Knight RainScreen Attachment Systems

DIVISION 5 OR 7, SPEC 074800 – Continuous Insulation Attachments

Capture up to 97% of R-Value by Addressing Thermal Bridging Inefficiencies

KNIGHT RainScreen Attachment System
KNIGHT RainScreen Attachment System

Knight Wall Systems manufactures versatile, ventilated rainscreen attachment systems that accommodate an expansive array of cladding options. Knight products address the means and methods of attaching rainscreen façade panels to buildings while reducing the impact on the insulation (reduced thermal bridging).

Advantages of the KNIGHT Non Thermal Bridging Systems

  • Al variety of specially design system to meet all panel and insulation requireemts
  • Support cladding weighing up to 25 PSF*, unlike many other attachments
  • Real labor savings – no notching or cutting of exterior rigid board insulation required like with Z-girts, brackets or clips
  • Thermally isolated fasteners with specially designed ThermaStop washers come preassembled
  • Highly corrosive-resistant Zn-Al-Mg ZM40 (ASTM A1046) coated steel provides a long service life vs. typical G90 Galvanized steel
  • Black PVDF finish or stainless steel options available, competitively priced
  • Easily installed over any type of substrate – steels studs, wood studs, CMU, concrete, even brick
  • Engineering calculations provide design load compliance for each specific project
  • Attach nearly any type of cladding – supplied by any manufacturer – with easy and efficient detailing and installation
  • Use of any manufacturer’s insulation meeting minimum compressive strength and other code requirements
  • Attach cladding directly to vertical CI-Girt or add optional KWS horizontal rails (such as PanelRail)
  • Excellent ventilation with a 3/4-inch minimum continuous rainscreen cavity
  • Pre-engineered and 3rd party tested for proven performance, reliability and durability
  • Competitive, budget conscious assembly that meets ASHRAE 90.1 standard
  • Complete, drop-in rainscreen attachment system – girts, thermally isolated fasteners, rails and engineering – one source liability for the whole system
  • Limited labor and material warranty

The Knight CI® System provides outstanding thermal performance by way of true ci (continuous insulation) while accommodating nearly any façade or cladding system – providing maximum versatility and durability, with ease of design and installation.

The CI® System uses unique ¾” deep vertical box girts – called CI-Girts™– designed to properly disburse the façade loads over exterior rigid board insulation – with only unique thermally isolated fasteners penetrating the thermal barrier thus minimizing thermal bridging. For basic, cost-effective horizontal claddings, only a single layer of CI-Girts may be needed. For more complex cladding designs or types, choose from a wide variety of Knight Wall secondary rails for those panels requiring specific attachment points.

CI® Systems components are produced in standard and custom lengths, in either 16 or 18 gauge Zinc-Aluminum-Magnesium coated steel (standard silver or black PVDF coated) and also available in stainless steel.

This easy to design and even easier to install, engineered drop-in system solution will provide any project with design versatility while still meeting or exceeding North American energy code requirements. The CI® System attachment completes the rainscreen envelope design, whether choosing metal panels, lap siding, Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels, terra cotta, GFRC, or many more. And choose any brand of insulation meeting minimum compressive strength and code requirements, simplifying design specifications.

Advantages of the Knight 
CI® RainScreen System

  • Outstanding thermal performance with 25 PSI Polyiso foam insulation.
  • Vertical CI-Girts can be spaced 16”, 24” or 32” O.C. (every other stud.)
  • No notching or cutting of exterior rigid board insulation required like with Z girts, brackets or clips.
  • Easily installed over any type of substrate – steel studs, wood studs, CMU, concrete or brick.
  • Limited labor material warranty.

HCI® Rainscreen Attachment System

Knight’s award-winning HCI® System provides outstanding thermal performance by way of true ci (continuous insulation). As a compliment to the original CI™ System, the HCI® System enables vertical cladding (and secondary rails) to be installed directly to the HCI-Girt™. This offers easy installation, broad design flexibility, and cost savings, all while still easily meeting North American energy code requirements.

  • The HCI® System uses unique ¾” deep horizontal girts- called HCI-Girts designed to properly disburse the façade loads over exterior rigid board insulation.
  • Only unique thermally isolated fasteners penetrate the thermal barrier thus minimizing thermal bridging.
  • For basic, cost-effective vertical claddings, only a single layer of HCI-Girts may be needed.
  • For more complex cladding designs or types, choose from a wide variety of Knight Wall secondary rails for those panels requiring specific attachment points.

HCI® Systems components are produced in standard and custom lengths, in either 16 or 18 gauge Zn-Al-Mg coated steel (standard silver or black PVDF coated) and also available in stainless steel. The HCI® System attachment completes the rainscreen envelope design, whether choosing metal panels, Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels, fiber cement, GFRC, or many more. And choose any brand of insulation that meets minimum compressive strength and code requirements, simplifying design specifications.

Upcoming Project? Contact Bob Cujé – 303-779-0321