Johns Manville R38 16 x 48 Faced Fiberglass Insulation Batt
JM faced Formaldehyde-free ™ fiberglass insulation is great for efficient thermal and also sound control. JM faced insulation is offered in pre-cut batts to fit standard wall and ceiling spaces. Enhance the general efficiency of your home with fiberglass wall insulation. It’s thermal performance assists to maintain temperature levels down, lowering energy loss and power costs while likewise decreasing space to space sound transmission.
- Pre-Cut & Easy to Install for standard size wall cavities
- Formaldehyde-free: Greenguard GOLD certified & SCS Certified to be formaldehyde free
- Sound Control: Reduces sound transmission through exterior and interior walls, floor and ceiling assemblies.
- Thermally Efficient: Effective resistance to heat transfer
- 48 Square Feet per Bag
- Fiberglass Insulation Batt 16 in. x 48 in.x 12 in thick
- Easy Installation – These batts are easy to handle and friction fit in cavities.
- Bags per Master Pack: 4
- Pieces per Bag : 9
- Best For: Attics, Floors
Johns Manville faced Fiberglass Batt insulation is Made in the USA. All batts are precut to tightly suit typical spaces. Established in 1858, Johns Manville is one of the finest and most sold fiberglass insulation product in the US of A.
Johns Manville makes eco-friendly formaldehyde totally free fiberglass. They make fiberglass insulation for the residence and industrial applications from R11, R13, R15, R19, R21, R25, R30, R38 and R49. JM gives quality insulation for noise, thermal as well as power conserving solutions for todays houses.
A considerable bit of warmth is removed via the attic, which makes the attic a crucial area to protect. Based on the United States Department of Energy recommended R worth you should insulation your ceiling with R 30 or R38.
Proper attic insulation is the best means to stop heat energy loss in the winter months and maintain cool air in the summertime. So it’s time to pay attention to what’s taking place up there.
If you seem like your house is leaking money using a drafty or unsealed attic, facilitate a power audit and/or make use of a thermal electronic camera to identify cold sectors up there. It’s possible to load those holes though, depending upon the age of your insulation, you may be far better off changing your attic insulation outright as opposed to filling out the cracks.
Let’s Discuss R-Value
To commence, determine what R-value is often recommended for your online on your geographic location. You can discover this information from the Division of Energy. If you aren’t knowledgeable about R-value, it’s in essence an insulating product’s resistance to hotness flow, determined by its thermal resistance or R-value. The higher the R-value, the more reliable an insulating product is. Your house’s R-value rating will certainly direct you towards the type of insulation you require.
As a whole, an attic’s R-value should be between R-30 and R-49. In specifically cool climates, you might go up to R-60. Let’s say the insulation you’ve picked out has an R-value of 3 per inch and you ‘d like to attain a general value of R-36. You’ll require about 12 inches of insulation product.
Below are one of the most popular alternatives for attic room insulation, in addition to an estimate on pricing.
Blanket or Batt Insulation
Blanket or Batt insulation is offered as batts or rolls and also is the most convenient DIY insulation material. Actually allot of homeowners opt for this DIY job as you can save over $1 per foot by laying it on your own. It’s readily obtainable in fiberglass, mineral wool, plastic fibers, as well as organic fibers. Fiberglass batts is one of the most low cost of the number. This type of insulation is optimal for attics with conventional spaced joists and really few obstructions. Many batt insulation batts are sixteen inches or twenty-four inches in width. They can be found in 4 foot segments.
You can also buy fiberglass ceiling insulation in faced or paper-faced. The facing functions as a vapor barrier. It can also help radiate heat either back right into your house for chilly weather conditions or back out of your home for warmer latitudes. You intend to install the facing either in or out relying on your climate.
Batts should be very carefully trimmed to fit comfortably around vents to maintain their R-value effectiveness. Price per square foot can differ based on density and also product, however it’s usually 0.35 to 0.90 cents per square foot. You can expect an R-value of 3.1 to 3.8 per inch.
Blow In insulation
Loose-fill insulation likewise known as Blow in insulation is fantastic for installing in attics with really little clearance as well as several obstacles such as vents as well as cross-beams. It can be properly blown over existing insulation and is available in fiberglass, cellulose, and mineral wool. Cellulose is one of the most practical product as well as has an R-value of 2.2 to 3.8 per inch, however if revealed to moisture it can get ruined.
This sort of insulation can be purchased from Pacific Insulation as well as spread by hand, or you can rent out a simple machine that blows it in place, which will set you back you $100 each day. If you employ a pro, it costs about $1 per square foot.
Pacific Insulation offers various brands of loose fill blow in insulation. The cost is about the same for all fiberglass blow and all brand names function fairly the similar.
Spray Foam Insulation
This kind of insulation is costly and also not a do-it-yourself task, but it has one of the highest possible R-values at 3.5 per inch for open-cell and 6.5 for closed-cell.
Both types are made with polyurethane. The difference is that closed-cell foam cells are loaded with a gas that enables the foam to expand and cover the spaces around it. Open-cell foam cells are full of air, which gives the insulation a spongy structure. Both types of insulation offer an effective air barrier, however closed-cell insulation can likewise serve as a wetness vapor obstacle if that is required.
Open-cell spray-foam insulation is approximately $3 to $3.25 per square foot as well as closed-cell spray foam can cost around $3.25 to $4.50 per square foot.
U.S. Department of Energy Recommended Total R-Values
The following 2008 Department of Energy zone recommendations are based on comparing estimated future energy savings to the current cost of installing insulation. The DOE gives a range for many locations for the following reasons:
- Energy costs vary greatly over each zone
- Installed insulation costs vary greatly over each zone
- Heating and cooling equipment efficiency varies from house to house
- Best estimate of future energy costs may not be exact.
- Reference : Department of Energy Insulation Fact Sheet
(DOE/CE-0180 2008 update) DOE/CE-0180 2008, Insulation Fact Sheet.