Understanding Rainscreen Systems with Dr. John Straube
Watch On Demand with Expert Dr. John Straube
Join Dr. John Straube as he dives into the anatomy and science behind rainscreen systems, and what a rainscreen system requires above all else to be effective. He also details how DELTA®-DRY’s unique application in these systems solves moisture problems in the most common wall types, especially absorbent claddings like stucco or manufactured stone.
Rainscreen systems provide exceptional above-grade moisture control in building walls. A rainscreen system is the key component in any well-designed drainage system, especially when it comes to areas with heavy rain, the number-one cause of moisture problems above grade. Without proper ventilation and drainage, moisture can accumulate between the water-resistive barrier and cladding.
In this short video, Dr. John Straube dives into the anatomy of rainscreen systems, and what a rainscreen system requires above all else to be effective. He also details how DELTA®-DRY’s unique application in these systems solves moisture problems in the most common types of walls, especially absorbent claddings like stucco or manufactured stone.
About John Straube
John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a principal at RDH Building Science Inc., where he heads forensic investigations and leads research projects in the areas of low-energy building design, building enclosure performance, hygrothermal analysis, and field monitoring of wall assemblies. He is also a prolific writer and a noted public speaker.
In addition to his work with RDH, Dr. Straube is a cross-appointed faculty member in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Straube’s leadership as a building scientist and an educator has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC) and the Professional Leadership Award from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Get the full scope of Dr. Straube’s work, awards, and contributions to the industry over at RDH.