Structural Thermal Break Applications.Insulate building envelope penetrations.
Schöck Isokorb® Structural Thermal Breaks insulate balconies, canopies, slab edges, parapets and rooftop connections while cutting heat loss by up to 90% and preventing the formation of condensation and mold.
Uninsulated balconies, canopies, slab edges and parapets and rooftop connections that penetrate insulated building envelopes create a thermal bridge between the cold exterior structure and the warm interior supporting structure. This thermal bridge is a weak point in the building envelope insulation layer and allows heat to easily escape. Not only does this lead to energy waste, but also results in cold interior surfaces, which can encourage mold growth.
Isokorb® Structural Thermal Break (STB) products from Schöck prevent these problems by insulating the building envelope precisely at the point of penetration, offering multiple benefits:
- Reduces heat loss through the penetration by up to 90%
- Reduces heating energy consumption for the overall building by up to 14%
- Reduces heating system capacity requirements by up to 14%
- Increases warmth of interior floors adjacent to balconies by up to 27°F/15°C
- Prevents condensation and mold formation adjacent to cold penetrations
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