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FAÇADE FINISHING PROFILES

Product description

Protect and provide expansion joints for specific areas of the insulated façade – they are used in all ATLAS thermal insulation systems. They reinforce the corners of the insulated façades and all kinds of edges of concrete and ferroconcrete elements, e.g. repaired with ATLAS BETONER system.

Main properties

  • for protection of the corners of the building
  • for expansion joints for the thermal insulation system
  • resistant to weather conditions
  • resistant to mechanical damage
  • easy and fast assembly

Main parameters

  • drip profiles
  • corner profiles
  • sill profiles
  • window profiles (6 mm, 9 mm)
  • expansion joint profiles (straight, corner)

USE

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Protect and provide expansion joints for specific areas of the insulated façade – they are used in all ATLAS thermal insulation systems. They reinforce the corners of the insulated façades and all kinds of edges of concrete and ferroconcrete elements, e.g. repaired with ATLAS BETONER system.

Provide effective runoff of precipitation water – from the surface of the facade and other construction elements.

Constitute expansion joints – they separate elements of façade differing in the load bearing or properties, e.g. thermal expansion.

Enable transferring the construction expansion joints of the building onto the thermal insulation system layers.

Even the edges and give them aesthetic appearance.

PROPERTIES

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Long time durability – they are resistant to weather conditions, aggressive effects of polluted environment and other construction materials, ageing and UV rays.

Resistant to mechanical damage during transport, storage and operation – owing to the application of hard and highly flexible PVC profile.

Thermal expansion of the profiles and thermal insulation materials is similar – eliminates the risk of damage to the render.

Easy and fast assembly – allow to save about 15% of time at reveals treatment.

Equipped with reinforcement mesh – 10 cm wide, made of fiber glass, additionally reinforcing the area along the edges; owing to acrylic bathing, it is protected against the influence of alkaline environment.

Joints of the profile and the mesh are executed in high frequency welding technology – which makes them much more durable and resistant than methods used so far, e.g. gluing.

The finishing profile are manufactured in white (RAL 9010) colour and the elements of the profile made in co-extrusion technology are grey.

The profiles can be painted with acrylic or silicone façade paints – e.g. ATLAS ARKOL E or ATLAS ARKOL N.

TECHNICAL DATA

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The finishing profiles are made of high quality PVC granulate (without cadmium).

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

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The finishing profiles constitute supplementing elements of the following thermal insulation systems:

System name
Technical Approval No.
Certificate No.
ATLAS
ETA 06/0081
1488-CPD-0021
ATLAS XPS
ETA 07/0316
1488-CPD-0075
ATLAS ROKER
ETA 06/0173
1488-CPD-0036
ATLAS ETICS
AT-15-9090/2014
FPC No. ITB-0562/Z
ATLAS ROKER
AT-15-7314/2011
FPC No. ITB-0222/Z
ATLAS ROKER G
AT-15-2930/2012
FPC No. ITB-0436/Z
ATLAS CERAMIK
AT-15-8592/2011
FPC No. ITB-0472/Z
ATLAS RENOTER
AT-15-8477/2010
FPC No. ITB-0456/Z

APPLICATION

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The finishing profiles are applied after the thermal insulation layer has been fixed, before or during the installation of the reinforced layer of the system. Apply adhesive used for mesh embedding, e.g. ATLAS STOPTER K-20, ATLAS STOPTER K-50, ATLAS HOTER U or ATLAS ROKER W-20 along the edge on which the profile is to be installed. Put the profile against the edge, embedding its reinforcement mesh into the freshly applied mortar so that the mesh is not visible. When the adhesive dries, the execution of the reinforced layer of the system on the whole façade surface can start. The reinforcement mesh of the system should completely cover the finishing profile mesh. Cut the finishing profiles to the desired size with shears for PVC strips. Join perpendicular sections by cutting the ends at the angle less than 45° and filling in the space with a silicone filler.

PROTECTIVE PROFILES
Drip profile

Drip profiles are installed on horizontal edges of window and door reveals and other facade recesses. They are also applied on bottom edges of balcony slabs; the mesh is embedded in the finishing layer e.g. ATLAS ENDER in ATLAS BETONER repair system. They are also fixed on the bottom edge of the thermal insulation if the skirting board cannot be used, e.g. thermal insulation panels are thicker than the largest available board size. First of all, they provide correct runoff of water flowing down the vertical façade surfaces, eliminating this way the risk of stains and render damage. The profiles also protect the edge from mechanical damage.

Corner profile

Corner profiles are fixed on various edges exposed to mechanical damage during usage of the façade, like door and window reveals, corners, etc. The flexibility of the materials prevents mechanical impact from causing permanent damage to the corner.

EXPANISON JOINT PROFILES
Window profile

Window profiles are fixed between window or door frame woodwork and finishing layers of the thermal insulation system. They are available in two widths: 6 and 9 mm. The window profile has a polyurethane tape that eliminates render cracks and damages resulting from differences in thermal expansion of the reveals and renders. Moreover, it facilitates the application and control of render thickness and protects woodwork from dirt during works – quick and easy fixing of the protective foil to the profile “flap” and then quick removal by breaking off the flap with the used foil after completion of the works. The window profile protects the space between the casing and render against humidity, dirt, microorganisms and insects and improves thermal, sound and damp insulation there. It can be used for all types of joinery (wood, PVC, aluminum). Select the type of profile (6 or 9 mm) appropriately to the assumed thickness of the reinforced layer and render. Mark the planned contact line with the render coat on the casing and then remove the white protective strip from the polyurethane tape and adhere the profile to the casing so that its edge corresponds with the line marked on the casing. The profile is always fixed with the “flap” towards the inside of the reveal. Remove the yellow protective strip and attach appropriately cut foil in its place to protect the joinery. Fill the inside of the profile completely with the reinforced layer and thin-coat render. Break off the flap with the foil after work completion.

Expansion joint profile

The expansion joint profile is fixed between thermal insulation panels in places where construction expansion joints run or if the thermal insulation layer itself needs to be divided. It is available in two versions: straight – expansion joint in the facade plane and angle - expansion joint in the internal corner. The profile can be used in the expansion gap of 10 to 30 mm width. The profile consists of two parts: hard (PVC-U) – contacting thermal insulation panels and soft (PVC-P) – filling the space between them. The soft part is made in the co-extrusion process and therefore, its joint with the hard part ensures very high durability and resistance. The application of the expansion joint profile ensures permanent tightness (in regard to humidity, dirt, microorganisms and insects) and proper correct cooperation of adjacent parts of the building and thermal layer arrangement. The precondition to the tightness of the whole expansion joint is the correct vertical arrangement of two adjacent profiles: the upper one and the lower one. They are joined by means of a special assembly section attached to each profile. It is made of soft PVC-P and has adhesive layers (protected with a protective tape). Attach the assembly section to the lower end of the upper profile (on the bottom side of its soft part) and to the upper end of the lower profile (on the top side of the soft part). It is also possible join profiles with overlaps – the upper profile needs to overlap the lower one. To do that, cut off 10 mm sections from the hard part of the profile so that the overlap is made only of the soft parts. To obtain perfectly straight run of combined profiles, apply the attached plugs pressing them from the bottom into the sticking out parts, “tips”, of the upper profile and then the lower profile during assembly.

Note. Before the application of the expansion joint profile, fill the joint with thermo-insulating material, e.g. polyethylene or polyurethane backer. After the application of the profile, protect the joint against soiling during the execution of the reinforced layer or the render. For that purpose, put foamed polystyrene strips into the joint and remove them after the rendering is completed.

Sill profile

The profile is fixed under the sill, ensuring appropriate expansion joints between the sill and thermal insulation system layers. The application of the sill profile ensures permanent tightness (to humidity, dirt, microorganisms and insects) and stiffens the sill

(owing to the appropriately shaped upper surface of the profile). The sill profile has a polyethylene tape that eliminates render cracks and damages resulting from different thermal expansion of materials. Moreover, it facilitates the application and control of

render thickness. When fixing the profile, pay special attention to cutting of thermal insulation boards exactly to reveal clearance and that the profile is fixed horizontally. Directly before profile fixing, remove the protective tape from the polyethylene foam strip.

The finishing profiles are applied after the thermal insulation layer has been fixed, before or during the installation of the reinforced layer of the system. Apply adhesive used for mesh embedding, e.g. ATLAS STOPTER K-20, ATLAS STOPTER K-50, ATLAS HOTER U or ATLAS ROKER W-20 along the edge on which the profile is to be installed. Put the profile against the edge, embedding its reinforcement mesh into the freshly applied mortar so that the mesh is not visible. When the adhesive dries, the execution of the reinforced layer of the system on the whole façade surface can start. The reinforcement mesh of the system should completely cover the finishing profile mesh. Cut the finishing profiles to the desired size with shears for PVC strips. Join perpendicular sections by cutting the ends at the angle less than 45° and filling in the space with a silicone filler.

PROTECTIVE PROFILES
Drip profile

Drip profiles are installed on horizontal edges of window and door reveals and other facade recesses. They are also applied on bottom edges of balcony slabs; the mesh is embedded in the finishing layer e.g. ATLAS ENDER in ATLAS BETONER repair system. They are also fixed on the bottom edge of the thermal insulation if the skirting board cannot be used, e.g. thermal insulation panels are thicker than the largest available board size. First of all, they provide correct runoff of water flowing down the vertical façade surfaces, eliminating this way the risk of stains and render damage. The profiles also protect the edge from mechanical damage.

Corner profile

Corner profiles are fixed on various edges exposed to mechanical damage during usage of the façade, like door and window reveals, corners, etc. The flexibility of the materials prevents mechanical impact from causing permanent damage to the corner.

EXPANISON JOINT PROFILES
Window profile

Window profiles are fixed between window or door frame woodwork and finishing layers of the thermal insulation system. They are available in two widths: 6 and 9 mm. The window profile has a polyurethane tape that eliminates render cracks and damages resulting from differences in thermal expansion of the reveals and renders. Moreover, it facilitates the application and control of render thickness and protects woodwork from dirt during works – quick and easy fixing of the protective foil to the profile “flap” and then quick removal by breaking off the flap with the used foil after completion of the works. The window profile protects the space between the casing and render against humidity, dirt, microorganisms and insects and improves thermal, sound and damp insulation there. It can be used for all types of joinery (wood, PVC, aluminum). Select the type of profile (6 or 9 mm) appropriately to the assumed thickness of the reinforced layer and render. Mark the planned contact line with the render coat on the casing and then remove the white protective strip from the polyurethane tape and adhere the profile to the casing so that its edge corresponds with the line marked on the casing. The profile is always fixed with the “flap” towards the inside of the reveal. Remove the yellow protective strip and attach appropriately cut foil in its place to protect the joinery. Fill the inside of the profile completely with the reinforced layer and thin-coat render. Break off the flap with the foil after work completion.

Expansion joint profile

The expansion joint profile is fixed between thermal insulation panels in places where construction expansion joints run or if the thermal insulation layer itself needs to be divided. It is available in two versions: straight – expansion joint in the facade plane and angle - expansion joint in the internal corner. The profile can be used in the expansion gap of 10 to 30 mm width. The profile consists of two parts: hard (PVC-U) – contacting thermal insulation panels and soft (PVC-P) – filling the space between them. The soft part is made in the co-extrusion process and therefore, its joint with the hard part ensures very high durability and resistance. The application of the expansion joint profile ensures permanent tightness (in regard to humidity, dirt, microorganisms and insects) and proper correct cooperation of adjacent parts of the building and thermal layer arrangement. The precondition to the tightness of the whole expansion joint is the correct vertical arrangement of two adjacent profiles: the upper one and the lower one. They are joined by means of a special assembly section attached to each profile. It is made of soft PVC-P and has adhesive layers (protected with a protective tape). Attach the assembly section to the lower end of the upper profile (on the bottom side of its soft part) and to the upper end of the lower profile (on the top side of the soft part). It is also possible join profiles with overlaps – the upper profile needs to overlap the lower one. To do that, cut off 10 mm sections from the hard part of the profile so that the overlap is made only of the soft parts. To obtain perfectly straight run of combined profiles, apply the attached plugs pressing them from the bottom into the sticking out parts, “tips”, of the upper profile and then the lower profile during assembly.

Note. Before the application of the expansion joint profile, fill the joint with thermo-insulating material, e.g. polyethylene or polyurethane backer. After the application of the profile, protect the joint against soiling during the execution of the reinforced layer or the render. For that purpose, put foamed polystyrene strips into the joint and remove them after the rendering is completed.

Sill profile

The profile is fixed under the sill, ensuring appropriate expansion joints between the sill and thermal insulation system layers. The application of the sill profile ensures permanent tightness (to humidity, dirt, microorganisms and insects) and stiffens the sill

(owing to the appropriately shaped upper surface of the profile). The sill profile has a polyethylene tape that eliminates render cracks and damages resulting from different thermal expansion of materials. Moreover, it facilitates the application and control of

render thickness. When fixing the profile, pay special attention to cutting of thermal insulation boards exactly to reveal clearance and that the profile is fixed horizontally. Directly before profile fixing, remove the protective tape from the polyethylene foam strip.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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• It is not recommended to use agents containing chlorine for cleaning the profiles.

• Fix profiles in temperature above 5°C. At temperatures from 5°C to 15°C, expect lower flexibility of the profile.

TRANSPORT & STORAGE

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During storage and transport, protect the profiles against deformation – horizontal position, dry, heated room (temperature above 5°C). Shelf life in conditions as specified is 18 months from the production date shown on the packaging.

PACKAGING

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Profile
length [m]
Quantity in one
packaging [rm / pcs]
drip profile
2.5
62.5 / 25
corner profile
2.5
125.0 / 50
window profile 6 mm
2.4
48.0 / 20
window profile 9 mm
2.4
48.0 / 20
straight expansion
joint profile
2.0
50.0 / 25
corner expansion
joint profile
2.0
50.0 / 25
sill profile
2.0
50.0 / 25

CAUTION

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The above information constitutes basic guidelines for the application of the product and does not release the user from the obligation of carrying out works according to engineering principles and OHS regulations.

At the time of publication of this product data sheet all previous ones become void.
Date of update: 2014-05-21