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May 18
2016

What is a Rainscreen?

A rainscreen, like our Slicker products, is essentially a 1/4-to-3/4-inch air gap built in-between the the exterior siding and sheathing of a wall assembly. When combined with a WRB, a rainscreen is designed to reduce the forces that draw water into the your sheathing. Water that does reach the back of the cladding is permitted to drain from the wall assembly via the space created by the rainscreen. A rainscreen offers accelerated drying of water vapor that accumulates in-between the siding...

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