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Compatible Cladding

Virtually any cladding or panel can be used in conjunction with KWS’ HCI, CI®, MFI®or ThermaZee® rainscreen attachment systems. Typically if the cladding product has the ability or approval to be attached over Z-girts and/or hat channels, it can be installed over Knight’s rainscreen attachment systems. 

Please Note: Knight Wall Systems does not supply any panels – only the engineered solution to support panels and still meet energy code.

All of KWS’ systems can be spaced up to 48″ on-center or support claddings weighing up to 25 PSF.

(NOTE: maximum allowable spacing and dead load are functions of the total load on the wall anchors and/or brackets at a given spacing, typically calculated by KWS on a project specific basis).

Primary reasons why owners, designers and contractors choose to use KWS’ rainscreen attachment systems:

Efficient: Each rainscreen system meets the energy code with the smallest amount of exterior insulation in the industry. Also, no special detail or installation techniques are required – saving time.

Versatile: Knight’s systems can accommodate a wide range of panels, allowing a multi-product façade to be installed on one attachment system for simpler detailing, installation and consistency.

Engineered and Tested: Each of our rainscreen systems and components has undergone in-house R&D testing, third party standardized testing as well as engineering analysis to limit the liability on all parties involved. This ensures the owner is getting a system that has been proven to perform on all levels and will last versus the risk of a one-off system with no history, empirical data and physical testing.

View our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for more information.

  • Dri-Design® Panels
  • NorthClad® AL Panels
  • Extruded Aluminum Panel Systems (i.e. Longboard®, etc)
  • Route and Return ACM Panel Systems – wet and dry-joint (i.e. NorthClad®, Metal Design Systems, Sobotec, etc.)
  • Single-skin metal panels with concealed fasteners & congruent interlocking joints using standard, interchangeable, profiles. (i.e. Morin®, ATAS, etc.)
  • Corrugated or Roll Formed Profiles, vertical or horizontal* (i.e. Morin®, Metal Sales, ATAS, AEP Span, IMETCO®, etc.)
  • Flatlock Panels
  • SVK Panels
  • TAKTL™ Panels
  • James Hardie™ Panels and Siding
  • Nichiha® Panels and Siding
  • SWISSPEARL® Fiber Cement Panels
  • oko Skin™ Panels
  • Fibre C™ Panels
  • SILBONIT™ Panels
  • EQUITONE Panels
  • CERACLAD Panels
  • Iron Woods Hardwood Siding
  • Three-Coat Stucco
  • Porcelain Tile
  • Natural Slab Stone (weight dependent)
  • GRIDWORX™ stone hanging system
  • Honeycomb Backed Stone (i.e.TerraCORE, Stone Panels, etc.)
  • Direct Applied Acrylic Finish Systems Applied Over Cement Board

The above list of products and manufactures are not the only compatible products, others do exist. Certain products within ones complete product line may not be compatible. Please check with the cladding or panel manufactures for any special requirements. Please contact Knight Wall for further information or questions. All trademarks listed above whether registered, or not, are not the property, nor should it be assumed to be the property, of Knight Wall Systems, inc. Only the Trademarks listed below are the property or under the control of Knight Wall Systems, inc.

NOTICE: No freedom from any patent owned by Knight Wall Systems or others is to be inferred. Because use conditions and applicable laws may differ from one location to another and may change with time, Customer is responsible for determining whether products and the information in this document are appropriate for Customer’s use. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR ANY APPLICABLE WRITTEN WARRANTIES SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED BY KNIGHT WALL SYSTEMS. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED.

CI, CI-Girt, MFI, ThermaZee, ThermaBracket and PanelRail are registered trademarks controlled by Knight Wall Systems, Inc. ThermaStop, RevealRail and Knight Wall Systems are trademarks of
Knight Wall Systems, Inc. Patents US 11,299,891; 11,286,676; 9,856,655; 9,732,518; 9,677,268; 8,429,866 and others pending. This list is not exhaustive and Knight Wall Systems does not waive its rights in regard to other patents or trademarks that are not listed.