• TerraClad architectural terra cotta rainscreen and sunshade systems.


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 airspace to mitigate mold and mildew growth. Our various track systems give us the flexibility to select that which provides greatest installation ease when considering your design. Beyond the functionality of the system, the plasticity of terra cotta offers profile opportunities to designers not available in alternate rain screen cladding materials.

For centuries, terra cotta has given architects the versatility needed to realize their designs. In that tradition, TerraClad® offers countless possibilities using the latest building technologies.

Technical Data / Product Testing

Standard Specification for Ceramic Glazed Structural Clay Facing Tile, Facing Brick and Solid Masonry Units

ASTM E 283-04
Standard Test Method for Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen

ASTM E 331-00
Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

ASTM E 330-02
Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

Standard Test Method for Sampling and Testing Brick and Structural Clay Tiles

ASTM C1354
Standard Test Method for Strength of Individual Stone Anchorages in Dimensional Stone

AAMA 501.1-05
Standard Test Method for Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors for Water Penetration Using Dynamic Pressure

AAMA 501.4
Recommended Static Test Method for Evaluating Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems Subjected to Seismic and Wind Induced Inter-story Drifts

AAMA 501.6-01
Recommended Dynamic Test Method for Determining the Seismic Drift Causing Glass Fallout from a Wall System.

AAMA 509-09
Voluntary Test and Classification Method for Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen Wall Cladding Systems


TAS 201-94
Impact Test Procedures – Large Missile Impact

TAS 202-94
Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading

TAS 203-94
Criteria for Testing Impact & Non Impact Resistant Building Envelope Components Using Uniform Static Air Pressure

ASTM E 1886
Standard Test Method for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors, and Impact Protective Systems Impacted by Missile(s) and Exposed to Cyclic Pressure Differentials

ASTM E 1996-06
Standard Specification for Performance of Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, Doors and Impact Protective Systems by Windborne Debris in Hurricanes