07 Sep '13, 1pm

How RainScreens work @keelagencies @VaproShield

Ventilated Rainscreen If you have ever gone camping, you have probably used a simple rainscreen—a tent fly. While there are many ways for a tent to get wet inside, a fly at least keeps rain out; it can do so because the frame keeps the fly separate from the tent fabric. A rainscreen system for a building works similarly, keeping the cladding separate from the building through the use of furring strips or a specialized rainscreen product. Though they come in three main forms, all rainscreen systems rely on a space between the cladding and the exterior wall to prevent water from penetrating the structural wall assembly. A ventilated rainscreen system features a continuous air space, open at top and bottom, to encourage airflow and convective drying when water gets between the cladding and the exterior wall of the building—whether due to wind-driven rain, bulk water shedding,...

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