ArmorWall Structural Insulated SheathingTM is quickly becoming the industry’s leading building enclosure product.  Learn how by reading the below Case Studies that speak to ArmorWall’s many abilities to benefit designers, general contractors, installers and building owners!

One of the greatest benefits of ArmorWall is its high performance in cold climate zones.  By combining up to four traditional components and trades into one, the installation process is faster, cheaper and easily adapts to harsh weather conditions.  Fasteners adhere the 4’ x 8’ panels to studs or framing, sealants cover fastener holes and seams, and a variety of cladding systems are attached on a smooth and flat surface.  All of this can be done in harsh weather conditions including rain, snow and low temperatures.

Click here to learn more about this project and to read our interview with architect Ron Betcher of OERTEL ARCHITECTS, LTD. in St. Paul, MN to learn how ArmorWall came to be a critical solution on a new municipal maintenance facility in Prior Lake, MN, as well as a new opportunity for future projects.

The Anne Springs Close Greenway “Gateway” Welcome Center opened in the fall of 2019 to welcome guests to the 2,100-acre nature preserve and outdoor recreation site in Fort Mill, SC.  The new 6,300-square-foot welcome center provides a “front door” for first time visitors and returning guests to the area.  Mid-way through construction during a rainy spring season, the architect and general contractor realized that a different building enclosure system was needed – one that could be installed in wet conditions – in order to prevent the project from falling further behind schedule. 

Click here to learn how ArmorWall was brought into the project to not only help get it back on schedule, but deliver added value in sustainability and durability.

Can a single building enclosure system save time and money on multiple building projects?  ArmorWall can!  In the fall of 2019, the City of Mason began demolition of an outdoor pool in order to make way for the construction of a new state-of-the-art aquatic center with both indoor and outdoor amenities, and an addition to follow, that would serve as a premier amenity for City of Mason residents.  The new center features a heated leisure pool, an enclosed 50-meter pool, a community room, a catering area and covered entrance that welcomes guests.  Like other projects where our products are used, ArmorWall wasn’t specified in the original design.  For this project, a traditional building enclosure system had been planned, but, a cost-benefit analysis performed once construction began revealed that a less expensive system was needed. 

Click here to learn how the project team determined that the slightly higher up-front costs of the ArmorWall product would yield $11,000 in total project savings through a faster installation time and less labor on the job, and an overall increase of 6 – 9% energy efficiency! 

If you were planning to build a collectible vehicle storage building in Florida with millions of dollars of other people’s valuables in it, you’d probably want to make sure that the building is waterproof, durable and able to withstand hurricanes.  Wouldn’t you?  Enter MaxLife Industries’ first project with ArmorWall Non Permeable (NP) Structural Insulated SheathingTM.  New to the ArmorWall product line, ArmorWall NP offers a non-permeable barrier that addresses unique needs in hot, moist and humid climates in cities like Fort Lauderdale, FL.  For this storage facility, a traditional CMU block wall system was constructed.  But, instead of following the traditional method of filling the blocks with insulation, a better system was sought after that would allow for a stronger attachment with the exterior metal cladding, while still meeting the continuous insulation requirements of Florida’s energy code.  A strong supporter of continuous insulation for many years, the project architect evaluated several product options from Hunter, Kingspan and Centria before specifying ArmorWall.  And why did ArmorWall win out?  The architect realized that ArmorWall’s ability to combine several traditional components into one – while also meeting continuous insulation requirements – would afford the project increased durability and weather protection while also saving time and money during the installation process. 

Click here to learn how the project team used ArmorWall in place of several traditional materials to save time, save money and increase durability and weather resistance