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.

Our Featured Systems
StoTherm ci

StoTherm ci

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 Mineral

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.

StoTherm ci Veneer

StoTherm ci Veneer

StoTherm ci Veneer consist of brick slips made from acrylic stucco which simulates brickwork. Used in conjunction with a Sto external wall insulation system.

KEY COMPONENTS & FEATURES

Air & Moisture Barrier

A seamless, fluid-applied barrier that improves energy efficiency and moisture intrusion.

Advanced Drainage
Cavity

Ribbon-method application contributes to advanced cavity wall design that protects and extends wall system lifespan.

Continuous
Insulation

Continuous insulation layer that eliminates thermal bridging with high R-values.

Premium Finishes
& Coatings

A wide range of protective and decorative finishes and design options to distinguish your project’s exterior.

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Textured Finish

Continuous Insulation

Drainage Cavity

Air & Moisture Barrier

Substrate

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Air & Moisture Barrier

Protects the wall from moisture intrusion minimizing risk of water damage and associated repair costs.

High R-Value

Insulation provides significant energy cost savings by eliminating thermal bridging.

Code Compliant

Meets applicable code requirements: listed by Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) and Intertek.

Outbound Dew Point

Prevents condensation* and freeze damage by placing the dew point outside the stud wall cavity.

Reduced Structural Loads

Claddings are very lightweight, resulting in reduced structural cost requirements.

No Mechanical Fasteners**

No penetrating nails or screws to attach the insulation means no thermal bridging.

Low Maintenance Cost

Coatings and finishes with advanced acrylic and Lotus-Effect® technologies resist dirt pickup, peeling and cracking.

Lowest Life-Cycle Cost

StoTherm® ci claddings have the lowest life cycle costs compared to non-insulated brick and stucco claddings.

Premium Finishes

Sto high performance finishes and coatings provide superior weatherability and resistance to UV fading, mould and mildew.

*if caused by water vapour diffusion and provided sufficient insulation thickness is used.

**does not apply to StoTherm® ci Mineral.

StoTherm® ci

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.

FEATURES

Utilizes EPS ProD or Flat Sheet Insulation

Building Code Compliance: CCMC 12416-R & CAN/ULC S716

Fire Protection Compliance: CAN/ULC S134 & CAN/ULC S101

EPS ProD meets the requirements of Pro-Demnity in Ontario.

Use with a variety of Sto premium Standard & Specialty Finishes.

Explore our vast catalog of available colours. Visit StoColor 

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System Bulletin
SPEC CA 5400E - DOC
SPEC CA 5400E - PDF

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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.

FEATURES

Utilizes noncombustible stone wool slab or lamella insulation.

Building Code Compliance: suitable for noncombustible construction and all occupancy and set-back conditions defined in the NBC – 2010, 2015

Use with a variety of Sto premium Standard & Specialty Finishes.

Explore our vast catalog of available colours. Visit StoColor 

DOWNLOADS

System Bulletin
SPEC CA 5600M - DOC
SPEC CA 5600M - PDF

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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

FEATURES

Weather-resistant and light-fast

Long life span and no maintenance costs, as no need to regularly repaint

Reduced heating costs by using a Sto external wall insulation system

Design freedom through a wide range of available colours

Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects

For more information, please contact us.

StoTherm® ci Accessories

  • Corner Bead
  • Drip Edge Profile

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.

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Product Bulletin

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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Product Bulletin
REFERENCE PROJECTS
Featured Document
  • Tech Article

    The Construction Specifier: Design Considerations for Rigid Foam Plastic Insulation in Exterior Walls

Air & Moisture Barriers

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Standard Finishes

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Coatings

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