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COMPARE: Why Choose FERO FAST™ Thermal Brackets

        Over Conventional Shelf Angles?

         By standing off (offsetting) the shelf angle from the backup wall, FERO FAST Thermal Brackets create a 'thermally-
         broken' shelf angle providing significant advantages over conventional shelf angle designs and installations.

                                   CONVENTIONAL SHELF ANGLE                   FERO FAST THERMAL BRACKETS

           Energy                 Direct contact of shelf angle with         The stand-off shelf angle allows for
           Efficiency               backing creates a significant thermal       continuous insulation, reduces thermal
                                  bridge and limits effectiveness             bridging, and limits effectiveness
                                  of insulation by 35–60% or more,           of insulation by less than 1%.
                                  depending on size of shelf angle.
           Wall Assembly          R10.8 (Insulation R-Value 16.8)            R16.7 (Insulation R-Value of 16.8)

           Cost                   Complex installation and more              Ease of installation by a single trade
                                  expensive shelf angle result in higher     and lower shelf angle costs reduce average
                                  overall costs.                             cost by over 60%.

           Adjustability          Direct anchoring to backing                Fully adjustable horizontally and vertically.
                                  results in limited adjustability.

           Ease of                Requires multiple trades to install.       Can be quickly installed by a single trade.

           Effectiveness           Requires large, expensive and hard-to-     FAST Thermal Brackets can accommodate
           with Thicker           install shelf angle.                       any cavity size, and because the FAST
           Insulation and                                                    Thermal Bracket itself spans the cavity,
           Larger Wall                                                       it utilizes a much smaller (and more
           Cavities                                                          cost effective) shelf angle.

           Thermal Break          “Thermal break pads” behind                FAST Thermal Brackets are a structural
                                  conventional shelf angle are limited       thermal break providing superior R-Value
                                  in ability to span wall cavities, do not   without the use of expensive,
                                  allow for typical insulation behind the    load compromising thermal break pads.
                                  shelf angle, are expensive, and are
                                  not a structural thermal break.

                                      Did You Know?
                                      Conventional shelf angle design interrupts placement of exterior insulation
                                      and reduces thermal efficiency. A steel shelf angle is highly conductive.
                                      This interruption and full penetration of the insulation by the shelf angle
                                      negatively impact the effectiveness of the insulation along the entire length
                                      of the shelf angle at every occurrence, typically at every floor level. In this image,
                                      brick masonry veneer is supported at each floor level by a conventional shelf
                                      angle. Yellow banding at each floor level demonstratively shows heat loss caused
                                      by thermal bridging through the shelf angles.

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