Click-in Cladding System

Install A Lighting-Fast Wood Rainscreen

Formerly called Grad for Kebony the Click-in Cladding™ System combines Kebony’s long-lasting wood cladding with the Grad® Mini Rail for a faster and more precise cladding install without the hassle and uncertainty of traditional hidden fastening methods

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Click-in Cladding™ is a new rainscreen system that utilizes a special cladding profile, expressly designed for the Grad™ Mini Rail system, which precisely locks the Kebony Cladding Board into place quickly and easily

Grad and Kebony have had a long-held partnership in Europe. Grad™ Concept’s parent company has been in business 170+ years and has a proven track record with Kebony products for more than a decade. Now, we are selling our products together as a complete system for the first time in North America.

Highlights

  • Proven, easy-to-install rail system
  • Super-fast, snap on installation
  • Built-in rainscreen air space
  • Patented rail design
  • Long-lasting wood cladding
  • In-stock and ready to ship anywhere in the USA

 

Installation Guide

What do builders think?

Experienced builder, Adam Harrison, shares his thoughts on the Click-in Cladding System (Grad for Kebony) compared to his recent Kebony shiplap installation.

Kebony Cladding Board

One Board Designed for Multiple Aesthetics

Our Clear grade Cladding Board was designed to give you the look you want without being overwhelmed with custom profile options. The grooves on the back of the board fit seamlessly with the Grad™ rail system, giving you the option of installing the board vertically or horizontally with two popular gap sizes to choose from.

Highlights

  • Up to 35 year warranty against rot
  • No maintenance required
  • Fades to silver-gray patina when left unfinished
  • In stock, no custom milling required
  • One board with 2 gap size options

Profile

1×6 Clear Cladding Board (#2682)
Actual Dimensions: 13/16″ x 5 11/16″
Lengths: 10′, 12′, 14′, 16′

Spec Sheet

Grad™ Mini Rail

Grad™ Mini Rail clips are factory-placed in position, so the installer simply fastens the rails onto the sheathing or vapor barrier and snaps the boards on. The rails create a natural air gap so there’s no need to install furring strips ahead of time.

Based on the desired aesthetic, Mini Rails come in two different gap sizes and can be installed vertically or horizontally.

Highlights

  • Patented clips pre-mounted on aluminum rails
  • Uniform spacing for the perfect look
  • Built-in air gap behind the boards
  • A true hidden fastening system
  • 50% faster installation time
  • Made of 100% recyclable aluminum and POM (polyoxymethylene)
  • No pre-drilling of the boards or rails required

Mini Rail Options

1×6 w/Narrow Gap (G2171)
Gap Spacing: 5/32″ (similar to nickel gap)
Rail Length: Approx. 6 ft.
Coverage: 200 sf/box*
•based on 16″ OC spacing

Spec Sheet

1×6 w/Wide Gap (G2172)
Gap Spacing: 17/64″ (similar to shiplap)
Rail Length: Approx. 6 ft.
Coverage: 200 sf/box*
•based on 16″ OC spacing

Spec Sheet

Accessories

Grad™ Spacing Template
Included in your Mini Rail box will be a spacing template. This tool is placed between an existing rail and the next rail to keep alignment and gap spacing uniform across the project.

Grad™ Riser Support
For roof lines or short runs, you can use the riser support to maintain the correct gap between the stud and the board. The riser support has an opening so you can face fasten the board using the Pro Plug® system for Kebony.

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Kebony Clear

Kebony Clear is a neat, sophisticated wood with a subtle grain that is free of knots.

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