CUPACLAD Ventilated Rainscreen

Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding

Natural slate has, for centuries, been used as a durable, gorgeous, and long-lasting roofing material. Recently, slate siding has emerged as a modern architectural trend in Europe, and the concept is beginning to make its way over to the United States.

CUPACLAD is an innovative rainscreen system that utilizes the beauty and class of natural slate.

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Benefits

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Sustainable

One of the more environmentally friendly products on the market, natural slate is already a popular tool for the sustainable passive home trend. The CUPACLAD system helps cut back on energy bills, saving not only on harmful CO2 emissions but also some cash.

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Modern

Slate siding is certainly turning heads. The sleek, timeless material has been refitted as a siding material that can be constructed in a number of different tile shapes, sizes, and orientation.

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Durable

With an expected lifespan of over 100 years, natural slate is an incredibly long-lasting material. On top of that, it is versatile in a number of climates; natural slate is very resistant against hail, hurricane force winds and fire.

Systems

slate siding 101 Logic

101 Logic

Featuring simple, balanced design, our CUPACLAD 101 Logic rainscreen cladding system puts the texture and sheen of our natural slates right to the fore.

slate siding 101 Random

101 Random

The CUPACLAD 101 Random rainscreen cladding system revolutionises natural slate cladding installation by combining different slate sizes to generate a dynamic, creative composition.

slate siding 101 Parallel

101 Parallel

CUPACLAD 101 Parallel is a rainscreen cladding system with aligned joints, generating a homogeneous composition that highlights the unique personality of our natural slates.

slate siding 201 Vanguard

201 Vanguard

Our CUPACLAD 201 stone cladding combines stainless steel clips with natural slate texture to give a touch of modernity and reduce installation times compared to other rainscreen cladding systems.

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Case Studies

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Fairfiled Library, Virginia

Designed by the collaboration of Boston’s Tappe’ Architects and BCWH Architects of Richmond, Virginia, the new Fairfiled Library in Henrico County (Virginia) provides …

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Slate School – North Haven, Connecticut

Completed in September of 2019, Slate School received the ENR 2019 Merit Award, New England, for Best Project.

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Pierson Library – Shelburne, Vermont

Pierson Library – Shelburne, Vermont

The overall architectural strategy was to build a brand new, 21st century library, while conserving Shelburne Town Hall’s “look” and in doing so, strengthening the center of Shelburne Village.

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Scouts BSA Leadership Center, Minnesota

The concerted effort of Cuningham Group Architecture Inc., Mortenson Construction and the Vermont Slate Co., set out to make Council’s vision a reality, there was work to do.

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Resources

Installation

Check the complete information for on site installation of CUPACLAD systems in our installation guide section.

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Documentation

Access our documentation section for further information about our CUPACLAD siding systems.

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Projects

Go to our projects section to see photos of some of our finished projects.

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Testimonials

  • amy yurko aia architect

    CUPACLAD gave us a surface that was complementary with our modern aesthetics. The surface looks different every time… wet and dry. We have this glistening façade one moment and then a buttery smooth matte exterior, the next. CUPACLAD’s sleek, timeless slate material is certainly turning heads.

    Amy Yurko
    AIA Architect

  • Chad J Clow, AIA NCARB, principal at Cuningham Group Architecture

    The slate contributed to the overall aesthetic with its modern metallic luster and yet modest-compliment to the historic 1913 Calvary building that sits adjacent to the BSA Leadership Center

    Chad J Clow
    AIA NCARB, principal at Cuningham Group Architecture.

  • Caspar Rodgers Alma-nac

    We wanted it to be something like a sundial, so the changes in weather and the movement of the sun can be expressed across the building. The natural slate cladding, with tiny stainless-steel clips catching the light at certain angles, was the perfect solution to express the time of day with shadows.

    Caspar Rodgers
    Co-founder and Director of alma-nac architects

Installation Videos

CUPACLAD 101 Logic Installation

Installation of a rainscreen cladding with invisible fixing (CUPACLAD 101 Logic)

CUPACLAD 201 Vanguard Installation

Installation of a rainscreen cladding with visible fixing (CUPACLAD 201 Vanguard)

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