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What does rain screened mean?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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Correspondingly, what is rain screening?
A rain screen is a space rainwater and condensation that penetrate a building's outer cladding can escape from, instead of seeping through to the inner framing, causing what's known as the leaky-condo phenomenon.
One may also ask, what is the difference between rainscreen cladding and curtain walling? The primary difference between the two types of glass cladding is that curtain walling is usually the whole building envelope, which is the physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building. Rainscreen cladding is just the outer protective layer of the envelope.
Also Know, do I need a rainscreen?
So, the reason you might want a rainscreen on your new house is to help manage moisture and protect our house from water damage. A rainscreen helps to keep the sheathing and the back of exterior siding dry when they get soaked with rain. The rain screen gap also allows moisture to evaporate.
What is a barrier wall?
Barrier Wall As the name implies, this term is commonly used to describe any exterior wall system of assembly that relies principally upon the weather-tight integrity of the outermost exterior wall surfaces and construction joints to resist bulk rainwater penetration and/or moisture ingress.