The most affordable way to keep your home comfortable is to install insulation in your attic. We make this easy with Owens-Corning EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Batts and Rolls . For maximum energy efficiency, we recommend about 18 inches of insulation for attic floors . If your joist cavities are completely filled, lay the new insulation in long runs perpendicular to the joists, and use leftover pieces for small spaces. Remember to keep insulation 3” away from recessed lighting fixtures and from any metal chimneys, gas water heater flues or other heat-producing devices.
Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.
Projects We recommend Owens-Corning R-30 EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Insulation with PureFiber® Technology for the following projects:
Insulating with Owens-Corning EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS™ Batts and Rolls Help Keep Your Home Quiet and Comfortable With Floor Insulation Insulating Unconditioned Crawlspaces.
CertainTeed CertaCoat Intumescent Coating is an ignition barrier applied to the surface of CertaSpray® open cell polyurethane spray foam.
CertaCoat IC enhances the fire-rated performance of CertaSpray open cell spray foam insulation. It delivers best-in-class yield/coverage, at 200 f2/gallon, and is easy to use since it’s a single-component coating. This latex-based product also allows flexibility in application method – an airless sprayer is recommended, but a roller or brush can also be used – and is easy to clean up with water.
CertaCoat IC can be spray-applied onto CertaSpray insulation that has been applied in open wall cavities, between perimeter joists and to cathedral ceilings, garage ceilings, attics, and crawlspaces. CertaCoat IC is a certified ignition barrier tested to NFPA 286 with CertaSpray open cell. Product covers 200/167 ft2 per gallon. Note that CertaCoat IC is NOT a vapor barrier and thus should not be employed in situations that call for such a product.
CertaCoat IC is a single component, latex-base coating for use with a polyurethane spray foam system.
These insulation products may qualify for energy tax credits. For more information, visit the CertainTeed Energy Tax Credit page, or certainteed.com/itools for your area's specific rebates and incentives.
CertainTeed cares about the environment and Building Responsibly™, and for more than 100 years has maintained a commitment to provide sustainable, innovative solutions that improve energy efficiency and comfort. From production to product, CertainTeed's focus has been on minimizing its impact on the environment by reducing energy consumption, conserving renewable resources and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. And with our Sustainable Insulation® fiber glass products, the mission continues.
Spray foam insulation saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills. Studies by the US Department of Energy show that 40% of a home's energy is lost as the result of air infiltration through walls, windows and doorways. Buildings treated with spray foam insulation typically insulate as much as 50% better than traditional insulation products. Insulation that is sprayed in buildings protects against moisture, which provides the benefit of reducing the chance of harmful mold and mildew.Eliminating mold growth reduces the likelihood of rotting wood in a home, and allergic reactions to mold spores. In addition to building temperature and moisture control, spray foam insulation is often used to reduce noise.
Foam insulation serves as a barrier[disambiguation needed] to airborne sounds, and reduces airborne sound transfer through a building's roof, floor and walls. In the United States, homes treated with spray foam insulation often qualify for state and federal tax deductions.