The Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding System™ works extremely well with a variety of different wood siding species. The key requirements for a long lasting, beautiful and effective rain screen system are for the wood siding to be:
- Stable (Limited expansion and contraction)
- Durable (lasts 25 years or longer)
- Resistant to cracking, splitting and checking
- Stunningly beautiful
That is why we have selected the entire family of Mataverde® Premium Hardwood Siding for use with the Climate-Shield Rain Screen Wood Siding System™. All of these beautiful and long lasting high density hardwoods look great and can add decades of life to your rain screen design and home or building. Choose the wood siding species that works best for your project.
Mataverde® Ipe Premium Hardwood Siding
Mataverde® Ipe siding is every bit as beautiful when used as rain screen siding as it is on decking. Ipe siding is tough, fire resistant and extremely durable. With its beautiful brown tones and rich exotic graining, Ipe siding is a beautiful option to consider for your rain screen system. Mataverde Ipe hardwood siding may be oil finished or allowed to weather naturally to a silvery gray patina over time.
Mataverde® Cumaru Premium Hardwood Siding
Mataverde® Cumaru siding is another great option to consider for your rain screen system. Like Ipe siding, Cumaru siding is extremely strong, durable and boasts a Class A fire rating. Cumaru siding ranges from yellowy brown to rich reddish brown tones with lots of exotic tropical graining and color variations. Mataverde Cumaru Premium Hardwood Siding can be finished with an oil based sealer or you can let it weather out to a natural silvery gray patina.
Mataverde® Garapa Premium Hardwood Siding
With its golden to honey brown tones, Mataverde® Garapa Premium Hardwood siding is a beautiful, lighter colored rain screen siding material. Garapa siding is tough, extremely stable and quite durable. Like all of our tropical hardwood siding materials, Garapa siding is sustainably harvested, gorgeous and very long lasting. Mataverde Garapa Premium Hardwood Siding can also be finished with an oil based sealer or allowed to weather out to a natural silvery gray patina.
Mataverde® FSC Machiche Premium Hardwood Siding
FSC Certified Machiche siding makes a wonderful siding option for the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System. Machiche siding, (pronounced mah-CHEE-chay), offers a beautiful range of chocolate brown tones with exotic graining and color variations. As an FSC Certified 100% Pure hardwood, Machiche siding can also help a LEED project achieve its green building design goals. As a high density hardwood siding option, you can choose to allow Machiche siding to weather gracefully to a silver-gray patina or you can coat it with an oil sealer to enrich the graining and coloration.
Mataverde® FSC Santa Maria Premium Hardwood Siding
FSC Certified 100% Pure Santa Maria siding makes another fantastic hardwood siding material option for use in the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System. Santa Maria siding looks very similar to a lighter version of genuine Mahogany. Our Santa Maria hardwood siding is quarter-sawn for both beauty and great stability. Santa Maria siding ranges from lght pinkish tans to beige colors with some darker exotic graining and character. Santa Maria takes a finish rather well and can be stained to a wide variety of colors to meet the design needs of your color scheme.
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