(BRISTOL, Va.) – Strongwell (USA), the world’s leading pultruder of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, is pleased to announce the release of an all-new product for the commercial construction industry, STRONGIRT®.
STRONGIRT® is an all-fiberglass, pultruded FRP continuous insulation (CI) cladding attachment support system that can be used to create cost-effective, sustainable envelopes, rainscreens and facades for existing structures. The system can be mounted vertically or horizontally to virtually any substrate, is lightweight, highly thermally efficient, and offers superior corrosion resistance and pullout strength over traditional metal attachment systems.
“We’ve seen for several years now that the building code is becoming more stringent in its expectations for building envelope performance,” said David Gibbs, Strongwell’s vice president of sales and engineering. “Adding a strong, thermally efficient, sustainable layer of protection to existing structures is a smart way to help improve that performance and protect long-term investment. Because STRONGIRT® provides a convenient attachment point for nearly all facades, it’s also a cost-efficient way to help support cladding systems that can refresh a building’s appearance, creating additional value.”
To provide widespread support and service for STRONGIRT®, Strongwell has signed agreements with three firms in the industry – Arcspec of Libertyville, Illinois; Facades Northwest of Seattle, Washington; and Rainscreen Consulting, LLC of Rock Hill, South Carolina, with representatives based throughout the U.S.
“We’re very pleased to collaborate with these three firms and their industry partners,” Gibbs said. “They offer decades of expertise in the areas of external design, construction and rainscreens, for which STRONGIRT® is the ideal complement.”
For more information on STRONGIRT®, visit https://www.strongirt.com.