CL-Talon is an energy-efficient cladding support system compatible with continuous insulation.
Every single attachment point that penetrates the continuous insulation layer is a potential thermal bridge between the building’s interior and exterior. One of the best ways to reduce thermal bridging is to include a thermal break made of a non-conductive material. CL-Talon Therme Clips are made of polyamide, a material with a low heat conduction coefficient, which prevents thermal bridging and condensation. The Therme Clip is the only system element that penetrates the continuous insulation layer, maintaining consistent thermal resistance along the entire expanse of the building facade.
Efficient thermal breaking is achieved by CL-Talon’s Therme Clip, the support element that spans through the insulation layer. Therme Clips are made of polyamide, a material with thermal conductivity of 0.25 (W/m K). A thermal analysis of the CL-Talon 300 system was performed by Morrison Hershfield using a wall assembly with an empty steel stud backup wall, varying thicknesses of continuous insulation (2”, 3” and 4” mineral wool), and Therme Clips spacings at 24”, 36” and 48.” The wall system achieved higher effective R-values than the insulation’s nominal R-value in every configuration. With 4” insulation and 48”o.c. Therme Clip spacing, the system reached 91% effectiveness vs. a thermally-bridged assembly.