Cladding Installation FAQ
What is a rainscreen system?
Learn more about rainscreen systems and moisture management by reading our detailed article Here.
Does Fiberon provide a complete rainscreen system solution?
Fiberon offers a durable composite cladding that provides an elegant wood-like façade for a rainscreen application. Cladding is only one component within a rainscreen system.
Other elements include: weather-resistive barrier (rated for continuous UV exposure), furring material, and flashing at all penetration points and cladding transitions. Note that the air gap between the weather-resistive barrier and exterior cladding can be as narrow as 3/8.” This will still enable drainage and drying.
Fiberon composite cladding is a smart choice for rainscreen applications because it is easy to source, install, and maintain; it does not absorb water readily; and is available in a wide range of rich wood tones, each with multi-tonal streaking and authentic grain patterns.
What type of weather barrier should I use?
Fiberon recommends installing a highly UV-resistant rainscreen weather barrier with Wildwood composite cladding. Note that the air gap between the weather-resistive barrier and exterior cladding can be as narrow as 3/8 in. This will still enable drainage and drying. Consider using a dark-colored air barrier to conceal gapping.