The Ventilated Rainscreen Cladding System is effective in dealing with moisture management and temperature regulation. Architectural designs that use fiber cement panels in a rainscreen application create the perfect solution for achieving an energy efficient building.

Rainscreen - Preventing Thermal Bridges

Preventing Thermal Bridges

As the insulating material is on the outside of the structural wall, it can easily be mounted without interruptions caused by floor slabs. This prevents thermal bridging and surface condensation from occurring at each floor slab.

Rainscreen - Dissipating Heat

Dissipating Heat From The Sun

The ventilated rainscreen cladding system has a cooling effect when temperatures outside are high. Most of the sun’s rays are reflected away from a building. Heat that passes through the exterior wall panels are partially dissipated by the ventilating effect of the space between the exterior cladding panel and the structural wall. Any residual heat that manages to penetrate the building is minor.

Rainscreen - Cladding

Rainscreen Cladding

Exterior cladding panels act as a rainscreen on the outside of the building to keep the structural wall absolutely dry. The air space connected to the outside air will evacuate water and humidity, preventing that condensation from reaching the load bearing wall and/or thermal insulation.

Rainscreen - Protecting Basic Structure

Protecting The Basic Structure And Load-Bearing Wall Against Temperature Variations

In light of the fact that the insulation material is applied to the outside of a building, changes in temperature are very minor compared to those found in conventional constructions where insulation is applied to the interior. This principle works in summer and winter, and in hot and cold climates.

Rainscreen - Preventing Internal Condensation

Prevention Of Internal Condensation

Insulation material can be applied to the outside of the structural wall because it is protected effectively by the exterior wall panel. Due to differences in vapor pressure and temperature that pass through the wall, condensation has been shown to occur close to the ventilated area and not in the structural wall itself. As a result, the ventilating effect is sufficient to dry out the thermal insulating material.