Rainscreen Systems


The NOW-8000 is a route-and-return vertical wall cladding system, which capitalizes on the superior finishes and flatness of metal composite material (MCM). A modification of our NOW-1100 system, it is tested to AAMA 509 and classified as V2, W1.

Continuous, extruded tongue-in-groove profiles allow for ease of installation and inherent thermal/building movement. The NOW-8000 may be left open at top and bottom for enhanced ventilation. Rear-mounted I-beam stiffeners ensure the material meets your deflection requirements. Joint splines conceal the secondary components, making this a suitable system for interior as well as exterior use. (Joint splines are normally fabricated from the same material as the adjacent panel face, yet designers might opt for color contrast.)


The NOW-8000 is a modification of our tried-and-tested NOW-1100, redesigned as a Drained/ Back-Ventilated (D/BV) rainscreen with a joint spline. Like its predecessor, the NOW-8000 is custom- fabricated and engineered to match virtually any design. Its combination of form and function make it the perfect choice for many applications. When matched with a properly-integrated air barrier, NOW-8000 meets even the most challenging criteria.

Capitalizing on the innate performance of ACM (Aluminum Composite Material), the NOW-8000 System delivers a sleek, flat look that manages thermal expansion and contraction, and virtually eliminates oil-canning. Proven, durable architectural coatings including PVDF and FEVE - as well as natural metals such as anodized aluminum, brushed aluminum, stainless steel and copper - ensure that your cladding will last the life of the building. 

Return legs are fully exposed, for a crisp and attractive reveal. With a geographically-suitable air barrier material, the NOW-8000 is our most affordable and design-flexible rainscreen.

For any curved applications, please contact our headquarters for design assistance.