The “Evolution” of Exterior Wall Design
The IntelliScreenTM complete rainscreen wall system delivers high-performance energy efficiency, sustainability and longevity under a single-source warranty.
With IntelliScreen, IMETCO combines best-in-class components into a fully integrated rainscreen assembly, backed by our engineering, project support, and value-added services.
The IntelliScreen wall system includes:
- Metal Wall Panels
A variety of panel profiles, materials, colors, and finishes
- Vented Horizontal Hat Channel
Perforated subgirt for panel attachment creates the crucial one-inch air cavity for ventilation and virtually eliminates thermal bridging
- Stone Wool Continuous Insulation
High-density rigid insulation board, designed specifically for Evolution, repels water, is non-combustible, provides outstanding thermal insulation, and does not propagate the growth of mold or mildew
- IntelliWrapTM Vapor-Permeable Air Barrier
Membrane that stops the flow of air and water, while allowing controlled diffusion of water vapor
IMETCO metal wall panel systems for rainscreen assemblies include:
The Latitude series offers dynamic visual impact and proven performance. Heavy-duty concealed clips and fasteners ensure the system stays in place while still allowing for unlimited thermal movement. Suitable for horizontal and vertical applications, Latitude features a wide variety of standard profile configurations that can be mixed and matched to provide stunning results. Optional PrecisionEdge® factory-mitered corners provide a sleek, continuous look.
Legacy is a stunning metal shingle-style wall panel system with interlocking panels and integrated clips. This reliable system offers an aesthetically pleasing option for any wall panel application, particularly where unique or complicated building shapes are used. Its rectangular and diamond-shaped profiles and wide variety of material options provide designers the flexibility to make a bold architectural statement.
FW is an attractive, cost-effective flush metal wall system. Its interlocking legs conceal fasteners while improving strength and flatness. This durable system offers aesthetic appeal in an easy-to-install wall panel.
IMETCO Vented Horizontal Hat Channel
IMETCO’s vented hat channel is made of 18-gauge galvanized steel. It is installed horizontally directly on the stone wool insulation, fastening into the metal studs to create the 1-inch air cavity that is crucial to effective performance of the rainscreen system.
A series of precisely placed 0.2″ x 1.75″ slots (27% open) allow air to circulate behind the panels, creating the convection needed to dry any moisture present in the wall cavity. Optional vertical struts are also available.
Stone Wool Continuous Insulation from IMETCO
IMETCO’s high-quality stone wool continuous insulation for rainscreen walls is designed to provide increased thermal performance to the building envelope. The insulation is made from natural stone and 75 percent recycled content, providing unmatched thermal and fire-resistant properties. Additional benefits include:
- Repels water; serves as a drainage plane
- Does not propagate mold growth
- Maintains thermal resistance; R-value does not diminish over time
- Experiences little or no thermal expansion or contraction; mitigates the risk of voids and gaps developing in the thermal barrier
- Remains dimensionally stable; will not bend, warp, or shrink over time
- Allows the wall to breathe; vapor-open, will not trap moisture
- Non-combustible, with low flame-spread and smoke development ratings
Uncontrolled air flow takes a tremendous toll on a building and its occupants. IntelliWrap vapor-permeable air barrier and water resistive barrier (WRB) membranes promote a wall cavity in which water vapor can be effectively managed, which is particularly important in regions where seasonal humidity and temperatures fluctuate. IntelliWrap is designed to:
- Stop the flow of air and resist air pressure
- Prohibit liquid water transmission
- Allow controlled diffusion of water vapor
Air barrier membranes offer installers several advantages over fluid-applied air barriers, including ease and consistency of installation. IMETCO offers three vapor-open air barrier membrane options for the IntelliScreen complete rainscreen wall system: mechanically-attached, self-adhered, and mechanically attached with integrated drainage mat. Engineered window flashing elements are also available.
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