BW Universal System™

The Metl-Span BW Universal System is the ultimate backup wall system providing superior air, water, thermal and vapor protection in an all-in-one barrier component. It can be horizontally installed with nearly any type of exterior rainscreen system, from single skin and modular metal panels to brick, ACM panels and others. It spans up to 24” o.c. This unique insulated metal panel wall system introduces new standards in cost savings, design integrity and sustainability. Easily and quickly installed in a single step, the BW Universal System eliminates the need for multiple work crews, expediting close-in/dry-in building times and reducing the likelihood of improper installation.


BW Universal System™ Product Features:

Width: 32”§, 36”
Thickness: 2”, 3”
Length: 12’-0” or 20′-0″ Horizontal
R-Value: See Data Sheet
U-Value: See Data Sheet
Exterior Face: AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 29 ga. with epoxy primer finish
Interior Face: AZ-50 aluminum-zinc coated steel in 29 ga. with epoxy primer finish
Joint: Double tongue-and-groove with concealed face fastening
Testing & Certifications: See Data Sheet
§Primarily for brick application


BW Universal System™ Design Features and Benefits:

  • Provides air, water, thermal and vapor barrier in one step
  • Allows you to use multiple façade options while not reducing thermal efficiency
  • Easy and fast installation, with reduced construction and labor costs
  • Encloses the building faster in all weather conditions