Thermax Wall System From Dow

    Dow

    Dow

    The Thermax wall system is a new approach to steel stud wall design that makes it easier to minimize an apartment building's energy usage in a cost-effective manner. Integrating rigid foam insulation, flashing, and spray polyurethane foam, the system provides an R-value of up to 28.8, blocks air infiltration, and helps prevent moisture intrusion. Assembled with fewer materials and installation steps than traditional gypsum walls, Thermax shields both the cavity and studs with continuous insulation--a new requirement under the latest ASHRAE and IECCstandards. "Thermax is truly innovative because it reduces the number of trades involved in erecting the wall assembly and, because of the spray-applied interior wall insulation, the smallest penetrations are eliminated," said Birmingham, Mich., architect Victor Saroki of Victor Saroki & Associates in a testimonial. The product is Energy Star-qualified. Cost: approximately $8 per square foot, installed. 866-583-2583. www.dowbuildingsolutions.com.