Are you looking for a new home in East Van? Whether you’re a first time Buyer or are looking for your next home, I’ve sure you’ve heard of the term “rainscreen” and have wondered what it means and how important it is to buildings built in Vancouver. The short answer? A rainscreen is a building system that allows water to evaporate and drain before reaching the inner walls of the building thanks to a cavity built between the exterior wall and interior wall. Along with good overhangs, flashing on the windows and ell maintained exterior materials, the building should be in good shape. Not every building is rainscreened (however any building built after 2000 will be rainscreened), but not every building will require a rainscreen – it all depends on how the building is being maintained and how it was designed.
A List of Rainscreened Buildings
Most of the rainscreened buildings in East Van are newer and were built with the technology, but there are some other building with this technology. View a list of all rainscreened buildings for sale in East Van, or sign up for our Insider’s Edge program and have any new listings that are rainscreened and within your budget and criteria be emailed to you when they’re listed.
For more information about rainscreens, view our blog post: Leaky Condos and Rainscreen Systems or contact us! We’re always happy to help explain these systems and describe them when we take you on a property tour.