ExoClad Rainscreen QuickClips were especially-developed by Nova USA Wood Products to accommodate the natural swelling and shrinkage of wood siding throughout each of the four seasons despite the amount of moisture or dryness. This includes compressing the wood to absorb board expansion when the humidity is high and then moving the siding back into place as the wood dries out during colder, cooler months.
“Natural wood siding is subject to expansion and contraction in the width of the boards as a result of seasonal humidity,” said Steve Getsiv, president and CEO of Nova Products Inc. “In fact, typical siding boards can swell up to 1/8” during hot, rainy months.
“Our ExoClad Rainscreen QuickClips respond to this natural swelling and shrinkage in the widths of individual boards by compressing to absorb the expansion. When the wood dries out, the spring clip will then move the boards back into place, centered perfectly, and securely fastened to the side of the structure.”
Designed with Marine Grade extruded aluminum and fastened with #10 pan head screws, ExoClad Rainscreen QuickClips work equally well with hardwoods such as Batu, Ipe and Cumaru hardwood siding, as well as softwoods like Cedar, Redwood and Douglas Fir. Unlike many other wood siding fastening systems, they also provide a ¾” stand-off from the structure and can be drilled right into the studs over the house-wrap. This eliminates the added need to buy, cut and install furring strips, while ensuring fast, easy installations.
For more ExoClad Rainscreen QuickClip information please visit www.novausawood.com.