FERO FAST Thermal Bracket™
About the Product
FAST THERMAL BRACKET™ Offset Shelf Angle Support for All Cavity Widths
FAST THERMAL BRACKET™ offset shelf angle support ("FAST Thermal Bracket") is our proprietary structural, thermally-broken shelf angle support system, allowing for continuous insulation behind the shelf angle. This system offsets the shelf angle from the structural backing and positions the shelf angle to remain fully outboard of the insulation. Our FAST Thermal Brackets have a proprietary hole pattern in the flanges to reduce overall thermal transmittance through the bracket without compromising load capacity. FAST Thermal Bracket can be manufactured in any size to accommodate all cavity widths.
The FAST Thermal Bracket System is often used with a 4″ x 4″ x 1/4″ (100 x 100 x 6 mm) angle which is readily available from local suppliers, and much less expensive than using larger and non-standard angles. FAST Thermal Brackets eliminates the need for large angles that are prohibitively expensive, difficult to install and create a substantial thermal bridge.
Used in over 1,600 buildings in North America, FAST Thermal Brackets have been thoroughly tested and proven in the field. FAST Thermal Brackets can used to support dead load from Masonry Veneer, Thin Granite Veneer, Pre-Case Concrete and Large Stone Panels.
FAST Thermal Bracket™ Offset Shelf Angle Supports
Thermal bridging caused by conventionally installed steel shelf angles profoundly affects the energy efficiency of your wall system, limiting the effectiveness of insulation by over 50%. Standing off the shelf angle allows for continuous insulation behind the shelf angle, reducing the effectiveness of insulation by less than 14%.
The depth of the FAST™ Thermal Bracket can be increased to accommodate any wall cavity size while continuing to use a standard 4×4×1/4” shelf angle. This eliminates the need to use larger, much more expensive shelf angles in walls with thicker insulation and larger cavity sizes.
The adjustability and ease of installation by a single trade also reduce cost by speeding up installation time and reducing labor costs.