Rainscreen – A contemporary cladding system. A rainscreen
forms the primary rain barrier of a multi-layered wall
system. It should be used in conjunction with an impermeable
backing wall which forms an effective air barrier and
usually incorporates an insulation layer.
Normally the rainscreen carrier system is supported
of the back wall. A ventilated air cavity between the
rainscreen and the backing wall is designed to inhibit
airborne moisture across the cavity.