A thermal break is a product or a dead-air space / gap that separates metal roof and wall panels from the framing materials of the building to prevent energy loss. When metal products are in contact with each other, radiate heat from the sun heats up the roof sheet, the heat transfers to the framing, then transfers into the open space in the building. This process is called conduction. Even with 3" or 4" thick fiberglass insulation installed over the outside of building framing, when the roof or wall sheets are installed, the insulation is compressed to approximately 1/4" which causes radiate heat to transfer into the building. Similar effects occur when you are heating the interior of the building causing you to lose significant level of heat that you are paying for.
No matter what climate you plan to install your building, your pocket book can benefit from a thermal break. Even a non-climate controlled warehouse can benefit from a thermal break. Keeping the interior warehouse space a more moderate temperature than outside conditions can allow for a more productive workforce.
Traditionally, thermal breaks used in PEMB applications are lose foam blocks that can be difficult to install and can create a toggle effect on the fastener that may eventually break. There are 1/8" thermal tapes available but thermal performance limiting conduction may be speculative.
Are you interested to reduce energy loss in your next
Pre-Engineered Metal Building?
Consider this..."The Performer" is a thermal break unlike any other our industry has seen, proven to increase insulation performance by more than double!
Code Compliance to AISI and ASTM Standards
- Meets AISI S1002007 Sec D6.1.1 specifications dealing with "Standoff" type screws.
- Meets AISI TS-7-02 Test for shear strength and shear stiffness.
- AISI S9808-08 Tested to determine Value of Purlin Rollover requirements.
- Meets wind uplift requirements ASTM E1592-05.
- Meets water and/or air infiltration requirements ASTM E1646-95 (2003) and E1680-95 (2003).
No water leakage was detected for the 15 minute ASTM requirement and the 2 hour ICC requirement.
- 95% encased in 24 gauge metal cladding reduces flame exposure in case of fire.
- Carries a Class A Fire Rating and Flame Spread of 25 (up to 75 is allowable).
- Has Smoke Index of less than 150 (up to 450 is allowable).
- Exceeds the International Energy Conservation Code, see table 502.2(1).
Structural engineer should consider all technical data to accommodate The Performer
to the design of all applicable new construction builds as well as all retro-fit applications.
For complete Technical Data contact Gideon Steel Panel Company, LLC.
Benefits of The Performer:
- Energy Efficient.
- Cost Effective.
- Easy to Implement.
Other foam thermal breaks can stress
fasteners causing failure from:
- Material fatigue.
Dimensions of The Performer:
- 6' 0" long.
- 1" thick.
- 2-1/2" wide for Exposed Fastener Panels.
- 3-1/2" wide for Concealed Fastener Panels.
The Performer is easily incorporated into the regular installation process at the same time when insulation, wall and roof panels are installed.
Adding to performance, The Performer promotes complete unrestricted cavity fill and full expansion of insulation blankets - The secret to maximize insulation performance.
Shown here, energy loss as the heat transfers through the purlins on a cool spring morning.
- Isocyanurate foam core.
- Cladded 24 gauge Zinc Aluminum.
- Maintains Structural Integrity.
- Complies with efforts to Waterproof Envelope.
- Meets or exceeds life cycle of the building.
The patent pending SNS Performer is a System:
- 24 gauge metal cladding on both sides of foam prevent fastener
fatigue that can lead failures as previously mentioned.
- The SNS Fastener must be used to maintain integrity of the System.
- The Un-threaded shaft prevents de-lamination of metal cladding
from the foam during installation.
- Fiberglass insulation (not shown) can be installed between the
exterior sheeting and The Performer and/or between The Performer
and Zee Purlin/Girt.