Wall brackets are truly the fundamental building blocks for a properly designed rainscreen wall assembly. They provide advantages from a Continuous Insulation (ci) perspective and also provide practical installation advantages. Our systems allow materials to be rapidly set even when backup walls are not plumb or true. We offer two primary bracket types – vertically oriented F1 Wall Brackets and horizontally oriented F2 Wall Brackets.
The F1 Wall Bracket is most commonly used for installations over concrete substrates, including block/tilt-up or brick masonry wall assemblies. L and T profiles are mounted vertically to F1 Brackets and the subsequent attachment profiles will vary depending upon system type and fastening approach. Built into each F1 Bracket is +/- 3/4″ of adjustability – perfect for backup walls that are not exactly plumb or true!
The F2 Wall Bracket is most commonly used for installations on steel stud / sheathing substrates. With a majority of North American installations on stud wall assemblies, the horizontally oriented F2 Bracket is the go-to bracket for many of our designs. L and T profiles are mounted horizontally to F2 Brackets and the subsequent attachment profiles will vary depending upon system type and fastening approach. Built into each F2 Bracket is +/- 3/4″ of adjustability – perfect for backup walls that are not exactly plumb or true!
The “thumb-hold” feature of our brackets allows the system to have a +/- 3/4″ adjustment without the need for external shims. And when we say “we’re all thumbs” – that’s a good thing since the slotted feature of the brackets hold the primary system profile until it can be fixed with a fastener eliminating the need for clamps or an extra set of hands to hold things in place while leveling. This feature is also perfect for existing out of tolerance walls in recladding and retrofit situations.
High-Spanning Bracket Solutions Available
Cladding Corp offers a unique bracket with greater spanning capabilities that limits the amount of brackets needed and increases the distance between attachment points. The bracket is designed to span floor-to-floor but can be oriented either vertically or horizontally. It is also ideal for use on existing walls conditions where limiting penetrations thru the wall is preferred since this can eliminate the need to remove and dispose of the existing skin materials. With minor modifications to the tubular profile, this bracket can be used with all of our cladding products.