This week, some exciting news was announced for the building envelope industry. ArmorWall just got more advanced! REPS of Ohio is pleased to introduce the newest and most innovative product in the ArmorWall Fire-Rated Structural Insulated Sheathing™ series of products: ArmorWall Plus. The product is available immediately for your building projects. We would love to answer any questions you may have and discuss with you the benefits of the ArmorWall line and share success stories those we have worked with using the ArmorWall line of products.
From the company:
"ArmorWall Plus offers a scientifically engineered high-performance air and water-resistive coating that is the world’s first specifically designed to be applied to Magnesium Oxide (MgO) board. A key component in all ArmorWall products, it offers one and two-hour fire ratings, structural stability, and more.
ArmorWall Plus incorporates no less than four traditional building enclosure systems into a single panel product: structural sheathing, fire-resistance, an air and water-resistive barrier, and high-performance continuous insulation. Combined, ArmorWall Plus’ four-in-one system provides a layer of exterior above grade continuous insulation that meets and exceeds code and green certification programs in multifamily, commercial and many other types of buildings.
With less components and materials to install, the number of installation revolutions decreases to just one, saving labor time, lowering material and job costs, and reducing the time to weather in a building by weeks, not just days."
“ArmorWall Plus replaces prior products in the ArmorWall series known as Vapor Permeable (VP) and Non-Permeable (NP),” says Mike Cretella, Director of Research & Development. “A new formulation for our air and water-resistive barrier coating and improvements to the insulation and MgO board offer additional benefits that create a new and innovative product that serves all situations regarding vapor permeance,” said Cretella.
ArmorWall Plus is available with a standard one-hour fire rating (single MgO panel) or two-hour fire rating (double MgO panel, named Symmetrical Panel Plus) in three standard insulation sizes and values: 2” for R-10, 2-3/4” for R-15, and 3-3/4” for R-21.