Rainscreen moisture reduction product
March 1, 2011
The company’s Knight Wall System rainscreen product can reduce the effect of moisture on a building, increase efficiency and contribute to LEED certification of new and existing buildings. The system is an all-in-one rainscreen that is different from existing systems in that it is a “drop-in” solution. The product will accommodate several cladding options, including brick, metal, tile and composites. Steel framing can be specified with 2-, 4- and 6-inch brackets, enabling different R factors of insulation to be installed external to a building’s vapor barrier while providing a cavity for moisture to drain and vapor to pass through. The system employs a patented self-leveling feature, which enables new cladding to be installed on the exteriors of existing buildings with out-of-plumb walls.