Higher Limiting Wall Height
The R-stud’s design allows builders to deliver higher walls with less material and less deflection. The supplemental flanges every foot increase the strength. A 3 5/8″ 20-gauge R-stud, 24” O.C. has a limiting wall height of 19.64 vs. a 20-gauge SSMA, 16” O.C. which only has an 18.11’ wall height limit. R-stud delivers higher limiting wall height with fewer studs.
Acoustical tests prove R-stud’s performance to be significantly higher than generic steel studs. R-stud can achieve a 50 Sound Transmission Class (STC) with just one layer of 5/8 inch Type X gypsum on each side, beating generic steel studs by 22 percent
Not only does the R-stud outperform the generic steel stud on sound transmission, it also excels at thermal performance. The R-stud allows for 40% less thermal transfer than from a generic steel stud. With more emphasis being placed on building performance, the R-stud provides better R value than its competitors.
R-stud design allows for up to 30 percent savings in labour and materials over a generic steel framing stud. R-stud delivers savings by producing superior strength with 18% less raw material, supplemental flanges and larger openings/portals allow for faster install of utilities that bring down labour costs, and the need to only use one layer of gypsum and still deliver a 50 STC rating