[Strawbale] Ventilated Rainscreen Assemblies on SB Buildings

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Sun Feb 22 21:23:28 CET 2009

On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 05:54:51 -0500, donald mchardy <fieryx at hotmail...>  

>>> rainscreens  ....
> isn't a good roof with large overhangs far simpler and maybe sounder??

Short answer: I don't think so.

If one lives in an area where wind-driven horizontal rains are common,  
then even 2.1 metre wide roof overhangs (or open-sided porches around the  
lower storey if a two-storey house) aren't going to prevent the walls from  
getting wet.

The other thing is that broad roof overhangs or open-sided porch roofs are  
prone to wind uplift.

Not much fun having to pick up a roof off of the ground ... or worse.

Okay, okay. It is fun but usually only if it's not your roof.

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