Cascadia Clip® Fiberglass Thermal Spacers for exterior insulated cladding systems
Traditional methods of attaching cladding through exterior insulated wall assemblies cause so much thermal bridging that meeting code requirements is virtually impossible. The Cascadia Clip is our answer to that problem. As one of the first thermal clip systems on the market, we are experts on thermal bridging and cladding attachment.
Our thermal spacer made from low-conductivity fiberglass material greatly reduces thermal bridging, improving the effective thermal resistance of the exterior wall. The Cascadia Clip® makes ASHRAE 90.1 Or NECB 2011 compliance simple and cost-effective.
New depths offer flexibility for overall insulating performance! Available depths:
2" | 2.5" | 3" | 3.5" | 4" | 5" | 6" | 8"
Download our new complete brochure to get information on:
- Thermal performance data
- Engineering data
- Cost comparisons
- Installation methods
- Design details
- On site product photos
Please contact us for more information and design guidance, or check out our gallery of project photos.
Use this tool to determine the optimal spacing of Clips to meet your project's R-value and structural capacity goals.
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- Cascadia Clip Brochure
- IBC Code Compliance Report
- Vertical Subgirts- Architectural Details (PDF)
- Horizontal Subgirts- Architectural Details (PDF)
- Assembly Layout Guide
- Z-Girt User Guide
- Specification: 3-part insert CANADA
- Specification: 3-part insert USA
- Cladding Attachment Comparisons
- Sloped Roof Details
- Adjustability Bracket
- Third party engineering testing was done on the clips to determine the thermal performance of the clips in a variety of a wall assemblies. The methodology used to accurately predict thermal performance can be found here: this engineering letter verifies the thermal results of the Cascadia Clip® Calculator.
Structural performance - USA [PDF] - 149KBThird party testing has been undertaken on the clips, to determine their failure modes and associated structural capability. These test results are interpreted and confirmed by engineered calculations. This engineering letter verifies the structural results of the Cascadia Clip® Calculator and can be used for wall assembly submittals, and is stamped in the US.
Structural performance - Canada [PDF] - 172KBThird party testing has been undertaken on the clips, to determine their failure modes and associated structural capability. These test results are interpreted and confirmed by engineered calculations. This engineering letter verifies the structural results of the Cascadia Clip® Calculator and can be used for wall assembly submittals, and is stamped in Canada.
- In the US, the Cascadia Clip has been approved for use in all types of construction under the IBC, as per our code compliance report. The report draws on a variety of fire-related testing, including a successful NFPA 285 test. Contact us for a copy of the NFPA 285 report or fire engineering reports, or for any further information on combustibility requirements.
- In Canada, the Cascadia Clip® has been approved for use in non-combustible wall assemblies as a "minor combustible component," in accordance with Article 18.104.22.168 of the Model National Building Code. This is confirmed by a ruling from the Building and Safety Standards Branch of the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines, in addition to analyses from code consultants or fire protection engineers in every major state and province.
- The Cascadia Clip® has been fully evaluated and tested by Uniform Evaluation Services (UES) for code compliance. The evaluation covers durability, fire performance, structural capacity and more. The Cascadia Clip® - the original and most universal thermal spacer for exterior insulated walls - is the only thermally improved cladding support system to have a published code evaluation.