Watershield XPS Xterior Insulation

Watershield XPS Xterior Insulation

This System is a tested, warranted, code compliant and engineered Exterior Insulation Finish System with monolithic water and air barrier coating and accessory materials, internal drainage, continuous Xterior Insulation, and countless integrally colored finishing options. XPS Xterior insulation gives the highest R value per inch and giving this system the ability to meet any energy code requirements with the ease of one system and the design flexibility and lightweight system for any designers vision.


Exterior, new, retrofit, residential, multi-family, commercial, panelized, institutional, hotels, hospitals, retail centers, schools, condominiums, and government facilities. High Impact Systems Available.


Code Reports:

  • ASTM C1177 glass mat faced sheathing
  • ASTM C1325 Type A Exterior cement-board
  • Exposure I or exterior plywood sheathing (grade C-D or better)
  • Exposure I OSB
  • Poured concrete/unit masonry/brick
WaterShield Water and Air Barrier Assembly
  • WaterShield Water & Air Barrier
  • WaterShield Flashing Tape
  • WaterShield Joint Mesh
  • FXI FlashFill
Means of Drainage / Insulation Board Attachment
  • Vertical Ribbons of Adhesive
Continuous Insulation
  • Styrofoam™ Panel Core 20 (no substitutions)
Base Coat
  • Xi-Acrylic Base Coat
  • Xi-Dry Acrylic Base Coat
Reinforcing Mesh
  • Xi-Mesh
  • Xi-Mesh6
  • Xi-Mesh10
  • BearMat 15/Xi-Mesh
  • BearMat 20/Xi-Mesh
Primer (Optional per specification) – for decreased efflorescence and highest finish coat aesthetic performance.
  • Xi-Alkali Resistant Primer
Finish Coat – Integrally colored and textured. Unlimited color selection, dirt pick up resistant
  • Xi-Textured Acrylic Finish
  • Ambient and surface temperature must remain above 40ºF (4ºC) during and for 24-hours after set has occurred.
  • Protect applied product from inclement weather until dry.
  • Fire Rated and Non combustible assemblies must be per the current Evaluation Report
  • For increase Impact resistance: Utilize BearMats in conjunction with Standard Mesh
  • Select colors with light reflectance value (LRV) greater than 20. Under extreme conditions, dark colors may increase the temperature of the polystyrene boards to greater than its allowable service temperature limit of 160ºF (71ºC).
  • System must terminate above grade per the current Evaluation Report.
  • No additives are permitted to any components unless specifically approved by FXI.
  • Follow the application instructions for each component.
  • Use only on surfaces that are sound, dry, clean, unpainted, and free from any residue that may affect the ability of the FACADESXi Products to bond.
  • Watershield should not be left exposed more than 6 months.
  • For use on vertical above grade walls only.
  • Maintenance Required: periodic cleaning, repair of cracks and impact damage if they occur, recoating to enhance appearance of weathered finish.
  • WaterShield provides and enhanced water and air barrier for envelope protection
  • Continuous Insulation out performs cavity insulation and gives greater energy savings
  • Impact resistant systems available
  • Mold and mildew resistant Finishes
  • Unlimited color and design aesthetics
  • EPS shapes for architectural details
  • Labor costs and time savings
  • Single wource warranty
  • Lower Cladding Weight for decreased structural requirements
  • Non-combustible and Fire resistant assemblies are available
  • PanelCore 20 gives an R value of 5 per inch