Do rainscreen details make the home less fire resistant?
I consider rain screen details on exterior walls a mark of quality/intelligent building...but I had a thought that came up as I was considering what this wall would do in the case of being exposed to a fire, with the source being outside like in the case of a forest fire.
While the home may be sided with non-flammable siding, there is a nice air gap and plenty of oxygen flow behind this siding with the flammable plywood behind it.
Could this design to quickly dry your home, also quickly compromise it in a forest fire?
Posted Tue, 03/19/2013 - 18:36
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