Composite Panels

The best barrier to the elements is experience.

Wet System

Typically less expensive because there are fewer parts involved.  Key components are 1⁄2” expansion joints between the horizontal and vertical panels caulked with silicone, which prevent water intrusion beyond the face of the panel.  For effectiveness, you must have a perfect silicone installation and compatible adhesion to the panel.

Dry System
Utilizes a gasket system that allows water past the panel face to the point of the gasket.  If water does migrate beyond the gasket, it usually enters a gutter network that weeps it back out to the face of the wall.  Many architects prefer the dry system appearance because it provides a depth feature at the panel joints where a typical wet system would be flush with caulking.  
Division 8 will recommend the system that works best for you, taking into account your unique aesthetic, utility, weather and financial conditions.

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