I have reproduced below an article from the construction professional publication Solplan Review November because it was such a good article on this complicated subject. Click here for SolPlan Review information. For an animation on what is a rainscreen, follow this link. Changes to the Building Code mean that in some parts of Canada, in particular coastal areas with high precipitation, rainscreen detailing is mandatory.
Slicker Rainscreen Education :: Benjamin Obdyke
The Viking Clip hidden fastener mounts rain screen siding permanently and beautifully to commercial and residential projects. The rain screen siding system dates to around the 12th Century. Norwegians and Japanese built the first known rain screens. Vertical furring strips create an air cavity behind the siding and allow ventilation about the whole plank. Rain screens remain popular today, and have already stood the tests of time. Viking Clip is the most affordable high quality clip on the market today.
The membrane should not be exposed to UV light for more than 30 days. Skid Pricing Available:. Delta Dry Rainscreen The structured membrane provides drainage and ventilation, as well as a complete capillary break behind the cladding. It protects the building envelope from bulk water intrusion i. It also provides excellent performance if installed in lieu of a conventional WRB, where building authorities allow this type of application.
In the simplest form, a rainscreen is a technique designed to control water that enters your exterior wall assembly. The traditional rainscreen application is to nail wood or plastic furring strips strapping directly to the sheathing and building paper or housewrap. Newer products, such as Slicker, achieve the same effect by using a vertically-channeled, three-dimensional matrix to provide a continuous space for drainage and drying as well as a thermal break and pressure minimization — eliminating the threat of trapped moisture. When compared to a rolled product, wood strapping is generally less expensive from a material cost but is more costly to install from a labor standpoint.