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EasyTouch Encapsulated Insulation

EasyTouch Insulation is intended to be used in either residential or commercial construction as thermal and acoustical insulation in attics, ceilings, walls and floors. The product is encapsulated in a vapor-permeable poly sheeting and available with or without an attached kraft vapor barrier. It is designed for use in standard wood stud assemblies.

Installing EasyTouch fiber glass insulation is an easy cost-effective method to help conserve energy in the residential and commercial, remodeling and reinsulation markets. In addition to its thermal properties, EasyTouch provides excellent acoustical performance. It is compression packaged and encapsulated for ease of handling, and its range of R-Values and sizes ensures the right product for the job.

EasyTouch is composed of tan, uniformly textured, inorganic fibrous glass. The fiber glass blanket is encapsulated in a thin, vapor-permeable poly sheeting.


 

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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. Visit www.sustainableinsulation.com for more information or watch our YouTube video

 

Applicable Standards
• Model Building Codes:
    – ICC
    – New York City - MEA 18-80-M, unfaced
    – New York - NYS UFPBC Article 15
    – California and Minnesota Quality Standards
• Material Standards:
    – ASTM C665: Type II, Class A, Category 2, encapsulated batts and rolls
    – ASTM C665: Type II, Class C, Category 1, kraft faced

Fire Resistance:
• Fire Hazard Classification:
    – ASTM E84
       Fully Encapsulated Insulation:
       Max. Flame Spread Index: 25
       Max. Smoke Developed Index: 50
       Kraft faced insulation: Not rated

Physical/Chemical Properties:
• Thermal Performance:
    – ASTM C518 R-Values for insulation only, as stated in table on other side.
• Water Vapor Sorption:
    – ASTM C1104 < 5%
• Water Vapor Permeance:
    – Permeance of Facing ASTM E96
       Desiccant Method Unperforated facing: < 1.0 perm (57 ng/Pa•s•m2)

For most areas, vapor retarders should be installed on the warm-in-winter side of the insulation (toward the interior). Check with local practice and building codes. CertainTeed insulation is not intended to be installed with the facing placed toward the exterior of the building.

Installation in wood framing:
Studs – Faced insulation fits between wood studs with flanges stapled either to the faces or sides of the studs. Pull flanges taut while stapling every 8"–12" (203–305 mm) to prevent gaps.

Attics/Ceiling Joists – Faced insulation is placed between joists with vapor retarder facing down. Flanges or separate vapor retarder can be stapled to bottom faces or sides of joists if insulation is installed before ceiling finish. If no insulation is present, place the insulation between the attic joists. When insulation must be cut to fit, use a sharp knife or shears. If the attic already has some insulation, first fill to the top of the joist with insulation, then lay additional insulation across the joists. Do not cover vents or exhaust fan motors which protrude into the attic; cut the insulation to fit around them. Only unfaced EasyTouch insulation is installed over existing insulation.

Floor Joists – Faced insulation is installed with the vapor retarder facing up and in contact with the floor. All insulation must be supported between joists on an approved support  such as wire. Cathedral Ceilings–Faced insulation with vapor retarder facing down is stapled between the rafters. A 1" air space is recommended between insulation and roof sheathing. If unfaced insulation is used, a separate vapor retarder should be installed where required.
 

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Please refer to the CertainTeed Lifetime Limited Insulation Warranty for Fiber Glass Building Insulation. (30-21-1321)
CertainTeed insulation products improve building energy efficiency and reduce building energy consumption for the life of the structure. As a result, they help conserve nonrenewable energy sources, decrease dependence on foreign oil and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the recycled content of CertainTeed fiber glass insulation meets the EPA minimum Recovered Material Guideline for fiber glass products consisting of preconsumer and post-consumer glass cullet.
 
CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation is GREENGUARD Gold Certified for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.

 
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