The NOW-8200Z is a route-and-return vertical wall cladding system, which capitalizes on the superior finishes and flatness of zinc composite material (ZCM). Tested to AAMA 509, it is our high-performance Drained/Back-Ventilated (D/BV) rainscreen, featuring rear-mounted extrusion profiles that form a grid of concealed gutters and downspouts, shedding water to the base of the system. The NOW-8200Z may be left open at top and bottom for enhanced ventilation.
Non-progressive installation means panels can be replaced without any damage to or displacement of surrounding materials, yet joint splines conceal attachment clips, making this a suitable system for interior as well as exterior use. Joint splines are normally fabricated from the same material as the adjacent panel face, yet designers might opt for color contrast. Return legs are fully exposed, for a crisp and attractive reveal. With a geographically-suitable air barrier material, the NOW-8200Z is our best performing, most design flexible, and most aesthetically pleasing ZCM system yet.