening over plywood or OSB exterior sheathing – without the need for furring strips.  It has a single hole, lighter gauge aluminum and lower profile. Depending on your project requirements, the CS10 specialty rain screen clip may be a good choice for your design. See if this specialty clip meets your project needs below.

What will the Climate-Shield CS10 specialty rain screen clip do?

  • Creates a 10 mm (about 3/8”) rain screen gap (wall cavity) behind the wood siding or soffit that allows your home or building to ‘breathe’ better
  • The patented rain screen design eliminates the need for wood furring strips, creating a better functioning rain screen and lower cost installation
  • Provides a beautiful and long-lasting natural wood façade for soffits and appropriate rain screen siding applications
  • Provides a lower profile for your siding – works great with most existing window and door trims without the need to add more trim

What type of projects is the Climate-Shield CS10 rain screen clip best suited for?

The CS10 rain screen specialty clip works great on many structures that use plywood or OSB sheathing including:


  • Any rainscreen or soffit project that is not in hurricane or seismic zones with wind loads over 160 MPH or seismic equivalent requirements
  • Project designs where a 3/8" rain screen gap is adequate for ventilation




Download CS10 Rainscreen Clip Submittal Sheet


What are the limitations of the CS10 rain screen clip?


Where should I use the Climate-Shield CS2 rain screen clip system?

The Climate-Shield CS2 rain screen system features the CS2 rain screen clip and is ideal for most all residential and commercial wall assemblies for homes and buildings including:

  • Plywood/OSB walls (residential or commercial)
  • Masonry walls
  • Exterior gypsum wall assemblies
  • Z-Girt wall assemblies, including exterior insulation
  • Wall assemblies requiring a more robust seismic and wind load resistance. (CS2 system assembly exceeds 200 MPH wind resistance at 16” on center clip spacing)
  • Projects requiring a full 3/4" rain screen gap (wall cavity) behind the siding or soffit

Compare Climate-Shield CS10 Specialty Clip to CS2 Rain Screen Clip

Similarities of the Climate-Shield CS10 Specialty Clip and CS2 Clip:

Both the Climate-Shield CS10 and the heavier CS2 Rain Screen Clips offer the following benefits:

  • No wood furring strips required
  • Ideal for installing over plywood and OSB exterior sheathing
  • Clips can fasten anywhere on the face of the sheathing (does not have to be over a stud)
  • Can utilize full lengths of wood siding boards
  • Create an ideal open-joint, back-ventilated and pressure equalized rain screen
  • Work well for soffit installations


Differences between the Climate-Shield CS10 Specialty Clip and CS2 Clip:

See the comparison chart for CS10 Specialty Clip versus CS2 Rain Screen Clip

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