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Ventilated Rainscreens for Improved Moisture Management

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Ventilated Rainscreens for Improved Moisture Management

November 2, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

This presentation will provide important aspects regarding moisture management of new stucco and adhered stone assemblies compared to traditional mass walls. Common failures in walls with stucco cladding will be reviewed to understand the importance of drainage and drying. Building science principles behind the rainscreen strategy for rain control will be provided and wetting and drying mechanisms will be discussed. Some typical details will be reviewed to discuss best practices for the ventilated rainscreen approach to stucco and adhered stone assemblies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand common failures in stucco cladding and identify details that will lead to premature failure.
  2. Describe the building science behind ventilated rainscreens and how water gets into and dries out of wall assemblies.
  3. Understand how to detail a ventilated rainscreen for stucco cladding systems.

Michael Shell

Territory Manager, Dörken Systems Inc.

Mike Shell is a 20+ year veteran in the building materials industry with sales experience in the residential and commercial insulation and residential roofing markets. He joined Dörken Systems, Inc in 2017 and now covers the Mid-Atlantic Region for the Above Grade and Below Grade product categories in both commercial and residential construction.


November 2, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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