Builders who like to include a vented rainscreen in exterior walls can nail up wood or plastic furring strips before installing the siding, or use a plastic mesh such as Benjamin Obdyke's Cedar Breather under wood shingles on walls or the roof.
In many areas of the country, hundreds of stucco-clad homes have suffered wall rot. Although building scientists are still researching the causes of wall rot behind stucco, it’s clear that all of these walls got wet and were unable to dry.
Today, new homes are, to an unprecedented degree, air- and water-tight. Much credit is due to the 21st-century building scientists who’ve developed the sophisticated technologies enabling exterior walls to better control the elements…Continue reading
Ventgrid12 has been selected as a Finalist in the Architizer A+ Awards in the Building Products category. As a Finalist, we are competing for the two most sought-after awards: The Architizer A+ Jury Award and the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award.