Encapsulated Fiberglass Batts

Product Description

Poly-encapsulated thermal and acoustical fiber glass insulation is lightweight and made of long, resilient glass fibers bonded with an acrylic thermosetting binder. Wrapped in plastic for more comfortable installation with less itch and dust. The product is available with a vapor-retarder plastic facing, and also with a plastic facing that does not act as a vapor retarder, for use in hot, humid climates.

 

 

Applications

New Construction

  • Wood frame construction – residential homes and light commercial buildings
  • Metal frame construction – commercial buildings
  • Pre-manufactured homes – modular or manufactured housing
  • Suspended ceiling systems – sized to fit above 2 x 4 ceilings
  • Interior wall sound control – interior walls and floor and ceiling assemblies (For sound class ratings for wall assemblies, see the appropriate STC values datasheet for either steel or wood framing.)

Retrofit

  • Re-insulating attics (R-25 only) and crawl spaces
  • Back-fill above suspended ceiling systems

Performance Advantages

  • Improves indoor air quality – because it’s made without formaldehyde.
  • Poly-encapsulated – wrapped in plastic for cleaner, more comfortable installation with less itch and dust.
  • Thermally Efficient – provides effective resistance to heat transfer with R-values up to R-38 (RSI-6.7).
  • Acoustically Efficient – reduces transmission of sound through exterior and interior walls and floor/ceiling assemblies.
  • Fire-resistant and Noncombustible – (see Specification Compliance). ComfortTherm insulation can be left exposed where building codes permit.
  • Effective at Controlling Moisture – the plastic facing is a vapor retarder that resists water vapor transmission. ComfortTherm is also available with a plastic facing that does not act as a vapor retarder, for use in hot, humid climates.
  • Noncorrosive – does not accelerate corrosion of pipes, wiring or metal studs.
  • Mold-resistant – does not support mold or mildew. Does not supply a food source for insects or rodents.
  • Resilient – bonded glass fibers will not pull apart during normal applications and resist settling, breakdown and sagging from vibration.
  • Flexible – forms readily around corners and curved surfaces.