Grad® : roof cladding

1 grad rail to cover walls and roofs

Cladding highlights the size of walls and give any home a warm welcoming appeal, but it looks even more striking when it extends seamlessly to the pitched roof areas. The same materials are used to cover the entire building. For this type of lines, the neatly trimmed window reveals are just some of the aspects that makes these projects stand out from the crowd.

When building vertical cladding, it is now possible to create an infinity line from the bottom of the walls to the tip of the roof, which raises the height of the building. 

 

But getting the detailing right needs some careful consideration. When thinking about rainscreen cladding for non-vertical areas such as pitched roofs, there are five main points to consider:

 

  1. The roof construction

  2. The waterproofing layer

  3. The connection method

  4. The cladding supporting structure

  5. The cladding material

 

This will influence what cladding material to pick, what grad rails are most adapted, and what fasteners to use. In most cases, the same grad rail can go both over roofs + walls: minimum equipment, maximum results.

 

Always follow installation guidelines.