TerraClad® System Overview

Our TerraClad® team specializes in providing turnkey solutions in both the panel and sunshade systems to bring a designer’s goal to fruition. Bringing us to the table early in the design process will enable us to assist you and create a path for shared success.

Boston Valley Terra Cotta’s ceramic rain screen cladding system provides benefits above and beyond conventional masonry cavity wall systems. In addition to the durability and ease of maintenance inherent to any ceramic cladding, the TerraClad® system incorporates ship-lapped open joints that shield the structural wall from wind driven rain and snow while also ventilating the air space to mitigate mold and mildew growth. Gaskets and isolators provide a snug fit between panels and the framing system to prevent wind induced rattle and allow for movement of the aluminum framing system due to thermal expansion. Beyond the functionality of the system, the plasticity of terra cotta offers profile opportunities to designers not available in alternate rain screen cladding materials.

TerraClad® rain screen panels come in a range of standard sizes for both smooth and reveal panels. Beyond these standard panels, we have also produced custom profile panels and specialty elements for use in different design schemes. All TerraClad® products are provided cut to size for your project, and terra cotta panels for outside corner conditions are miter cut at our manufacturing facility to ensure sharp, clean corners.

Click here to download and review the TerraClad® Profile Catalog (PDF 4MB) or contact our sales team to discuss custom design needs for your project.

Benefits of the TerraClad® System:

  • Ceramic panels installed on an aluminum framing system offer the durability of a masonry installation without the weight
  • Continuous insulation outboard of the primary wall system increases the thermal performance of the building envelope
  • A mortar-less system allows for installation in any weather conditions and reduces maintenance costs associated with re-pointing
  • Replacement of a panel does not require the entire stacked bond to be removed
  • Gravity and friction fit pre-punched track system speeds installation
  • LEED credit opportunities
  • Abundant profile, color and finish opportunities available

Please review our system details to incorporate into your project documents.

TerraClad® System Diagram

Horizontal Track


TerraClad® System Diagram

Vertical Track


TerraClad® Standard Panel Sizes