Energy Efficiency

Increasing standards for energy use mean that architects and builders need to detail stucco walls that are both economical and energy efficient. Structa product options assist in delivering these energy-saving building solutions. In addition, all our products are manufactured from recycled steel, contributing to LEED points. Whether the wall meets the required higher standards through more cavity insulation or by attaching continuous insulation on the exterior, our products allow for wall configurations that ensure a high-performing, energy-efficient stucco system.

 

Mega Lath Vertical Installation on Steel Frame:

This wall system detailed below has been used successfully to meet increased thermal ratings required by new energy codes. Mega Lath, installed vertically, enables a three-coat stucco wall to be constructed in combination with steel framing with horizontal Z-girts, to both meet the requirements of ASTM C1063 and provide a high-performing stucco wall system.

 

One-Coat Systems for Energy Efficiency:

Various proprietary One-Coat systems over foam improve the energy efficiency of a building. Structalath 316 and Structalath Twin Trac 316 have been used successfully over foam board insulation on wood sheathing or steel framing with Dens glass or on open-frame to increase the R-value in 1/2″ or 7/8″ stucco systems. The 316 – decreased furr versions of Structalath does not deform the foam and provides a solid plaster base for full wire embedment.

 

Three Coat Systems for Energy Efficiency:

Traditional 3-Coat Stucco complies with Title 24 Standards with 2 x 6 framing at 16″ CC and R-19 Batt Insulation. This cost-effective solution provides all the advantages of an impact-resistant wall that is code approved, meets ASTM standards and has a one-hour fire rating while providing seismic values.