RAIN SCREEN HARDWOOD SIDING TYPES
Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System™
A wide variety of wood siding species are available for use with the Climate-Shield® Rain Screen System. Some of the most popular and best performing wood cladding options include Mataverde® high density hardwood species such as Mataverde Ipe, Cumaru Siding, Garapa siding and FSC® Certified Machiche siding.
These beautiful and long lasting wood rainscreen cladding species are a perfect facade for the Climate-Shield™ Rain Screen System.
Ipe Hardwood Rain Screen Cladding and Siding
Climate-Shield Rain Screen System Installations
Mataverde Ipe Rain Screen Hardwood Siding is the most rugged and durable species available for rain screen wood siding installations. Pronounced E'-pay, Mataverde Ipe rain screen hardwood siding has the same strength and high density characteristics as Ipe decking and Ipe lumber. Ipe rain screen wood siding has a rich natural beauty that can be enhanced with a natural oil finish or Ipe siding can be allowed to "weather out" to a natural silvery patina.
Ipe makes an impressive and long lasting rainscreen cladding material. The beautiful brown tones of Ipe siding add a warm visual appeal and the durability of Ipe rainscreen cladding material make it a natural for rainscreen system installations.
Mataverde Ipe hardwood decking and siding has been thoroughly tested and has received a Class A fire rating. Mataverde Ipe meets all the standard performance requirements for the ASTM E-84 testing for Class A building materials.
FSC® Machiche Rain Screen Siding and Cladding
FSC® Machiche for Climate-Shield Rain Screen System
Mataverde Machiche FSC® Hardwood Cladding is another rugged and durable species available for wood rain screen siding installations. Pronounced mah-CHEE'-chay, Mataverde Machiche hardwood siding has the same strength and high density characteristics as Machiche decking and Machiche lumber.
Machiche hardwood siding has rich natural chocolaty colors that can be enhanced with a natural oil finish or Machiche wood siding can be allowed to "naturally weather out" to a silvery gray patina.
FSC Machiche wood siding is an excellent sustainable rainscreen cladding material option.
Mataverde Machiche hardwood decking and siding has surpassed the ASTM test requirements for a Class A fire rating.
Garapa Rain Screen Hardwood for Climate-Shield Rain Screen System
Mataverde Garapa Rain Screen Hardwood Siding is another rugged and durable wood siding species available for rain screen wood siding installations. Pronounced gah-RAH'-pah, Mataverde Garapa hardwood siding has the same strength and high density characteristics as Garapa decking and Garapa lumber.
Garapa's rich natural golden tones can be enhanced with a natural oil finish or allowed to "weather out" and mature to a natural silvery patina. The exceptional stability of Garapa wood siding makes this lovely species an excellent choice for rain screen cladding material.
Mataverde® Cumaru Rain Screen Siding & Cladding
Mataverde Cumaru Hardwood Rain Screen and Siding for
Climate-Shield Rain Screen System
Mataverde Cumaru Hardwood Siding is another rugged and durable species available for wood rain screen siding installations. Pronounced KOO'-mah-roo, Mataverde Cumaru cladding has the same strength and high density characteristics as Cumaru decking and Cumaru lumber.
Cumaru wood siding has rich reddish brown and yellowish brown colors whose exotic graining can be enhanced with a natural oil finish. Like Ipe hardwood siding, Cumaru wood siding can also be allowed to "weather out" and age gracefully to a natural silvery patina.
Mataverde Cumaru decking and siding has recently been tested and has surpassed the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) requirements as a Class A fire rated building material.
Mataverde® FSC® Santa Maria Rain Screen Siding
Mataverde FSC Certified Santa Maria Hardwood Rain Screen Siding for Climate-Shield Rain Screen System
Like other high density and medium high density hardwoods, Santa Maria can be allowed to weather naturally to a silver-gray patina or it can be re-finished as needed to maintain its rich coloration and graining. Santa Maria siding can also be stained in a wide range of colors.
FSC Santa Maria hardwood siding is an excellent sustainable rainscreen cladding material option.
FSC Certified Mataverde Louro Preto Rain Screen Hardwood Siding is an affordable hardwood cladding option for wood rain screen designs. Pronounced LAW'-rho PRAY'-toe, Mataverde Louro Preto ranges in color from light tans to medium reddish brown and darker brown tones. Louro Preto is fine grained and exhibits some tropical grain and color variations.
Louro Preto siding will accept an oil finish and may also be finished with most exterior stain products to enhance the color. If your rain screen project requires an FSC certified hardwood with the ability to be stained any number of colors on a limited budget, Louro Preto siding is a very worthy consideration.
Massaranduba Rain Screen Siding and Cladding
Mataverde Massaranduba Rain Screen Hardwood Cladding and Wood Siding for Climate-Shield Rain Screen System
FSC Certified Mataverde Massaranduba Rain Screen Hardwood Siding is a handsome and affordable hardwood cladding option for rain screen wood siding installations. Pronounced MASS'-ah-ran-DOO'-bah, Mataverde Massaranduba hardwood rain screen siding has rich colors ranging from light reddish browns to medium and darker reddish brown. Tropical graining and color variations make it a particularly striking cladding material.
Because of its deep colors, Massaranduba is sometimes referred to as "Brazilian Redwood". Massaranduba however is significantly harder than redwood - about 4 times harder - and its coloring can be enriched with exterior oil finishes such as Penofin.
Massaranduba Rain Screen is an excellent natural cladding choice for projects requiring a moderately priced, FSC certified wood siding material. Learn more about this beautiful wood siding species below.
Kebony Rain Screen Siding and Cladding
Kebony Wood Siding for Climate-Shield Rain Screen System
Kebony® is a unique wood siding product with exceptional stability. Kebony is real wood that has been embraced by architects and designers worldwide, to create and enhance beautiful and enduring project designs from the Arctic Circle to California. Kebony is a sustainable, natural wood cladding solution for rain screen projects.
Developed in Norway, Kebony® technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process that improves the natural properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls, giving Kebony premium hardwood-like characteristics and performance and a rich brown color. After exposure to sun and rain, the wood develops a natural silver-gray patina. Performance is maintained, while beauty is enhanced.
Kebony is real wood - the remarkable impregnation and drying process adds 50% to the cell walls of the wood which strengthens and stabilizes it for exterior use. Kebony is a sustainable natural wood cladding solution for rain screen projects.
Wood Siding Species Comparisons
For additional information about other wood siding material options and their potential compatibility with the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System, please click on the link below to download our Wood Siding Species Comparisons Chart.
If the wood siding species you are considering is not listed on the chart, please Contact our Specialists.