Press Release Summary:
Designed to add insulation value to outside of exterior sidewalls while serving as nailable base for exterior sidewall coverings, ThermaCalÂ® Wall Insulation Panels minimize heat loss and cold drive into living space of home. Panels also help meet increased R-value energy code requirements being adopted in certain climate zones. By covering studs while adding continuous insulation to rest of wall, tongue-and-groove panels help eliminate thermal bridging.
Original Press Release:
GAF Introduces ThermaCal® Wall - Exterior Wall Insulation Panels
Offers help to meet increased R-value requirements
PARSIPPANY, NJ — With an increasing focus on sustainable building and environmental practices, energy code requirements in many parts of the country continue to change. Because of this, the need for increased R-value at the sidewalls is more important than ever. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to introduce a product to help meet these requirements – ThermaCal® Wall Insulation Panels.
Designed to add insulation value to the outside of exterior sidewalls while serving as a nailable base for exterior sidewall coverings,* ThermaCal® Wall Exterior Wall Insulation Panels help reduce heat loss and cold drive into the living space of a home. They can also help reduce associated energy costs and meet the increased R-value energy code requirements being adopted in certain climate zones. ThermaCal® Wall Panels attach to structural exterior sidewalls and can be fastened to outside wall sheathing, metal, or masonry walls.
Insulating only the cavity wall leaves up to 25% of the wall area underinsulated by studs, creating a thermal bridge. Installing ThermaCal® Wall Panels helps eliminate thermal bridging by covering the studs while adding continuous insulation to the rest of the wall. The panels also help minimize heat loss through their exclusive tongue-and-groove design.
Supporting the GAF focus on reducing hassles for contractors, ThermaCal® Wall Panels are constructed with cut-back sheathing, allowing for precision fit and clearance for sheathing expansion. They also offer versatility and can be used on residential or commercial exterior sidewall applications without the need for interior alterations.
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* Note: ThermaCal® Wall Panels are NOT structural. They can be used with most exterior sidewall coverings that allow attachment to sheathing only and should NOT be used with heavier exterior sidewall coverings that require attachment to studs. Always consult the exterior sidewall covering manufacturer for acceptable substrates and attachment requirements. Do NOT install EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems) over ThermaCal® Wall Panels.
Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.
GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.