Introducing a Pultruded fiberglass Façade cladding system.
Geometry specifically designed to seamlessly integrate a number of different types of insulation
Why fiberglass? Low-maintenance.
Fiberglass has very stable material properties which provide an ideal base for a full range of coatings, colors and finishes. The result is an extremely durable façade, so tough that it will withstand extremes from arctic cold to blazing desert heat to the rugged seacoast! ThermaScreen design relies on the newest material science technology to offer new levels of thermal performance, which up to now have been unachievable.
- Water penetration resistance
- Fire resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Climate resiliency
First Unique Feature
The design eliminates the interior side cavity contained in the majority of conventional rain screen assemblies and relocates it to the exterior side of the insulation plane. Conventional rain screen systems which incorporates air cavities to the interior side of insulation plane detrimentally affect thermal efficiency. Impaired performance results due to the inherent “Insulation Bypass Region” which cools the Sheathing plane. The primary rule for proper construction of an air barrier is to never allow the “Pressure Barrier” and the “Thermal Barrier” to be separated. Conventional systems facility energy losses due to ambient air temperatures uncontrollably heating and/or cooling substrates, framing and thermal bridging components.
Second Unique Feature
The unique design of the thermascreen allows it to be installed horizontal or vertical.
Third Unique Feature
The panels literally slide and snap together through the intergral semi-circular interlocking panel channels. As the drawing depicts, the semi-circular channels literally allow the panels to slide and clip together. The speed at which the cladding can be erected/hung by the simplicity of interlocking connections will produce production benefits and efficiency.
Fourth Unique Feature
The semi-circular channels create a two-stage equalization plane behind the exterior face of the cladding. Any water attempting to enter a horizontal seam of the cladding will immediately encounter the circular capture raceway which is pressure equalized/neutralized. This net zero energy plane (front and back of cladding shell) contains no inertia, drive or propellant energy to transport water inward.
Performance by Design
The initial capillary break creates a pressure equalization chamber (pressure neutralized zone) which immediately decelerates and quells inward water drive by eliminating propellant energy and inertia.
The semi-circular profile allows for entering water to be immediately decelerated and captured within the each panel’s horizontal raceways.
This geometry creates a FULLY INTEGRAL GUTTER RACEWAY SYSTEM which traverses the full length of the leading horizontal panel edge. The raceway allows water to be controlled and transported the full horizontally length to the panel end-caps.
The panel end-caps collect the water and redirect it vertically downwards to integral kick-out diverters which evacuate water back out to the exterior side of the system. Panel interface with custom end-caps which create structural support and facilitate compartmentalization which allows the cladding system to pressure equalize across the exterior façade and wall system in independent sections, compartments, regions, and/or segments.