Fiber Cement Panels as Rain Screens (Online Version)

Moisture intrusion in a wall system can be the cause of building defects, as well as health ailments for the building's occupants, making rainscreens a very important tool in water mitigation. This course will review the cause and effects of moisture intrusion and the forces that drive rainwater into a building, identify different rainscreen technologies and ASTM testing standards that measure their performance and discuss fiber cement panels and how they can be used as a rainscreen to reduce moisture build-up, rotting interior walls, mold growth and more!