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.
StoTherm ci XPS
An XPS-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 board where conformance with OBC Part 9 requirements is necessary.
StoTherm ci Mineral
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. Used where set-back and occupancy requirements necessitate noncombustible 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 XPS
Durable, high performance, continuous insulation wall system.
A fully-tested system providing superior air and weather tightness, excellent long-lasting thermal performance and durability, incorporating StoGuard® liquid-applied air and moisture barrier and Dow® Styrofoam™ Panel Core 20 Insulation.
This sustainable, high-performance wall system helps lower energy costs and reduces the carbon footprint of buildings. In addition, StoTherm® ci XPS offers unmatched aesthetic choices thanks to a wide range of decorative and protective finishes available in virtually unlimited colours.
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 Veneer
Traditional design and innovative insulation.
StoTherm® ci Veneer brick slips are made from acrylic stucco which simulates brickwork. Used in conjunction with a Sto External Wall Insulation System, Sto brick slips give excellent thermal insulation without having to forego the appearance of a characteristic brick façade.
StoTherm® ci Veneer is the leading cement-free and crack-free, synthetic rendered External Wall Insulation System. It is a proven system that has been applied to over 50 million m2 of external walls worldwide over the last 40 years, which helps to significantly cut heating bills and reduce harmful CO2 emissions.
*System Design is based on European Standards and Testing which should be reviewed to verify and establish conformance with applicable Local Building Codes
StoTherm® ci Accessories
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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