Sto Corp. introduces StoTherm Storm Systems, a “revolutionary high impact cladding that incorporates the best of EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) design flexibility, color range, great insulation, and light weight, with Level-E rated wall protection, the highest ranking available on the market today,” the company said.

These systems offer the highest level of protection (ASTM Level-E for essential facilities) against damage from wind and windborne debris, two of the major components of building envelope failure during a hurricane.

“As with any wall assembly, proper design and construction, including the proper use of flashing to direct water away form the wall, not into the wall, is essential for long term durability,” said Mike O’Neil, Sto product manager.