SOPREMA chose ACS THERMAL CLIPS as the preferred solution for panelized exterior cladding because of their high performance and ease of installation. Due to their stainless-steel composition and the contribution of the insulation base.
In addition, the structural capacity of the clips allows maximization of vertical spacing, which further improves the system’s thermal performance and reduces the number of clips required for the project.
ACS THERMAL CLIPS form a highly efficient attachment system that reduces the effects of thermal bridging in wall systems. ACS THERMAL CLIPS are a combination of stainless steel–known for its strength, low thermal conductivity and high melting point—and an insulation base with a thermal resistance of R-3 per base.
ACS THERMAL CLIPS are available in two configurations: solid and adjustable. Both clips also include cut-outs that represent 15% to 20% of the clip volume in order to reduce the quantity of conductive material, as well as the effects of thermal bridging in wall systems.
Architects know that ACS THERMAL CLIPS offer excellent structural and thermal performance. They also allow the use of high R-value rigid panels, which contributes to the overall performance of the assembly.
Installers know that ACS THERMAL CLIPS are quick and easy to install. Moreover, they do not require an exclusive rail, which saves costs. ACS THERMAL CLIPS also offer the possibility of easily installing rigid insulation, and because they have a high R-value per inch, you can apply less insulation and still achieve the same thermal efficiency as with many other insulation products that have a lower R-value per inch.
The purpose of this guide is to assist in the proper specifications regarding the setting and spacing of patented ACS THERMAL CLIPS supporting exterior cladding assemblies. This guide must be used in conjunction with Morrison Hershfield’s (MH) thermal analysis reports or SOPREMA’s BUILD BETTER Guide in order to achieve compliance with the energy objectives of building codes.
This one-hour recorded webinar, including a 15-minute question period, explores the synergies and opportunities of combining polyisocyanurate and mineral wool insulation with a structurally and thermally efficient cladding attachment system to achieve high thermal performance, reduce material use, minimize costs, and optimize wall thickness.
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