A CONTINUOUS INSULATION SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED THERMAL PERFORMANCE
(NFPA-285 & ASHRAE 90.1)
RapidWrap CI is a Continuous Insulation System that has been designed to ensure that it wraps around a building reducing thermal bridging. This means that RapidWrap CI can improve the thermal performance and energy efficiency of any construction project whilst also retaining the installation benefits of our Arrowhead panel installation system.
RapidWrap CI is a fully-tested (NFPA-285 and ASHRAE 90.1) approved system that provides thermal performance benefits as well as having passed the large scale fire test. The wall build-up consists of Arrowhead installation systems (FLEX & LEAN) combined with polyiso compliant insulation such as DuPont’s Thermax and the option of using Vitrabond FR, Vitrabond G2 or Vitraplate cladding panels.
RapidWrap CI enables you to specify a fully-tested compliant system instead of needing to specify each individual component separately.
What is Continuous Insulation?
Continuous Insulation, otherwise known as CI, is equivalent to wrapping a “building in a blanket” using insulation to improve the performance of the building envelope. It is also defined in American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers 90.1 (ASHRAE 90.1) as:
“Continuous Insulation is insulation that is uncompressed and continuous across all structural members without thermal bridges other than fasteners and service openings. It is installed on the interior or exterior or is integral to any opaque surface of the building envelope.”
Demand for more energy efficient buildings is increasing as energy costs continue to rise. Although continuous insulation is a term that has been around for some time. This current need within the construction industry has pushed it to the forefront of discussions regarding improved thermal performance, value and the overall comfort of a building whilst reducing thermal bridging.
Colors & Finishes
The RapidWrap CI system can be used with any of our cladding solutions: Vitrabond FR, Vitrabond G2 or Vitraplate. These products are available in our extensive range of colors and finishes, we also have industry-leading capabilities in the development of specialty and custom finishes such as woodgrains, natural metals and anodized.
Contact us today for more information or a quote. You can also request a sample online.