WrapShield RS Rain Screen Benefits

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Comprehensive Product Overview

WrapShield RS Rain Screen is a highly vapor permeable Water Resistive Barrier (WRB) and Air Barrier (AB) membrane with a built-in rain screen drainage matrix and integrated tape at the horizontal seams.

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Reduce the incidence of moisture related damage with WrapShield RS 3mm behind conventional siding.  The 3mm matrix does not disrupt the level plane needed for siding, trim and window installation.

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Create an essential drainage matrix behind stucco by installing the cost effective WrapShield RS 3mm.  No change to design or installation practices is required.


Built-in Rain Screen Drainage Matrix

  • High performance matrix maintains unimpeded vertical drainage plane
  • Rain screen cavity increases drying capacity of building envelope
  • Multiple depth drainage matrix options: 3mm, 7mm, and 11mm
  • 3mm matrix creates minimal rain screen cavity, facilitating conventional installation of siding, trim, and windows
  • 7mm and 11mm matrices offer enhanced drainage performance for code and/or more demanding applications

Cost and Labor Savings

  • One step installation of WRB and rain screen cavity reduces installation time
  • Innovative integrated tape and horizontal lap guides ensure proper weatherboard installation
  • Factory installed integrated tape and fully-tested accessories reduce contractor liability and take the guesswork out of product selection
  • Single source savings eliminates purchase of additional tapes or rain screen components
  • Can be used as part of an air barrier system reducing energy use for the life of the building

Phase Construction Friendly

  • Install year round in all climates, no construction setbacks
  • No special equipment required
  • Sustains up to 180 days of exposure before cladding installation

Environmental Sustainability and Durability

  • Emits Zero VOC’s, eliminates exposure to harmful chemicals
  • Contributes to LEED points
  • Contributes to the lifelong health and energy efficiency of the building
  • Guaranteed long-term durability with standard 20 year material warranty 
Sealing Horizontal Joints with Integrated Tape
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Factory-installed integrated tape ensures accurate installation Pulling the release film and smoothing with hand pressure creates an airtight seal. Now, the field membrane upper and lower courses are installed with the proper water shedding shingle effect.

Project Profiles using WrapShield RS