Armatherm™ 500 Structural Thermal Break Material
(Thermal Insulation Material – TIM)
Limiting heat movement inside a building’s thermal envelope lowers energy use and also lowers the risk of condensation problems. Thermal bridging in building envelope connections is greatly lessened using ArmathermTM 500 thermal break material (TIM).
A high strength, thermoset polyurethane that is produced in a variety of densities is ArmathermTM 500 structural thermal break material.
High loads can be supported using ArmathermTM 500 thermal break material, which is available in four grades of material with varying compressive strength capabilities.
Due to their closed cell construction, the ArmathermTM 500 thermal insulation blocks do not absorb water and have very little creep under load. As a result, there is less energy lost through thermal bridging within building exterior connections. Therefore, heat movement, energy use, and potentially hazardous condensation problems are all reduced.
ArmathermTM 500 is offered in the following thicknesses: 5mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, and 50mm. To reach the appropriate U value and thickness parameters, the high strength polyurethane material sheets can be easily laminated. It can be used everywhere there is a penetration or transition exit through the building envelope and as it is incredibly dynamic. Where a thermal bridge exists, it is simply cut and drilled on the spot if necessary. The most popular specs are Armatherm TM500-320 and Armatherm TM500-490.
ArmathermTM 500 is a great option for cold storage facilities to keep the subgrade from freezing, as well as for preventing thermal bridging in buildings to reduce heat loss. ArmathermTM 500 is positioned beneath the base of the column to prevent the transfer of cold temperatures into the ground, which is important for the storage of frozen foods.
Applications using Armatherm™ 500 to reduce heat flow include:
Armatherm™ 500 Thermal Break
Armatherm™ 500 Thermal Break
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James Clark, White Cap
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Andrew Sarlo, Cives Steel Co.
“Dirigo Drywall can count on Armatherm to deliver quality thermal break products for our building projects that increase the building’s energy efficiency and help us meet energy compliance goals.”
Nathan P. Croteau, LEED-AP
“Armatherm was very accommodating with their customer service team in the release and delivery of materials to meet the schedule of the project. They also provided the necessary engineering information for us to ensure the product performed as required. Overall it was a smooth experience from Design to P.O. to Installation.”
Andrew Boesch, Eastern Exterior Wall Systems
“ARMATHERM has a commitment to producing quality products and excellent customer service that is second to none in their industry. They are extremely easy to work with and hold true to their quoted lead times. The Steel Supply Company can count on ARMATHERM to deliver quality thermal break products for our building projects that increase the building’s energy efficiency and help us meet energy compliance goals.”
Frankie, The Steel Supply Company
“The quote came quick, short lead time/fast delivery, no troubles with installation, great technical support & most important – competitive pricing! We are also happy to support a local Massachusetts business!”
Pierre Gagnon, New England Finish Systems
“Armatherm products have been useful in addressing thermal bridging challenges in our projects. Armatherm products insulate many of the difficult structural thermal bridging details GPC Green Builders often encounter. The quoting is quick, the products are shipped on time, and the customer service is great.”
Ben Bogie, BPC Green Builders
Armatherm™ 500 – Parapet Roof Penetration Thermal Bridging Solution
As they need structural framing for support, places like roof to wall junctions and parapets require thermal bridging. The R value can be increased by as much as 30% by adding thermal break materials behind the parapet that connects the facade and roof insulation. A thermal break can also be constructed inside the building envelope at roof penetration places where structural elements are supported.
Armatherm™ 500 – Column Base Thermal Bridging Solution (load dependent)
In a conventional building, slab insulation is placed at the base of columns that run the length of the building envelope. A thermal break can be used to avoid cold bridges. Armatherm™ 500 is the ideal option for load supporting thermal break requirements because of its low creep under load and strong strength.
Armatherm™ 500 – Foundation Wall Thermal Bridging Solution (load dependent)
The foundations of a building and the transition from a slab on grade to a foundation wall are other locations where thermal bridges may form. An ArmathermTM 500 series thermal insulation block, which supports extraordinarily high loads of up to 300N/mm2, can significantly reduce energy loss.
More about Armatherm™ 500 Thermal Breaks
Thermal Bridging Resources
On our website, you can access a variety of beneficial online resources, including test reports, design aid, book libraries, and product profile movies. These can aid in your understanding of thermal bread products, important material characteristics, and the applications they are most appropriate for. Also, you have access to CAD/BIM drawings, which you can download and quickly include into your project plans.
Do you want to get credit as an architect? We also have a webinar that provides an introduction to and overview of thermal bridging. It discusses the problems it creates, how and why it happens, and the most effective preventative measures. Also, it offers crucial information on energy savings in the construction sector as well as how to successfully include thermal breaks into your project to minimise thermal bridging problems.
Projects & Testimonials
Several esteemed projects have used our materials. For feedback from the businesses we’ve worked with, read the testimonials on our website. Our staff of experts is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and our portfolio of excellent ratings is also available. We also have a variety of case studies that demonstrate how our cutting-edge products have helped clients build fantastic structures. Buildings in the UK are significantly more efficient thanks to ArmathermTM 500.
Consultancy & Support
For specialised assistance in reducing energy loss and considerably enhancing envelope performance, get in touch with our committed staff. In addition to answering any queries you may have, we can offer guidance on new construction rules and thermal bridging solutions. To keep up with our cutting-edge product advancements, visit our website.
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