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ThermaSteel Panels

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ThermaSteel panels are Energy Star-rated pre-insulated light gauge steel framing made with galvanized steel and EPS that are both 100 percent recyclable. They can be used for foundation, floor, wall, roof and ceiling components for residential, commercial and industrial applications, as well as infill or curtain for high-rise construction.

ThermaSteel wall panels are ENERGY STARâ„¢ compliant. The ThermaSteel panel provides not only structural integrity, but excellent insulation properties as well. The EPS component of the panel is solid (except where wire chases are incorporated) and does not provide voids or allow air movement through the walls. The unique design and utilization of the steel structural members within the panel provides for a thermal break across the panel.

Due to the low permeability properties of EPS (water resistance or ability of panel to breathe), ever-present moisture does not affect the R-Values or thermal performance. The unique design of the panel and the use of EPS as a component provide little or no R-Value drift or loss and results in a stable thermal performance for the life of the structure. The R-Value of EPS remains the same in year 20 as on day 1.

The thermal insulating properties of expanded polystyrene are well known. In addition, ThermaSteel panels are designed with thermal breaks throughout. The steel studs are designed so as not to create a thermal bridge from inside to outside of the panel. Even the shiplap joints preserve the integrity of this thermal break.

 

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ThermaSteel panels are Energy Star-rated pre-insulated light gauge steel framing, utilizing galvanized steel and EPS that are both 100 percent recyclable. ©2011 ThermaSteel