RainShadow Cladding

Credit: Richlite Company

What makes this product green?

  • Post-consumer recycled content
  • Certified wood
  • Prevents moisture or air quality problems


Richlite’s RainShadow 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. claddingMaterials used on the roof and walls to enclose a house, providing protection against weather. is made from very thin stacks of recycled cardboard or 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 recycled paper, depending on color, and phenol formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen." resin. According to the company, the cladding does not require sealing along the edges or face, even after cutting. Available in four main colors, plus custom designs, RainShadow can be sanded if scratched or defaced by graffiti. Over time, the panels gain a patina and darken. This cladding is 5/16" thick, comes in 4' x 8' and 5' x 12' sheets, and has a limited ten-year warranty. Rainscreen mounting hardware has to be purchased separately.

Additional Info

Product Attributes

  • Post-Consumer Content : 65 %


  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Manufacturer Information

Richlite Company
624 E. 15th St.
Tacoma, WA 98421
Fax: 253-383-5536
Toll-free: 888-383-5533

Listed in: Composition Siding