Ventilated Rain Screen
A ventilated rain-screen is a way to clad an exterior wall to make it less likely to suffer moisture problems that lead to rot and peeling paint. First, the weather resistive barrier (WRB) consisting of tarpaper or housewrap combined with window and door flashings is installed. Vertical furring is applied over the WRB, and the siding is nailed to the furring. The channels created by the furring strips make an air space that allows the back of the siding to dry out, whether the source of moisture is wind-driven rain, capillary action, or interior moisture that escapes through the housewrap. Screening at the bottom and top of the channels excludes insects.
Fiber cement Siding
Traditional and timeless. Sleek and strong. HardiePlank® lap siding is not just our best-selling product—it’s the most popular brand of siding in America, protecting and beautifying more homes from coast to coast. All styles are Engineered for Climate® and come primed, or with baked-on ColorPlus® Technology.