Alpha H Bracket - Horizontal

Alpha H Aluminum Wall Bracket

Our Alpha Series of wall brackets are extruded from aluminum and are the building blocks used to simplify the process of building rainscreen walls of all types including CI Subframing and Panel Subframing. Alpha H aluminum wall brackets are a part of our horizontally mounted system. They come in a wide range of sizes to meet the needs of light and heavy loads. Wind shear tests have been done to accommodate the most extreme weather conditions. The tight thermal cavity our system provides will help your building save on energy costs for years to come.

Alpha H aluminum wall brackets come in eight sizes to create various system cavity depths.  Based on various load requirements, the number of fasteners back into the sub-structure will be defined.  Alpha H+ aluminum brackets allow more fastener points and can be used in combination with standard Alpha H brackets to address the cladding material’s dead load, specifically for concrete block construction.

All of our aluminum Alpha wall brackets are extruded with 6063-T6, copper-free and “marine-grade” aluminum. For rainscreen applications, the non-corrosive nature of aluminum makes it a perfect material to use.  Since aluminum is more elastic than steel, it is especially ideal for creating precise parts for deep and straight walls and is efficient to fabricate with most punching and extrusion machines.  Aluminum is the preferred material for curtainwalls and will become the same for cladding support systems in North America.

Alpha H Bracket Dimensions

Alpha wall brackets provide the design community with control and ease in creating wall cavity depths.  Our aluminum Alpha H horizontal brackets come in standard dimensions of 35mm (1.38”) to 235mm (9.25”) and in two sizes (H and H+).  Use the appropriate bracket size to meet your exterior insulation requirements!  Submit your project to us using our Build Your Project submission process and we can assist!

Alpha H Bracket Adjustability

Alpha Hci Aluminum Wall Bracket Adjustability

The Alpha H aluminum wall brackets’ “thumb hold” feature has a +/- 3/4 inch of built-in adjustability to accommodate out-of-plumb conditions found in the field. This allows for a more rapid set of materials and an easier installation without the use of plastic shims.

Aluminum Advantage

Non Corrosive Material

A drained and back-ventilated rainscreen is a damp and dynamic environment that requires the highest quality materials. Our aluminum is a 6063 T6 architectural grade product that provides a level of corrosion resistance that is superior to other rainscreen attachment metals such as galvanized steel or galvalume. This is especially important for open-jointed systems that allow moisture to flow into the ventilated cavity. 

The use of 6063-T6 aluminum meets or exceeds ASTM B221, AMS 4156, and ASME SB-221 standards. Our finishes meet or exceed AAMA 2604 and AAMA 2605 specifications.


Lifetime Material Consistency

Aluminum does not become brittle over time like fiberglass or plastic products.  For the life of the building, Alpha wall brackets have an aluminum advantage.


Better Spanning Distances

ECO Cladding’s engineered cladding support solutions allow maximum spanning capability, while simultaneously addressing dead load, wind load, seismic concerns, thermal requirements, and material deflection.

Recycled Content

Alpha aluminum wall brackets use 75% post-consumer recycled content, making the the environmental choice.

Bracket Design Benefits

Fixed and Sliding Points

The wall bracket fixed point carries the dead loads and windloads to the load-bearing wall. The connection between the wall bracket and profile is fastened immovable in the “round hole”.  The connection between the wall bracket sliding point and the profile is designed for thermal linear expansion and contraction. For a sliding point, only wind pressure loads are carried to the load-bearing wall.

Thumb Hold Feature - Built In Adjustability 

Two advantages in one!  Our wall brackets give installers an “extra hand” while they get the wall level and plumb and the “thumb-hold” feature of our brackets allows the system to have a +/- 3/4” adjustment without the need for external shims. The thumb hold design feature creates huge labor savings.

Bracket Sizes

Shallow or deep, ECO wall brackets can accommodate your building’s cavity depth.  Alpha V brackets are available in 12 sizes to accommodate depths of 1.38” to 10.04”.  Alpha H brackets are available in 8 sizes to accommodate depths of 1.38” to 9.25”. Sigma U brackets are available in 11 sizes to accommodate 2.50" - 13.75". 

Engineered System

ECO Cladding is committed to providing a fully engineered system (both C.I. Subframing and Panel Subframing) in which the entire wall is engineered to accommodate project wind loads, seismic loads, building slab-to-slab deflections, and thermal movements of materials.

Cost Effective

Fewer Holes in Air Vapor Barrier

ECO Cladding wall brackets maximize the distance between attachment points on the walls, creating fewer penetrations through the continuous insulation (c.i.) plane and into the weather-protective membrane, thereby reducing air and water leakage opportunities. In addition, our wall brackets are detailed to create a seal between the bracket and membrane. 

The Cost-Effective SubFraming!

ECO wall brackets are easy to install and are more cost-effective in labor man-hours, allowing materials to be rapidly set even when backup walls are not plumb or true. Since our wall brackets have better-spanning distances than competitors, labor time can be cut in half.

In Stock / Short Lead Times!

Time is money.  ECO Cladding stocks our wall brackets, profiles, and accessories ready to ship for your project.  Our in-house technical team can get your project moving forward quickly.

25 Years of Rainscreen Experience

The team at ECO Cladding has over 25 years of USA-based technical expertise, industry relationships, and real-life experience.  With the completion of hundreds of rainscreen installations across the USA, and with a variety of products, we are here to serve you. 

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