Always looking for new trends in wood design!
Architect Michael Folwell of Boulder, CO used a rain screen process behind this clear Poplar siding to create dimension and modern appeal on his recently awarded ‘Architect’s Choice 2010’ home Crescent Drive House.
He explained the process to me as having used an ice & water shield behind a 90lb construction felt and then fastening the boards to a C-channel to keep equal spacing. Not only does it look cool, it offers a breathable face for your walls and eliminates rot behind the siding due to sweating caused by temperature differences from wall temperature to exterior temperature. The more air tight we make our homes the more of a problem we see in sweating so it’s worth considering “rain-screen” options for your next project.