Metl-Span has introduced the HPCI Barrier, a high-performance continuous insulated metal panel. It is an air-, water-, thermal- and vapor-barrier panel that can be used behind almost any type of facade. Backup panels are available in 2-inch and 3-inch thicknesses and provide R values of 15 and 22, respectively. The company claims the barrier offers a single-panel system that does not sacrifice thermal efficiency. The panels are installed completely outside the structural supports and there are no thermal bridges to reduce the energy efficiency of the wall.

Metl-Span, 1720 Lakepointe Drive, Suite 101, Lewisville, TX 75057; (877) 585-9969; www.metlspan.com.