FIRE RESISTANT INSULATION, MOLD RESISTANT INSULATION, INSECT RESISTANT INSULATION AND SOUND CONTROL INSULATION
Cocoon insulation meets flame resistance specifications set by all federal, state and local building authorities. The same boron-based chemicals that are so effective as fire retardants in Cocoon insulation are also natural fungicides that protect against mold, mildew and other microbes.These boron chemicals also control and repel pests such as termites, fleas, flies, beetles, ants, cockroaches and silverfish!!! In addition, Cocoon insulation is highly effective at reducing airborne sound transmission as well as inside noise from plumbing and other sources.
85% recycled products
Protect Your Home—Effectively
GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation forms a monolithic blanket of protection—blocking air infiltration and convection currents that are both primary causes of energy loss. Imagine heating your home in the winter or cooling your home in the summer…and then leaving the front door open. If you add up all the possible air leaks in a typical home—cracks at the joints in the frame; small spaces around windows and doors; areas around pipes, ducts, vents and electrical outlets—it can have the same effect as an open door or window. GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation is blown or sprayed into place, preventing gaps and stopping air leaks better because of the way it’s applied. And GreenFiber Insulation is two to three times more dense than comparable fiberglass batts. That means heated air can’t transfer through dense GreenFiber Insulation as easily as it does through typically installed fiber glass.
Installing insulation properly is the first step in making sure your home is more comfortable and energy efficient.
One important component of any home is the pressure barrier. The pressure barrier is defined as a continuous plane that separates the conditioned area of the building from the unconditioned area. Drywall is the most common pressure barrier in construction today.Insulation should always be in direct contact with the pressure barrier of the building. This standard of effective thermal installation means that the insulation has no gaps, no voids, no compression, no misalignment and no wind intrusion.
Insulate Against the Seasons
The R-value of GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through a greater temperature and application range, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during the summer.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission developed an insulation rating mechanism to help end the false and misleading claims about insulation that once abounded. Called R-value, this rating is based on a laboratory measurement, the R-factor, which reflects a material’s ability to stop or slow heat transfer. When you’re shopping for insulation or talking to your builder, understanding R-value can help you make intelligent choices about insulation. But, in the real world environment of your side walls and attic, there are variables that change how that insulation will perform.
For one thing, R-value changes with extreme temperatures. So attic insulation rated R-38 will perform at a different R-value at 20°F below zero. Why is this an important distinction? The effective R-values of both GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation and fiberglass may change under very cold temperatures. So R-value is a useful measurement of thermal resistance, but it’s important to remember that R-value is just one piece of the equation. If a house isn’t properly sealed and there are gaps in the insulation, a high R-value isn’t going to keep that home comfortable. Heat seeks cold spots in much the same way that water runs down a drain, or rain finds its way to a hole in the roof. It doesn’t matter if the rest of the roof is performing to specification if water finds the one hole. Because it forms a seamless protective blanket, GreenFiber Insulation effectively fills those gaps.
Make Your Home Safe
GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation can increase a wall’s fire resistance by 22-57%. Cellulose insulation is non-toxic, and GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of your house. GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation has been proven to increase a wall’s fire resistance 22-57% and exceeds the tough fire safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In laboratory fire resistance tests of wall assemblies and full-scale building demonstrations, structures with GreenFiber Insulation out performed fiberglass and uninsulated structures by 22-57%. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Underwriters Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy have all documented the permanency of fire retardants in cellulose insulation. The boric acid flame retardant used in GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation is infused in the natural fibers of the cellulose. During a fire, the retardant melts and holds the heat until the cellulose fibers char. The cellulose then becomes a layer of carbon protection, because the charred fibers won’t burn. The density of GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation prevents the passage of flames and hot gasses, so fire does not spread as readily into GreenFiber -installed walls or ceilings, and GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation restricts the amount of oxygen available to support combustion. GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation has a Class 1/A rating (FSC 25) for flame spread, and a smoke development rating of less than 50 when tested in accordance with ASTM E84. Because of the fire retardant application, GreenFiber Insulation has been proven more effective in actual fire situations in maintaining the structural members of a home.
ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGE OF BORATE AS A FLAME RETARDANT…
In the pest control products available on the market today, boron is used to control termites, fleas, flies, beetles, ants, cockroaches and silverfish!!! GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation lasts.
GreenFiber Cellulose Insulation has been tested by Underwriter’s Laboratory according to ASTM standard C739 to be non-corrosive to steel, copper and aluminum, as well as resistant to fungi. GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of the structure. If installed according to manufacturer’s instructions, the insulation will be free from defects and will not deteriorate under normal and proper use.
The GreenFiber Commitment. We firmly believe that no other insulation manufacturer can match our commitment to our product. We guarantee that GreenFiber Insulation, properly installed, will retain its thermal resistance, fire retardant and non-corrosive characteristics; provide sound control; and continue to meet current national building code standards for the life of the structure.