NOW 8200WX Wall Assembly
The NOW-8200WX is more than a system. It is a full wall assembly, drawing from our ongoing research in the areas of ventilation, thermal separation and flame spread performance.
NFPA 285 testing ensures that the wall components will not subject building occupants to unnecessary fire hazards. Comprehensive R-value modeling means true environmental separation and minimized thermal/cold bridging. Excellent AAMA 509 performance guarantees condensation control and the evaporation of bulk water. Lastly, use of this wall assembly below the 40-foot threshold assures flame-spread resistance per IBC 2603.5.5.
Just like the NOW 8200, the WX features rear-mounted extrusion profiles that form a grid of concealed gutters and downspouts, shedding water to the base of the system. The WX cladding may be left open at top and bottom for improved ventilation.
Non-progressive installation means panels can be replaced without any damage to or displacement of surrounding materials, yet joint splines conceal attachment clips, making this a suitable system for interior as well as exterior use. Joint splines are normally fabricated from the same material as the adjacent panel face, yet designers might opt for color contrast. Natural metals such as copper, stainless steel and titanium are available. Return legs are fully exposed, for a crisp and attractive reveal. With a geographically-suitable air barrier material, the NOW-8200WX truly represents the pinnacle of our engineering capabilities.