Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems Testing
Manufacturers of exterior wall cladding systems (a.k.a. panel systems) have long desired a standardized way of testing and comparing the performance of their products. Their need has been to provide a reference standard for architects and specifiers to write their products into project specifications. In the past, testing was typically conducted in accordance with industry recognized ASTM standards, but there has not been an established specification which promoted a standard specimen size, configuration, set of performance criteria or method of classifying a product’s performance.