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thermal break design

Design Assistance

Need help with a building connection that requires a structural thermal break? Our technical department is available to assist you with structural and thermal design questions.

parapit roof isolation

Armatherm™ FRR Structural Thermal Break Material

Armatherm™ FRR structural thermal break material provides a combination of low thermal conductivity and high compressive strength and has been used in hundreds of structural steel framing connections transferring load in moment and shear conditions.

Structural Thermal Break Material

Armatherm™ 500 Structural Thermal Break Material

Reducing heat flow within a building’s thermal envelope reduces energy consumption as well as potential condensation issues.

Cladding / Wall Panels thermal breaks

Armatherm™ – Cladding Thermal Bridging Solution

Armatherm cladding attachments significantly improve wall assembly thermal performance. Armatherm FRR Z Girt, clip and thermal break shims provide a combination of low thermal conductivity and high compressive strength transferring load and reducing heat loss.

roof penertration thermal breaks

Armatherm™ – Parapet Roof Penetration Thermal Bridging Solution

The roof is part of the building envelope where penetrations such as davits, anchors and supports for dunnage extend through the thermal envelope and roof insulation creating non-continuous insulation.

balcony thermal break material

Balcony Canopy Thermal Bridging Solution – Armatherm™

The most common interface details for structural framing are canopies and balconies that use cantilevered steel or aluminum elements.

foundation insulation and thermal break

Armatherm™ – Foundation Wall Thermal Bridging Solution

Foundations are part of a buildings’ thermal envelope. The intersection at a slab on grade to foundation wall and the exterior wall to foundation transition are both areas where heat flows out of a building due primarily to non-continuous insulation details.

foundation thermal breaks

Armatherm™ – Column Base Thermal Bridging Solution

Steel columns traditionally extend through the building envelope (floor slab) and insulation at their base.

thermal bridging solutions

Armatherm™ — Masonry Shelf Angle Thermal Bridging Solution

Masonry veneer walls require tie-backs and shelf angles which form significant thermal bridges and can reduce a walls’ R value by as much as 50% making it difficult to meet energy codes.