Rain Screen Siding Guide

October 23, 2020

Walls that can drain and dry last a lot longer than walls that stay wet. An air gap between the siding and sheathing lets both dry independently. 

 

There are many ways to create an air gap between yhr back of the siding and the drainage plane of the wall (WRB, exterior insulation, surface of ZIP Sheathing), here are at least a few options.

Rainscreen Walls on Paper

Rainscreen Walls in the Real World

Prerequisites


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