Climate-Shield Wood Rainscreen Siding

Credit: General Woodcraft

What makes this product green?

  • Prevents moisture or air quality problems
  • Durable or low-maintenance


The Climate-Shield Wood Siding System consists of aluminum rainscreenConstruction detail appropriate for all but the driest climates to prevent moisture entry and to extend the life of siding and sheathing materials; most commonly produced by installing thin strapping to hold the siding away from the sheathing by a quarter-inch to three-quarters of an inch. clips and specially milled siding that creates a space behind the siding for moisture to drain away from the structure. The system does not require furring strips and the clips can be attached directly to exterior structural sheathingMaterial, usually plywood or oriented strand board (OSB), but sometimes wooden boards, installed on the exterior of wall studs, rafters, or roof trusses; siding or roofing installed on the sheathing—sometimes over strapping to create a rainscreen. , so no nails or screws are driven through the siding. Climate-Shield can be installed, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and is available with ipe, cumaru, garapa, and FSCNonprofit organization that promotes forestry practices that are sustainable from environmental and social standpoints; FSC certification on a wood product is an indicator that the wood came from a well-managed forest.-certified machiche wood options.

Additional Info


  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Manufacturer Information

General Woodcraft
531 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320
Phone: 860-444-9663
Fax: 860-444-0517

Listed in: Wood Siding