What is SMARTBATT™?

A Smarter Insulation to Manage Moisture

 

Moisture in homes is unavoidable, making moisture in wall cavities nearly inevitable — and dangerous if not properly addressed.  CertainTeed’s SMARTBATT™ insulation with MoistureSense™ Technology is a revolutionary way to manage moisture and create a healthier indoor environment. SMARTBATT is the only product to Block and Breathe, helping manage moisture in the cavity and reduce the risk for mold and mildew growth.

  • Unique kraft facing—industry first
  • Superior drying capability
  • Meets ASTM C1338 to inhibit mold growth on the facing
  • Easy installation
  • Cuts easier than kraft
  • Sustainable Insulation®
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  • Greater performance and permeance rating compared to traditional kraft insulation
  • Traditional kraft facing has limited permeance on average of 0.1–1.0, while SMARTBATT can adapt from almost completely closed to fully open based on humidity levels in the cavity
  • Greater drying capability reduces potential mold/mildew growth
  • SMARTBATT’s performance was previously only available in a two-step installation rolled sheet product
  • When paired with a caulk and seal package, offers superior, cost-effective air tightness and moisture management system

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 pre-consumer and post-consumer glass cullet. SMARTBATT insulation is GREENGUARD® Gold Certified for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.

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SmartBatt™ Creates Unparalleled Airtightness & Moisture Management

Watch how FineHomebuilding uses SmartBatt to create a superior airtight envelope without having to sacrifice moisture management. By taping the seams during the installation process, SmartBatt can be used as a continuous air barrier and has been 3rd party verified to achieve 1.6 ACH50 before either the drywall or exterior barrier were installed which helped get the ProHOME down to an ultimate 0.4 ACH50. This was all achieved without having to compromise on moisture management because SmartBatt has an integrated Smart Vapor Retarder that intelligently adapts its permeability to ambient conditions, helping to keep walls dry year round.

CertainTeed's SMART Vapor Retarders with MoistureSense™ Technology

Managing moisture within the wall is critical to help mitigate the dangers of mold and mildew growth. Learn how CertainTeed's SMART Vapor Retarders with MoistureSense™ Technology work and are a revolutionary solution to combat these issues.