Deer Park, Wash.-based Knight Wall Systems introduced MFI-System, a second-generation rain screen attachment system. According to company president Doug Knight, it has been designed for use with mineral fiber insulation that reduces thermal bridging and exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 Prescriptive Requirements. He adds that it can provide close to the same energy efficiency as a true continuous insulation rain screen and can deliver code-compliance along with façade versatility, moisture control and sustainability.
MFI-System features a corrosive-resistant 55 AL-ZN AZ50 coating for a long service life. Knight’s S-Rail (static) or D-Rail (dynamic) may be attached to its thermally isolating ThermaBracket in a vertical or horizontal orientation for increased façade versatility. Exterior insulation fits tightly around brackets without trimming, and the ThermaStop thermal isolation assembly is pre-assembled to the bracket. Nearly any cladding can be attached with easy and efficient installation and detailing.
MFI-System also provides good ventilation with a minimum constant ¾-inch continuous rain screen cavity. Out-of-plumb existing walls can be straightened with an integrated adjustment feature or by the use of fitted shims designed to keep the ThermaBracket structurally sound over its service life. Visit www.knightwallsystems.com.