Rainscreen siding is extremely popular in new construction and renovations. It unique appearance and functionality combine to make it a very attractive product.
Rainscreen Siding is an exterior wall detail where the siding stands off from the moisture-resistant surface of an air barrier applied to the sheathing (sheeting) to create a capillary break and to allow drainage and evaporation. In a shorter version, it is siding that dries quickly and stays that way.
We wanted share a list of the top 5 advantage of Rainscreen Siding.
1. Fire Resistant
All of the woods we offer in Rainscreen including Garapa, Cumaru, Massaranduba, and Ipe, have a fire rating of Class A. The rating means they have the highest fire resistance possible for a building material. So you can rest assured that these hardwood siding are safe and beautiful on your home.
2. Insect & Rot Resistant
Along with fire resistance, our fine hardwood siding is also rot and insect resistant. This means that you can know confidently that your siding will withstand the years and pests for many years to come.
3. Easy to Maintain
If you are allowing your siding to gray, then there is no maintenance needed, other than a proper cleaning every few years. If you want to preserve the coloring of your hardwood, you will only need to apply an annual cleaner and oiler to protect the wood from silvering because of UV exposure.
4. Well ventilated to avoid mold
The profile of Rainscreen allows it to keep moisture off of your structure and allows the siding to dry quickly which will help to combat mold growth. Also, our fine hardwoods are naturally mold resistant because of their natural oils.
5. High Return on Investment
Rainscreen Siding provides a great return on investment, especially when you calculate that it should last 25+ years. It is truly an investment for the long term and will make your property even more attractive when it is up for sale.
If you have any questions about Rainscreen Siding and what the advantages are, feel free to ask below or contact us today!