Bud Dietrich, AIA
Architects & Designers
Rain screen
 

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Anatomy of a rain screen wall. This sketch identifies the parts of an exterior wall that are designed to incorporate a rain screen. There are three areas of focus:1. The gap between siding and the structural wall provides the space for air movement and moisture dissipation. This space can be easily constructed by installing the siding on furring strips, as shown. Of course, there are other methods to secure the finish siding materials to the structure. In fact, some manufacturers, such as James Hardie, have a system of channels that can be used. What's right for you depends on your style and your budget.2. The bottom of the air space can't be left open. Several manufacturers have products that are specifically designed to be used at this spot. Most are essentially screen-type elements that allow air movement while preventing insects from getting into the air space.3. More often than not, the landscaping (mulch, plantings and so on) is brought tight against the underside and may even bury the first few inches of the wall and siding. This will result in the wall's absorbing ground moisture, which can lead to insect infestations, mold growth and a whole host of bad things. So make sure to keep the finished landscaping at least 6 inches below the wood and siding.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 18 Winners from the Architect's Toolbox
Rain screens. Better materials and practices, including tighter envelopes, have made our homes easier to heat and cool and much more efficient. Gone are the days of drafty windows and doors, sky-high energy bills and uncomfortable rooms. But of course there's a side effect to having a home that doesn't leak energy out of every crack and gap. Moisture buildup in our walls and a lack of fresh air coming into the home can create poor air quality. See how the downsides can be mitigated when building a more efficient home.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Water Table
A water table is also a feature of wood construction and wood-sided homes. The water table for those is a tall trim element that is capped with a drip edge or something else that directs water away from the foundation.

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William F. Curry, Jr./Architect added this to shagshoe's Ideas
July 29, 2014
Nice detail
tkwarren1 added this to tkwarren1's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Rain screens for timber rd in conjunction with a hardi panel, Swiss pearl or stone facade
lvov72 added this to lvov72's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Стіни
dieuwke26 added this to House and Garden
January 5, 2014
Terms for house construction
Kenneth Paredes added this to kenneth_paredes's ideas
December 21, 2013
tips
Wendy Dickerham added this to KBD
November 6, 2013
Anatomy of a rain screen wall
am2752093 added this to am2752093's Ideas
October 28, 2013
Structural vocabulary
abilliteri added this to Bannard House
August 17, 2013
Anatomy of a House Structure
loridwade added this to loridwade's Ideas
August 4, 2013
Water deflection
jbgirl60 added this to Exteriors
July 21, 2013
Structural ideas for homes exterior for rain issues
marylee23 added this to laverne
July 3, 2013
rain screen
karinhelfmann added this to karinhelfmann's Favorites
July 3, 2013
for future addition
terriokc added this to Exterior Ideas
July 2, 2013
Rain screen - exterior instructions
Serah Abbas added this to solar power spec
June 26, 2013
Exterior build must haves
gelanaz added this to gelanaz's Ideas
June 17, 2013
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sourabh_laghate added this to sourabh_laghate's ideas
June 5, 2013
detail
David Jones added this to Drawings, Renderings, Models
May 3, 2013
Rain screens. Better materials and practices, including tighter envelopes, have made our homes easier to heat and cool and much more efficient. Gone are the days of drafty windows and doors, sky-high energy bills and uncomfortable rooms. But of course there's a side effect to having a home that doesn't leak energy out of every crack and gap. Moisture buildup in our walls and a lack of fresh air coming into the home can create poor air quality. See how the downsides can be mitigated when building a more efficient home. Add to ideabook by Bud Dietrich, AIA by Bud Dietrich, AIA Happy accidents. I've long since learned that not every event can be controlled, not every outcome predicted. I've learned that, in fact, an unexpected outcome can provide a joyous surprise that enriches life.
williamssmb added this to williamssmb's Ideas
April 29, 2013
Rain screens
themr23 added this to siding, themr23
April 28, 2013
siding detail
saritrozycki added this to saritrozycki's ideas
February 18, 2013
rain screen
annbort added this to annbort's ideas
February 14, 2013
Ideas for our passive solar house
loopmd added this to loopmd's ideas
February 1, 2013
When using redwood, this is a perfect drying aid.
xxz5838 added this to xxz5838's Ideas
December 22, 2012
Great article!
devaraj added this to devaraj's ideas
September 8, 2012
Models
nevzat tayfun added this to nevzat's ideas
September 1, 2012
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acouch added this to Great House-Exteriors
August 6, 2012
To thwart unwanted moisture, great way to insulate and airiate the house
jstrongebbert added this to jstrongebbert's ideas
August 5, 2012
ahhh, rain screen wall
cwright2003 added this to House exterior
August 5, 2012
Rain screens and drainage planes to allow air flow and let moisture escape.
Red Wing Cabinetry added this to redwingcabinetry's ideas
July 29, 2012
construction detail
amilu123 added this to amilu123's ideas
July 22, 2012
update outside
bconnor added this to exterior details IDEAS
July 9, 2012
Rain screens. Better materials and practices, including tighter envelopes, have made our homes easier to heat and cool and much more efficient. Gone are the days of drafty windows and doors, sky-high energy bills and uncomfortable rooms. But of course there's a side effect to having a home that doesn't leak energy out of every crack and gap. Moisture buildup in our walls and a lack of fresh air coming into the home can create poor air quality. See how the downsides can be mitigated when building a more efficient home.
yennyg added this to yennyg's ideas
July 3, 2012
layers
Jennifer Louise Interiors added this to jenniferjhawaii's ideas
June 20, 2012
exterior house terminology
sherrydavis added this to sherrydavis's ideas
June 17, 2012
construction
7331 added this to 7331's Favorites
June 13, 2012
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Lin Shearer added this to General home design
June 13, 2012
Efficient home design - rain screen walls
designer65 added this to designer65's ideas
June 13, 2012
rain screen
lvt5 added this to lvt5's ideas
June 12, 2012
airflow in house
candyles added this to candyles's ideas
June 11, 2012
energy efficient home drawing
anndj added this to anndj's ideas
June 11, 2012
Exterior parts of home. Rainscreen installed to allow for moisture to escape in energy-efficient home.
crazy4dishes added this to Building tips
June 10, 2012
Exterior terms
christinebreiter added this to christinebreiter's ideas
June 10, 2012
siding basic
lschaalje added this to lschaalje's ideas
June 10, 2012
Specifications
fitmama added this to Whole House
June 10, 2012
Cross section of exterior wall with labels
larronde123 added this to larronde123's ideas
June 10, 2012
definitions
J Jordan added this to jd9632ej's ideas
June 10, 2012
show Morn
ruthieq added this to ruthieq's ideas
June 10, 2012
very good ..lets me know what I need and what to look for..
Jill Schafer added this to jschafer's ideas
June 10, 2012
need new siding
joto8 added this to joto8's ideas
June 10, 2012
house envelope
irka added this to irka's ideas
June 10, 2012
great explanation of construction terms
jyule added this to Technical
June 10, 2012
Solar poer
webbkr added this to My house
June 8, 2012
Rain screens. Better materials and practices, including tighter envelopes, have made our homes easier to heat and cool and much more efficient. Gone are the days of drafty windows and doors, sky-high energy bills and uncomfortable rooms. But of course there's a side effect to having a home that doesn't leak energy out of every crack and gap. Moisture buildup in our walls and a lack of fresh air coming into the home can create poor air quality. See how the downsides can be mitigated when building a more efficient home.
barbarastrand added this to barbarastrand's ideas
May 25, 2012
Rain
tertiusc3 added this to tertiusc3's Favorites
April 8, 2012
Investigate this as a building material
dunk22ja added this to Favorite photos
April 6, 2012
Building structure info
leobotero87 added this to leobotero87's Favorites
April 6, 2012
Great section, may use this in my Atlanta home design for a client
biernacki added this to construction
April 5, 2012
Exterior wall description
blanchard added this to blanchard's ideas
April 4, 2012
Diagram of names of carpentry pieces on exterior of home.
salonikia added this to FACADE
April 3, 2012
ANATOMY OF A RAIN SCREEN
Daniel Buchser added this to House Exteriors
April 2, 2012
Exterior building shell section
cmbiegner added this to cmbiegner's Favorites
April 1, 2012
Good reference!
janeamy added this to janeamy's ideas
April 1, 2012
Good to know!
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