How To Maintain Your Rainscreen Cladding

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James Bricknell


James Bricknell - Rainscreen Design Manager


With the proper care and maintenance, rainscreen cladding can last for decades. Maintaining your rainscreen cladding can also improve the aesthetic appeal of your building, engendering the local community, tenants and building users with a sense of worth. This blog article will guide you through what you need to know about maintaining your rainscreen cladding.

1. Regular Cleaning

To keep your rainscreen cladding looking its best, it is important to schedule regular cleaning sessions. This will remove any dirt, debris, and grime that has accumulated over time. Regular cleaning will also help to prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and algae, which can be detrimental to the performance of your cladding.

2. Inspections

Regular inspections are another important part of maintaining your rainscreen cladding. Inspections will help you identify any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, dents, or discoloration. Early detection of such problems will allow you to act before they become bigger issues.

3. Repairs

If you do notice any signs of wear and tear during your rainscreen cladding inspections, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible. This may involve replacing damaged panels, repairing cracks or dents, or fixing any loose fittings. Waiting too long to make repairs can lead to more extensive damage and more expensive repairs down the line.

4. Preservation

Another important aspect of maintaining your rainscreen cladding is to take steps to preserve it. This may involve applying a protective coating or finish to help prevent corrosion or fading. In addition, it is important to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials when cleaning your cladding, as this can cause damage to the surface. Paying attention to the performance of the material, colour, and finish of the rainscreen cladding can inform how to best preserve it. This can be done as early as the specification and construction phases of your building.


At Bailey, we are committed to helping you maintain your rainscreen cladding to the highest standard. Our team can provide guidance on the best cleaning and maintenance practices for your specific cladding system, and we can also provide replacement panels, fittings, and trims as needed. With proper care and maintenance, your rainscreen cladding can provide many years of reliable performance and enhance the look of your building.

If you are interested in learning more about our rainscreen cladding systems, or if you need assistance with maintaining your cladding, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We would be happy to provide you with the information and support you need to keep your cladding in top condition.

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