1x6 - nominal
0.75in x 6in
(152 mm) - face
Composite Material Screw
The Fiberon Composite Cladding Open-joint profiles should be installed with composite material screws.
Outdoor and indoor moisture are constant threats
Rain, especially wind-driven rain, and high interior moisture can be easily absorbed into building materials. Over time, the moisture can build up and lead to material decay and structural damage.
Drain, deflect and dry
Rainscreens create a continuous air space behind the cladding to promote draining and drying. Even an air space as narrow as 3/8 inches wide will:
- Allow water to drain effectively
- Prevent capillary moisture movement
- Accelerate drying significantly
Cladding and water absorption
Many common cladding materials - brick, stucco, and wood, for example - will absorb water quite readily, rather than deflect it.
Fiberon cladding deflects water. What's more, it resists fading due to sun exposure (wood does not) and is not affected by freeze / thaw cycles (fiber-cement, wood, and sometimes brick and stucco are affected). See more detailed information about rainscreen systems, and how they work.
Roth Sheppard - Denver, Colorado
Project: South Gessner Substation/Houston Police Department - Houston, Texas & South Metro Fire Rescue Joint Public Safety Facility - Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
"We were looking for materials that we did not have to paint or seal, that would withstand extreme climatic conditions, and that would not visually age."
- Jeff Sheppard, AIA, Principal/Founder
Bergmeyer Associates Inc. - Boston, Massachusetts
Project: Retail upfit of DesignerBoath and Salem Plumbing Supply
"We needed something to check all the boxes. And nothing did until we found Fiberon."
- Jason Sevinor, President, Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply