Cabinets, Millwork and Fabricators
Rain shadows, nature’s rainscreen, form when mountains obstruct the passage of rainfall, causing dryness on the leeward side. Inspired by the summits that form a nationally renowned rain shadow on the edge of the Olympic Mountain Range, Richlite RainShadow™… The Natural Rainscreen is available in four colors.
Richlite RainShadow™ patinas over time and has an inherently natural look. The water-resistant material requires no sealing on the face, edges or fastener holes. With over 65 years of manufacturing experience in the industrial, marine, extreme sports and architectural markets, the through-color panels are durable, versatile and easy to maintain.
Made with either FSC® Certified or post-consumer recycled paper, Richlite RainShadow™ can contribute to LEED® points. Our innovative WE™ Technology system captures solvents from the manufacturing process and recycles them into energy, which has reduced our CO2 emissions by over 30%.
Richlite’s flexible manufacturing system allows for refined customizable panels. Distinguish projects to suit innovative styles with multi-colored edge reveals, integrated printed murals and engraved design features.
Features and Benefits of Richlite’s Rainshadow:
- Class 1A Fire Rating ASTM -84
- 24” Fastener Schedule
- Does not need resealing of cut edges
- Color integral throughout product
- Low Maintenance – No painting
- Will not rot
- UV resistant
- Resistant to Salt spray
- Termite resistant
- Resistant to cracking
- Cannot have efflorescence
- 10 Year Warranty
- All Richlite materials are made with either FSC-Certified or postconsumer recycled paper
- Made in the USA (Tacoma, WA.)
- Lead time – 2-4 weeks
- Open joint rainscreen – Use UV resistant WRB
Care and Maintenance
Fabricator Survival Guide