NexClad Terra-Cotta Tile Cladding with Nailbase Insulation & Metal Stud Backup








 Interior Finish (vapor permeable)--
 Interior Gypsum Board (Type X) -
 Metal Stud (18 GA. Min. @16” O.C.)- -
 Stud Cavity Insulation (Optional)Dow2" Styrofoam SPF CM-2045
 Nailbase InsulationCarlisleR2+ Base
 Fuild-Applied Air/Water Barrier*CarlisleBarritech VP
NexClad Terra-Cotta Tile Cladding**TerrealNANexClad

* Product recommendations are based on Type I-IV construction requiring NFPA 285 assembly acceptance criteria compliance per IBC Sections 1403.5 & 2603.5.5.

Assembly Performance:

(proposed clear wall U-Factors are approximately 16% | 34% better than code and have 94% | 82% thermal effectiveness)

 Clear Wall

Code Minimum
(IECC 2015 - Metal Framed)


Design R-Value: aR-13 + R-7.5ciR-15.9ci  |  R-12.8 + R-15.9ci
Total R-Value:N/AR-18.60  |  R-31.40
Effective R-Value:cN/AR-17.44  |  R-25.76
Design U-Factor: a, bU-0.064U-0.054  |  U-0.042
Effective U-Factor: cN/AU-0.057  |  U-0.039
Assembly Air Permeability0.04 cfm/ft2 @75Pa0.0024 cfm/ft2 @75Pa

Clear wall meets energy code thermal requirements without stud cavity insulation.

Clear wall U-Factor is based on the stud size & spacing noted above and is calculated per IECC 2015 & ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Appendix A.

Clear wall effective thermal performance is based on the stud size & spacing noted above, manufacturer literature and industry studies on the thermal performance of facades.


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