Continuous Insulation (ci) Systems
The building-science professionals at Sto continue to lead the way in advancing energy efficiency. Today’s energy codes and regulations reflect the design principles embodied in our Continuous Insulation (ci) Systems.
StoTherm ci® Wall Systems
Integrated Wall Systems that deliver the best in performance, sustainability and design flexibility.
StoTherm ci® Systems integrate the following key elements – continuous insulation (ci), air/moisture barrier, drainage and a variety of textured finish options to create a superior, sustainable wall cladding. This high-performing, eye-catching system saves energy and stays attractive for years. StoTherm ci® improves indoor comfort and air quality while maintaining maximum curb appeal and lowering overall life-cycle costs.
An EPS-Based High-Performance, Exterior-Wall Cladding System that integrates a seamless Air and Moisture Barrier with Continuous Insulation (ci) and advanced drainage capabilities. Also available using ProD insulation.
Air & Moisture Barrier
*if caused by water vapour diffusion and provided sufficient insulation thickness is used.
**does not apply to StoTherm® ci Mineral.
Superior energy savings, design freedom and versatility.
StoTherm ci® is a high-performance, exterior-wall cladding system that integrates a seamless air and moisture barrier with continuous insulation (ci) and advanced drainage capabilities. The result: excellent protection against moisture intrusion, as well as substantial energy savings thanks to a thermally efficient building envelope that enhances interior climate control and comfort.
StoTherm ci® System works in any climate and is in full compliance with today’s energy and building codes. And because what covers the outside is just as important as the advanced elements inside, StoTherm ci® also provides a wide range of protective and decorative finish options to distinguish your project.
StoTherm ci® Mineral
Ideal where set-back and occupancy requirements necessitate noncombustible insulation.
Stone Wool-Based High-Performance Exterior Wall Cladding System that integrates a seamless Air and Moisture Barrier with Continuous Insulation (ci) and advanced drainage capabilities. Thanks to its mineral fiber insulation boards and mineral base coats, the system provides a high-performance basis for weather-resistant coating systems with a wide range of design options.
StoTherm ci® Options and Accessories
Sto IMPACT is a fortification layer that improves the impact resistance of the cladding assembly from both blunt impact and from repetitive and concentrated impacts (e.g., bird strikes) that can cause serious damage to standard cladding systems. Use it in StoTherm ci Systems or as fortification layer over existing EIFS.
Sto TurboStick® is a ready-to-use, single component polyurethane foam adhesive for installing Sto insulation boards in StoTherm exterior wall claddings, including StoTherm ci XPS. It is also used to attach continuous insulation in StoEnergy Guard® applications. Compared to cementitious adhesives, Sto TurboStick delivers unparalleled convenience and speed.
Available in Two Convenient Sizes
Sto TurboStick is available in both a cylinder and a mini applicator so you can choose the size that best fits your needs.
Sto Mesh Corner Bead Standard
Sto Mesh Corner Bead Standard provides a solution to create true and straight corners which are resistant to chipping and cracking in StoTherm ci® wall systems.
The Sto accessory is made of an angled strip of mesh (90° angle) reinforced with a plastic rail, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-apply alternative to the process of wrapping building corners with mesh reinforcement layers.
Sto Mesh Corner Bead Standard is compatible with all Sto basecoat products and provides strength and protection against everyday knocks, enhancing the long-term durability of the façade.
Sto Drip Edge Profile
Sto Drip Edge Profile is a PVC accessory with integral reinforcing mesh that creates a drip edge and plaster return in StoTherm ci® systems. Its intent is to control the direction of dripping water and help protect the building enclosure from moisture intrusion in vulnerable areas such as fascia returns, balcony undersides and other projecting building elements.
Sto Drip Edge Profile is easy to apply, eliminating labor and costs associated with cutting of drip reveals in foam insulation. The accessory also provides additional crack resistance with its integral mesh reinforcement and helps achieve straighter, cleaner lines at plaster returns.
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