Frequently Asked Questions
Continuous Insulation (CI)
Our Continuous Insulation system is the only patent pending solution to the latest construction energy codes that ads 2” of polystyrene extruded insulation to your wall. This system provides 100% thermal break between interior and exterior of the building.
Simple answer: R11.
Each inch of foam adds R5 (we use 2”) plus drainage matt that adds additional R1.
It is an option for you but most lumber constructed walls with the latest insulating technology meet energy codes and our CI system is not required.
Usually our CI system is installed on commercial jobs in steel stud and gypsum sheeting wall construction.
We achieve 100% thermal break by using none condensate eyelet (washer), and foam drainage matt.
Button plate is basically a structural 16-gauge L shape galvanized steel with screw holes 16” on center, that in combination with special screws creates safe fastening substrate to receive our Metal Grids, laths for Thickset system, or even cement stucco and other siding cladding materials.
Please keep in mind that foam dose not have any structural values. When combined with gypsum sheeting, you would be overhanging the system approximately 2 ½” away from the stud, point of fastening. We do not believe this is a good idea and we have never met an engineer that would sign off on such installation.
With a use of our structural Batten Plates and special screws, based on our tests we can hang about 450 LB per square foot of material in the worst case scenario. In a more typical setting (no strapping), system will hold up to 650LB per square foot.
FYI, OUR TYPICALL SYSTEM WILL WEIGH ABOUT 7 LB PER SQUARE FOOT!
If you buy the foam from us it will come notched every 16” on center. Simply press it in place, or if you find that a bit difficult, it can be tapped in place using a rubber mallet.
There is always an option of strapping entire wall every 16” OC for easier installation. We understand that this will add some extra cost to your job, so we recommend to do at least strapping inside and outside corners. This will assure proper Batten Plate installation in those locations.