Cascadia Clip® Fiberglass Thermal Spacers for exterior insulated cladding systems
- Superior thermal performance
- High structural strength
- Safety in the event of fire
- Adjustability to deal with uneven wall substrates
For more information on any of the above considerations, please have a look around this page for details, drawings, test reports, and videos supporting all of the uses of Cascadia Clips.
- Cascadia Clip Brochure
- IAPMO-UES Report (ICC-ES equivalent)
- Case Study - Bullitt Center
- Abstract - Installation Fast Facts
- Abstract - Minor Combustible Component
- Abstract - Durability & Longevity
- Cladding Attachment Comparisons
- Vertical Subgirts - Architectural Details (PDF)
- Horizontal Subgirts - Architectural Details (PDF)
- Sloped Roof Details
- Adjustability Shim Detail (PDF)
- Adjustability Bracket Detail (PDF)
- Specification: 3-part insert CANADA - English
- Specification: 3-part insert CANADA - French
- Specification: 3-part insert USA
- Third party engineering testing was done on the clips to determine the thermal performance of the clips in a variety of a wall assemblies.
Thermal Performance [PDF] - 3010KBThe methodology used to accurately predict thermal performance can be found here: this engineering letter verifies the thermal results of the Cascadia Clip® Calculator.
- These stamped engineering letters guarantee the performances indicated by our 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.
- Click here to see third party code compliance reports and other tests relating to using Cascadia Clips in non-combustible construction.
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.
Roxul & Cascadia Clip NFPA 285 Listing [PDF] - 101KBThis Intertek testing report approves the use of Cascadia Clips and Roxul insulation for a variety of wall assemblies to pass NFP 285A requirements. This is a third party testing report which approves the Cascadia Clip for use in non-combustible wall assemblies.
Code Compliance Report by Uniform Evaluation Services [PDF] - 398KBThe 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.
In Canada, the Cascadia Clip® has been approved for use in non-combustible wall assemblies as a "minor combustible component," in accordance with Article 126.96.36.199 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.
Abstract - Recognized Minor Combustible Component [PDF] - 3368KBThe Cascadia Clip® is properly characterized as a minor combustible component per NBC (and all derivative Canadian building codes) Article 188.8.131.52., and can be used in non-combustible construction.
- The Cascadia Clip is now fully adjustable up to approximately 1 inch, for both our vertical- and horizontal- type clips.
- Here is more information on how to properly install Cascadia Clips
- A short video covering the installation of the Cascadia Clip with hat-tracks for horizontal applications.
- A short video covering the installation of the Cascadia Clip with z-girts for vertical applications.
- These videos give more insight on how Cascadia Clips work!
- Cascadia Clips are not just for walls - they can also be used in roofing and for soffits.