Modern facade systems in original house designs

Rain screens in architecture

A project by Bud Dietrich, AIA

1. A gap between the siding and the supporting wall to provide space for the movement of air masses and the drainage of accumulated moisture. It can be easily built with slats, as shown in the previous picture. You can also take advantage of a canal complex from a manufacturer such as James hardie.

2. The bottom of the air pocket should not be left open. There are special devices for this purpose, which you can buy in any hardware store. They allow air to circulate, preventing insects from getting in.

3. It is important not to let things get too close green spaces And grasses to siding. This can cause the wall to absorb soil moisture and become infested with pests and mold.

Synthetic plasters. Since this material is made with petroleum-based materials, it does not allow the building structure to "breathe" as natural products do. But they are also highly functional.

Rain screens in architecture

Idea from David Wilkes Builders

Panel Systems

Many of today's homes are built with this high performance building material. Panels such as HardiePanel and Swisspearl were designed to be used in conjunction with a rain screen.

Rain screens in architecture

Design by WA Design Architects

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