AdaptaClad™ RS

AdaptaClad™ RS is an extremely adaptable, easy-to-use rainscreen installation system designed to utilize our NEW Omega-Lite® FR ACM panels.

This new shop-fabricated system provides significant time and labor savings to fabricators and installers.

AdaptaClad RS is a weather-resistant exterior wall cladding panel system that combines a modern reveal-joint aesthetic with drained and back ventilated rainscreen performance. It can be installed over a variety of substrates and on projects requiring Continuous Insulation (CI), such as our Omega CI® rigid insulation panels or third-party CI solutions.


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AdaptaClad™ RS utilizes our NEW Omega-Lite® FR ACM panels, aluminum panel extrusions and clips, and accessories

Omega-Lite FR consists of a corrugated thermoplastic core with fire-resistant additive bonded to a finished aluminum sheet on one face and a protective mill finished sheet of aluminum on the other.

With a multitude of standard colors and various finishes, your design options are endless; we also offer custom colors to match your exact specifications.

Omega-Lite FR provides a decorative, strong, durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces and is non-absorbent, water-resistant, and easy to maintain.


  • Built-in adaptability to install over almost any building substrate
  • Simple-hang installation requiring mechanical attachment on only two sides of the panel module
  • Rainscreen system with an open dry joint design characterized by a deep reveal terminated with an insert strip installed without the use of caulks or adhesives
  • Dry joint aesthetic with customizable joint width from 9/16″ (standard) up to 4″
  • Utilizes continuous perimeter extrusions that provide versatility on stiffener and clip locations
  • Economical baseline system design for typical projects requiring up to 30 psf (ASD) wind loads; easily adapted to higher wind load requirements

System Testing

  • NFPA 285 (Fire Performance)
  • AAMA 509 (Drainage & Ventilation)
  • ASTM E283 (Rate of Air Leakage)
  • ASTM E331 (Water Penetration)
  • ASTM E330 (Structural Performance)

Advantages of AdaptaClad™ RS over Laminators’ previous Dry Seal installation system

Minimized overall material costs

  • Simplified design utilizes proprietary perimeter extrusions to provide versatility on panel stiffener and clip locations
  • No supplemental rails or strapping needed

Minimized shop fabrication labor

  • No mitered corners required for perimeter extrusions, saving approximately 8 minutes per panel
  • No shims needed to support saw cut of perimeter extrusions
  • Fab sealant relief is designed into the extrusions
  • Silicone press-in soffit vent vs. labor-intensive sealed slot with a riveted metal screen

Minimized field installation labor

  • No adhesive in the field of panels
  • No foam tape along panel joints
  • No field-installed panel stiffeners
  • Extremely adaptable to installation over various substrate scenarios

Tested with new Omega-Lite FR panels to current NFPA 285 standard

  • No longer prohibits vertical joints above window openings