Innovative Products

QuickPanel 4mm Rainscreen System with Tremco Spectrem® 1 Sealant

The QuickPanel System has been hailed as an evolutionary step forward by architects, installers and developers alike. Our novel and innovative approach to cladding building exteriors with flat 4mm ACM panels is based on our unique attachment system and Tremco Spectrem® 1 plays an integral role.

Tremco Spectrem® 1 Sealant
Tremco Spectrem® 1 Sealant

EasyTrim Reveals is an organization founded on some key principles and beliefs. For instance, we believe our customers should get a little more than they pay for. This idea permeates our approach to the products we invent in addition to the components we incorporate into our final products. This is why we have chosen Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing as our sealant partner because we share common goals and beliefs that our customers should always get a little more than they pay for.

Tremco Spectrem® 1 is a specialty sealant created for dynamically moving joints. Materials with a high coefficient of linear expansion like aluminum curtainwalls, precast concrete panels, metal panels and window perimeters benefit from this high-performance, ultra-low modulus sealant.

The QuickPanel System’s use of 4mm panels sandwiched between our patented backplate and top cap assemblies requires a proven, world-class sealant to fill the gap between the 3 substrates, create a barrier and maintain its sealant properties over time. Tremco Spectrem® 1 does all this and more. When it comes to withstanding extreme conditions, the QuickPanel System with Tremco Spectrem® 1 have surpassed the most stringent wind load requirements in North America. Wind load tests conducted at QAI Labs produced positive results with High-Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) winds in excess of 185 mph surpassing Risk Category III and IV Buildings & Structures for Miami-Dade County.

The odds suggest the great majority of QuickPanel System buildings will never be subjected to 185 mph winds, but since EasyTrim believes in giving our customers a little more than they pay for, rest assured EasyTrim Reveals and Tremco Spectrem® 1 have got you covered.

Learn more about Tremco Commercial Sealants & Weatherproofing solutions with these links:  

https://tremcosealants.com/projects/sw-airport-fort-myers.aspx

https://youtu.be/DhShZPCucyQ

 


EasyTrim Reveals Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim - One Profile, Many Solutions

The Problem

Fiber cement manufacturers require at least a 1” gap from roof surfaces, decks, steps, driveways and other hard surfaces. This requirement has been put in place to minimize the risk of accumulated water or snow from wicking up and spreading throughout the fiber cement causing it to fail. The prescribed solution creates a separate problem: that big gap causes the siding to look unfinished. Given a choice, homeowners would prefer the siding on their home extend as close as possible to adjacent hard surfaces. EasyTrim Reveals’ Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim solves this problem and many others.

The Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim

EasyTrim Reveals new feature rich Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim for fiber cement plank products eliminates the unsightly gap, delivers installation efficiencies for the siding contractor, and adds a dash of modern aesthetic flair.

The Features

  • 1” Tab – EasyTrim Reveals’ Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim features a 1” tab. Designed to extend downwards and come in contact with a hard surface. The Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim replaces the recommended 1” void with a decorative 1” border of anodized or color matched aluminum.
  • EZ.Slope – The Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim’s 10 degree horizontal slope creates a horizontal surface that resists water and snow accumulation. This proven design element produces a surface that fiber cement can be placed directly on without the risk of moisture pooling and migrating up into the fiber cement.
  • EZ.Guard™ – Hidden from view and placed slightly above EZ.Slope sits a second downward pointing tab. Think of this tab like you would a seat belt or insurance policy: it’s there to protect. In the event water or ice makes its way behind the lower edge of the cladding, the EZ.Guard™ prevents migration towards the nail holes and into the studs.
  • EZ.Kickout – This tab is truly brilliant! Prior to installing the first row of plank siding, a starter strip must be installed around the perimeter of the building. This starter strip creates the proper lap angle that each installed plank above will share. The installation of the starter strip is a required extra step that occurs every time plank siding is installed on a building. EasyTrim Reveals’ Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim features another strategically located downward pointing tab on the nailing flange that produces the required kickout for the initial course of plank. This means the Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim eliminates the hassle and time needed to rip the starter strip on site, then wrap the perimeter of the building with it before you can install the first course of siding.

The Results

EasyTrim Reveals’ Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim is the latest profile in our family of trims that provides both form and function at the highest levels. At its most basic level, the Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim just looks great! The 1” tab helps frame the inset plank cladding in a way that mirrors the popular, modern look of aluminum trims that frame fiber cement panels. Our unique downward pointing 1” tab also replaces and covers the ugly 1” gap between the inset plank and hard surface below creating a modern aluminum architectural line. This innovative horizontal profile can also be used mid-wall to create sectioned columns of plank siding or as a horizontal break between dissimilar materials like brick or stone. Functionally, the Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim protects the inset plank and wall assembly with a series of slopes and tabs that manage and prevent water migration into the plank and into the studs. The Kickout Tab is a novel invention that eliminates an entire installation step and makes the installer more productive by helping them complete a required step in less than half the time with one step instead of three.

The EasyTrim Reveals brand is synonymous with innovation and industry leadership and our new Horizontal Base Z LAP Trim is more evidence we take that role seriously and will continue to invent products and systems that delight and amaze.


Adjustable Corners – Easy Installation, Beautiful Results

Having pioneered two-piece extruded aluminum trims, EasyTrim Reveals has innovated the category segment once again with our new Adjustable Outside (105 degree to 165 degree) and Adjustable Inside (90 degree to 165 degree) Corners for panel, LAP and Transitions.

There are many elements of a building’s exterior that can lead the observer to see the building as beautiful and interesting. Since most buildings share right-angle or 90 degree outside and inside corners, a building with sharp or oblique outside or inside corners will certainly catch the eye and stand out from the crowd.

easytrim reveals adjustable panel and LAP inside and outside corners
easytrim reveals adjustable panel and LAP inside and outside corners

Traditional extruded aluminum outside and inside corners have been one-piece 90 degree profiles. When an architect or designer wanted to venture outside convention and create a building with non 90 degree angled corners, they were forced to use two separate j trims. The installer would then be left with the task of using their ingenuity to install the j trims in a way that created a straight and true corner, oftentimes having to overcome framing issues and a buildings natural habit to pull apart at the corners over time.

easytrim reveals adjustable LAP outside corner
easytrim reveals adjustable LAP outside corner

Picture the feature-rich EasyTrim Reveals j trims with our patented ez.bump tucked underneath the ½” tab. We have designed a clever hinge joint that connects two opposing j trims to create an easy to align and easy to install corner profile assembly for non 90 degree corner conditions.

What’s in it for the architect? The architect can now design contemporary buildings with non-traditional corner details. The architect also retains the water management, fit & finish features and installation efficiencies they have come to expect from EasyTrim Reveals profiles. With EasyTrim Reveals Adjustable Corners the architect can now create visually impactful wall segments that articulate and create intriguing segments of light and shadow. “Flatiron” style buildings on odd shaped parcels of land can be easily realized with stock, off-the-shelf products created specifically for use on buildings that aren’t a collection of square corners.

easytrim reveals adjustable panel inside corner
easytrim reveals adjustable panel inside corner

What’s in it for the siding installer? Ask any installer and they will tell you the buildings they work on are rarely square. Some products they use accentuate this problem, while other products help mask it. When using individual j trims on separate wall planes, framing irregularities will be transferred to the j trims resulting in a corner that can be tight (close) on the bottom and loose (open) at the top, or vice versa. As the building settles and shifts over time, the impact on the separate trims increases as they pull apart. Even when an installer uses his most skilled sider on this detail, the process of aligning the separate profiles takes longer than it should and his success will be variable and destined to deteriorate over time. EasyTrim Reveals Adjustable Corners allow the installer to quickly align the assembly on the two separate wall planes if they are completely straight or somewhat un-square. If the wall surfaces are un-square, the Adjustable Corners will help hide that imperfection and create a straight and true architectural line. This means the installer can use any installer, not just his most skilled laborer to handle the task of installing non 90 degree corners, quickly and expertly.

EasyTrim Reveals Adjustable Outside and Inside Corners solve real world problems with mind-boggling simplicity, ingenious design and beautiful results.