ArmorWall Structural Insulated Sheathing™ Symmetrical Panel (SP) Non-Coated (NC) was launched to enable architects to pursue previously unattainable design features through its industry-leading structural strength, durability, continuous insulation properties, and fire, air and water-resistant capabilities.
ArmorWall SP NC arrives to the job site from our factory with no additional coatings, offering building owners and general contractors flexibility in the types of air, water and vapor control layers that will be used for their building envelope. Based on the project needs and architectural specifications, ArmorWall SP NC can be delivered in various sizes and with various insulation thickness and R-value.
The most unique feature of ArmorWall SP is its ability to provide a two-hour fire rated exterior wall assembly in one step. Accordingly, it is a preferred solution for buildings in densely populated areas as well as high rise buildings where installers are able to work with single panels in place of several components.
Like our other products in the series, ArmorWall SP NC drastically reduces the number of installation revolutions around a building. This helps to reduce costs and time to weather-in by weeks.
ArmorWall SP NC is unique due to its additional layer of sheathing, made of Magnesium Oxide (MgO), a natural mineral with fire resistance properties, on the interior face encompassing the rigid foam insulation. The MgO layers replace the common sheathings (such as gypsum, plywood, etc.) and compounds found in other products that require additional coatings, time and cost. In short, ArmorWall SP NC saves time, saves money and results in a superior building enclosure system!
ArmorWall SP NC’s innovative properties allow projects to meet and exceed continuous insulation, building code and green certification programs faster and more cost effectively. ArmorWall SP NC is manufactured in a near zero waste manufacturing plant in North Carolina.
What Makes ArmorWall SP NC Unique?
- The Magnesium Oxide (MgO) component of ArmorWall SP NC can be exposed to the outdoor elements for nine months or more without any issue, far longer than competitor sheathing products. This feature makes it an excellent choice for retail, office and low-rise upfits where the final components of the envelope won’t be decided until months after the enclosure is completed.
ArmorWall SP NC is the Best Solution for These Situations:
- Core and shell building construction or renovation that will result in tenant upfits, particularly to the exterior cladding, at a later time.
- Retail, office and low-rise buildings.
Project Highlights Featuring ArmorWall SP NC:
- Mixed-Use New Construction Building for Sawyer Yards in Houston, TX: Learn how the project developer used ArmorWall NC to complete the interior spaces while allowing for flexibility in the final cladding choices to be made by future tenants.
Know the Advantages of ArmorWall:
NFPA 285 Approved
Fully passed the NFPA 285 on its own without a required cladding on the front. This allows most UL tested, listed, and approved exterior finishes to qualify as part of the complete wall assembly.
Panel is manufactured using patented fusion technology bestowing unique properties to ArmorWall SP. Lamination not being party to the process allows a smooth foam backing.
Thanks to the fusion technology and the elements of which ArmorWall is comprised, the structural strength of the panel allows direct attachment for cladding to the panel without the requirement of pin-pointing the studs.
Thermal Control Layer
The insulating layer of high density foam insulation is fused to the structural sheathing element which provides ease of use when conforming to the continuous insulation requirements in evolving building codes. The thermal layer is offered in a few standard thicknesses to meet the project required R-Values.
ArmorWall is ideal for handling the stress of factory-built wall assembly manufacturing process, including movement within the facility, deflection during transportation, and racking during wall erection. Self-adhered membranes have tremendous adhesion to the ArmorWall surface.
Mold and Mildew Resistant
No paper facings exist within the assembly to promote any biological growth.
For additional information and technical details on ArmorWall SP NC, reference these documents: