Knight Offers PanelRail™ For Use With Third-Party Or Customized Rainscreen Systems
Deer Park, WA - Knight Wall Systems announces the company now offers its PanelRail™ cladding attachment rails for use with systems other than Knight’s own proprietary rainscreen attachment systems, according to company president Doug Knight.
PanelRails, which up to now have only been available with Knight’s CI® System, HCI® System and MFI® System rainscreen attachments, can be employed as a second layer of rails to help accommodate different panel layouts and sizes to add depth, and can also be used in assemblies not requiring exterior insulation, where rails are installed directly over the substrate (steel studs with gypsum sheathing, wood studs with sheathing, CMU, etc.), enabling increased air flow behind the cladding while allowing water to drain efficiently.
“PanelRail is one of our most adaptive, flexible products,” Knight said. “We recognized it could be used with rainscreens of all types and dimensions, on many different types of buildings, so we decided to make it available to the broader construction market.”
Pre-punched holes on the PanelRail for the wall anchors are designed to make installation simple over CMU, concrete and wood studs – saving time and cutting labor costs. Rails may be attached to substrate or other rails in a vertical or horizontal orientation, with a standard depth of 3/4″ in face dimensions of 2″, 3″, 4″ or 5″. PanelRail’s regular perforation pattern prevents water from accumulating and enables free air movement. The rails are available in 18-gauge and 16-gauge, high corrosive-resistant Zn-Al-Mg ZM40 (ZAM®) coating for a long service life and can be specified in standard silver or a coil-coated, black, PVDF finish (18-gauge).
About Knight Wall Systems Inc.
Knight Wall Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Knight Construction and Supply Inc., offers rainscreen systems. For more information, visit www.knightwallsystems.com.