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  • Quik-StopTrash Free™
  • Syseal™ fabric
  • I love UVMAX™

  • Fast-R™

  • Snap-R™

  • Sealants
  • Syseal™Reparaturband

  • closures

  • clamps

system sealtissue

Fire hazard classificationClass A (ASTM E 84)
flame spread≤ 25
Classification of water vapor permeability≤ 0.02 grains/h-sf2
minimum processing temperature- 60 °F

Thermal Design's proprietary Syseal fabric liner consists of reinforced strips of high-density polyethylene specially treated with a UVMAX coating on both sides and a continuous white or colored polyethylene film that provides the desired interior finish.

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The fabric liner is manufactured in large, bespoke pieces, ranging from rafter to rafter (roofs) x building width or column to column (walls) x building height with minimal practical waterproofing to be carried out on site.

  • remarkably strong
  • illuminates interiors
  • custom format
  • Ends immediately
  • easy to clean

Triple extruded welds
The Thermal Design features the industry-leading, factory-made triple-extrusion welding process that ensures the right seam strength, durability and appearance, and has unique pressure resistance to ensure very low vapor permeability. Ideal for minimizing air intrusion and maintaining vapor barrier integrity throughout the shell assembly, as opposed to the thousands of hidden, unsealed tacking holes or lap joints typical of face insulation and seam-in-place methods.

Syseal™ fabric colors
Thermal Design offers the most color design options of any other vendor in the industry and places great emphasis on quality control to provide a consistent and reliable product. Syseal White has certainly been the most popular material for standard applications over the past two decades. Sports facilities and lighting enthusiasts particularly appreciate our Syseal Super White due to its high reflectivity; while Syseal Black remains the preferred option to hide the roof in desired applications. Syseal Silver Aspen and Toni Taupe™ are gaining in popularity due to their uniqueness and cost savings, eliminating the need for painting and refinishing.

Standard options for Syseal™ fall protection

  • Syseal™ Branco
  • Syseal™ Super Branco
  • Syseal™ Toni Taupe™
  • Syseal™ Silver Aspen
  • Syseal™ That's why
  • Syseal™ Waldgrün

Information on fabrics in special colors is available on request. Unique fabric and/or UVMAX handle color schemes are design options available to designers. Thermal Design recommends not painting Syseal fabric.

Perforated Syseal™ fabric (optional)
Depending on the need and placement of the vapor retarder, the Syseal™ fabric can also be perforated for special construction conditions and not serve as a vapor retarder. Upon request, Thermal Design will supply custom fabric pieces drilled with a minimum of 3/16" holes spaced no more than 10" apart in any direction. Our perforated fabric is a popular choice for facilities that have indoor ice rinks (hockey, curling, etc.). The requirements of this type of building are unique and Thermal Design offers a variety of design solutions.See Simple Saver System Indoor Ice Arena specificationand contact us for other key points to consider when comparing design ideas.

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Minimal visual observation of hole size from ground level

UVMAXshoulder strap

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Easy to use belt dispenser included.

The Simple Saver System™ uses impact resistant, corrosion resistant, high tensile steel strapping with a minimum yield of 100 ksi and a width of 1 inch x .020. Containers on spools and tape are continuous length (approximately 1,400 ft of casing) meaning no on-site splicing is required. The coils are oscillatingly wound and are of an ideal weight to facilitate handling and increase productivity.

- No on-site splicing required
- UVMAX strips are primed and painted in the color specified to match or complement the fabric color specified:

  • Toni Taupe™
  • white poplar
  • For this
  • Branco

Other belt options are available upon request (stainless steel, polyester plastic and/or special belt dimensions). Tell us more about the use and condition of your building and we will offer you options that suit your needs.


Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (5)Fast-RWall Insulation Hangers are 23.5 inch long preformed galvanized steel strips with perforated barbed darts placed every 20 cm down the center. Fast-R hangers hang in the wall cavity between the studs and the insulation panels. Wall. Uncoated, uncompressed fiberglass insulation is impaled arrows. This holds the insulation in a permanent position and maintains the shape and position of the fiberglass material within the jacketed cavity. For narrow jacketed gaps such as 24 inches, supports may not be required if the insulation is self-supporting.

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  • Faster installation
  • No measuring, straightening or cutting
  • Hart

Dimensions and Specifications

LongBroadsurveyorCarton Weight (Avg.)number per carton
23,5"1"20 GA.30 pounds.80
Coverage (Square Feet)Number of spiked arrows
~1,000 (with belt spacings from 48 to 96 inches)2 per hanger (8" on center)

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Download the Fast-R specification (PDF)

Download Fast-R Legacy Specification (PDF)


Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (8)Snap-R thermal spacer blocks are made of polystyrene material and have a different shape than typical building manufacturer thermal spacer blocks. Our unique design allows the installer to attach the thermal block to the purlin flange (or strap) without worrying about the wind blowing it during installation. In fact, in most situations, the installer can stay in one position and slide each 24-inch long Snap-R the full length of the purlin.

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Snap-R is shown mounted on the inner flange to provide additional wall space

  • unique design
  • snap and slide
  • will not explode
  • Creates additional cavity
  • Provides a thermal break

Installing fiberglass insulation over the Snap-R Heat Block is not normally recommended. Ideal use is to provide additional void space, typically for full thickness single layer insulation assemblies and for use on internal or external flanges. Snap-R increases the performance of the entire insulation assembly as it eliminates direct contact between the steel plates and the purlin or belt, minimizing heat transfer.


ThermoblockLongBroadoverall heighteffective thickness
Snap-R™ 3/8"24"4"1 5/8"3/8"
Snap-R™ 1"24"4"2 1/4"1"

Standard thicknesses above the flange are 3/8" and 1" which accommodates a 3" purlin flange. Other thicknesses, lengths and widths are available on request. Call Thermal Design at 800-255-0776 to find the right size and style of thermal block to meet your needs.

Download the Thermal Design Thermal Break Specification (PDF)

Free Quik Stop Trash

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Paperless, thermally broken Quik-Stop Trash Free™ tape is the industry's fastest, cleanest method of applying insulating foam tape to metal structure purlins and flanges, minimizing conductive paths between metal plates and metal frames.

Thermal Design has overhauled the design and application with a special adhesive film that is applied directly to the inside of the foam tape roll, allowing the installer to easily apply it to the frame as it unrolls, again eliminating the need to peel and remove cluttered backing paper and paper time-consuming cleanup of the project page.

Quik-Stop Trash Free, used for new or retrofit applications, is available on all Thermal Design insulation liner systems, includingSimple Saver System™is the newAutoCeil™Ceiling and wall insulation system. It is an integral part of Thermal Design's metal structure insulation wall cladding systems to meet and exceed the latest and most stringent IECC and ASHRAE standards 90.1-2016 National Model Energy Codes of 2015 without the listed mandatory and expensive continuous insulation assemblies. ci” to integrate.

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roll lengthBroadthickness
100'Nominal 3"3/16"

Download the Quik-Stop Trash Free™ specifications (PDF)

Download the Quik-Stop Trash Free™ press release (PDF)

Download Quik-Stop Trash Free™ Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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Standard quik stop with paper release holder.

The Paper Release-Backed Quik-Stop Thermal Break is a 3/16 inch thick self-adhesive foam insulation tape that is applied the full length of the purlin/belt flanges to minimize conductive paths between the metal plates and the metal frame. It is easily applied to clean, dry surfaces and can be used on internal or external flanges depending on building requirements. Quik-Stop is highly recommended for Simple Saver single coat roof and wall applications and is very suitable for retrofit applications. Please contact Thermal Design for details on your specific application.


roll lengthBroadthickness
108'Nominal 3"3/16"

Download the thermal design and thermal break specifications (PDF)

Download Quik-Stop™ Safety Data Sheet (PDF)


The Simple Saver System recommends a variety of sealants depending on the structure, condition, use and needs of the building. They are used to seal the perimeter edges of fabric liner (vapour retardant) to adjacent main frames and eave supports. Thermal Design has done a tremendous amount of research and testing to determine what is the most effective and cost effective insulation system sealant. Replacement of non-quality controlled sealants by Thermal Design is not recommended and may void the warranty.

Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (14)G524+ Simple Saver System High-TackSealing agent

This unique synthetic rubber sealant is available by the gallon and is applied directly to structural metal components. Our patented formula ensures the sealant bonds quickly and effectively, saving the installer time. Thermal Design supplies this sealant most often on new build projects.

Download the G524+ Material Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (15)G220 Simple Saver Pressure Sensitive Sealant

Size: 17 ounces

Prefer to spray? No problem. Our convenient and practical solvent based aerosol sealant can be used as an alternative to synthetic rubber sealant. Once sprayed on the structure, the sealant adheres very quickly and pressure is applied to the fabric backing to ensure good adhesion.

Baixe o G220 MSDS (PDF)

Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (16)Syseal™ tape

Many contractors refer to our Syseal tape as their "third hand" due to its versatility and ease of use. Our synthetic rubber double-sided tape is a solvent-free, pressure-sensitive sealant with an easy-to-remove paper backing. Syseal tape is the sealant of choice for contractors when retrofitting existing buildings with the Simple Saver system.

Download the Syseal™ Tape Material Safety Data Sheet (PDF).

G720 Airtight Simple SaverSealing agent

Size: 10.3 ounces

Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (17)Our specially formulated high viscosity sealant is used and recommended specifically for the Simple Saver System to further reduce and prevent air intrusion. Ideal for pressure buildings and hermetic building specifications.

system sealrepair tape

Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (18)Mistakes happen - don't worry. Syseal™ Repair Tape is an adhesive made from Syseal™ fabric covering materials used in Thermal Design fabric covering systems. They are made from the same FHC Class A (fire rating) fabric quality and are of comparable strength, although there may be slight color variations. Our goal in quality control is to match quality and color as closely as possible to the processes (Syseal™ White, Super White, Silver Aspen, Black, Toni Taupe™). While very little repair tape is required for most applications and installations, it is useful for patching kerfs and holes. Also, it may be necessary to use repair tape when installing around welded struts or other protrusions that cannot be loosened and replaced.


BroadLongthicknessWeightPerm rating
3"100'15 Mio. (+/- 10 %)2 pounds.≤0.02 grains/h-sf2

Download Syseal™ Repair Tape Specifications (PDF)
► Technical Bulletins 11 and 25 can be found in ourresource page


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Our chrome-plated and self-drilling fasteners are color-coordinated with each curtain wall system order. Fasteners supplied with the Simple Saver System™ also feature a color-matched washer. Special fasteners for wood, concrete and other types of structures are available from Thermal Design and should be used where appropriate. Depending on your installation needs, we offer over a dozen different types of fasteners. Contact thermal design for special insulation attachments for additional insulation thicknesses.


  • reliable sealing
  • Faster installation
  • clean look

Thermal Design, Inc. - Insulation systems for steel buildings (20)Maintaining the integrity of SysealA vapor barrier around the beam mount is easily accomplished using approved 90° beam mount clips that attach to the underside of the purlin flange. This type of connection provides a reliable seal and speeds up installation as the vapor control layer does not have to be cut where the carrier bracket normally protrudes through the lower level of the purlin.

Cane clips are 14 gauge. Other gauges and lengths are available by special order. Standard colors for strap clips are white and black powder coated. Four (4) color-matched fasteners are included with each clip.

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Consult your building fabricator for structural support bracket requirements before installing and using these alternative support brackets. Many building manufacturers have their own preferred mounting clip designs for use with cladding systems.

Additional connection optionsare available upon request and are detailed in the Simple Saver System™ Design Manual. These fastening methods are routinely approved by building fabricators for use with Thermal Design's Simple Saver System. Contractors must consult the building fabricator for connection and clamp requirements.

Download Clamp Clip Installation Instructions (PDF)

Order form for clamps (PDF)

Specification values ​​are typical data subject to normal manufacturing variations and are not intended to guarantee or limit specifications. Thermal Design, Inc. reserves the right to improve and change component specifications without prior notice.

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