Hitch™ Cladding Attachment System
A revolutionary system for rear ventilated facades.
The Hitch™ cladding attachment system is a patented modular device for rain screen and exterior wall assemblies offering a thermally broken and intermittent structural solution. Hitch™ is unparalleled when it comes to structural capacity, flexibility, and thermal performance.
Building codes and high-performance energy standards like Passive House and Net-Zero are evolving to meet multiple objectives, including reducing energy consumption and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The most efficient methods of insulating a building’s exterior walls are those that incorporate the principals of continuous exterior insulation with no or minimal thermal bridging to limit thermal loss. Hitch™ can achieve effective R-values exceeding R60 for various types of wall assemblies while supporting heavy cladding loads in high wind load and seismic conditions.
The Hitch™ system can accommodate continuous exterior insulation thicknesses between 1” and 16” and is therefore suitable for use in all Passive House and ASHRAE climate zones across North America.
Premium system, durably designed & constructed for a service life of over 50yrs
High tensile aluminum, stainless & galvalume steel for improved performance
Supports vertical and horizontal girt designs
Supports one- or two-layer girt assemblies
Fully engineered and independently verified by RDH Building Science Inc.
High structural capacity system for heavy cladding loads up to 15psf under high wind load conditions up to 120psf
Certified by the Passive House Institute
Designed & manufactured in North America
Modular & adaptable system
Accommodates continuous exterior insulation between 1” – 16” thick for >R60 walls
Telescopically adjustable up to 1”
Thermally broken attachment system with high thermal efficiency of more than 90%
Proprietary piercing technology for fast and effective insulation installation
Cost effective system that is quick & easy to install
Designed to be used on various types of building structures including masonry, concrete, wood and steel stud
November 6, 2020