SoftTouch™ Duct Wrap Insulation offers outstanding thermal properties that reduce unwanted heat loss or gain and condensation during system operation. This blanket-type insulation is used to insulate rectangular and round heating, ventilating and air conditioning ductwork. It is manufactured with glass fibers bonded together with a sustainable plant-based binder system. Sheet metal ductwork can be insulated by providing an insulating blanket on the exterior of the duct. An insulating blanket provides resistance to heat loss or gain from the air moving through the ductwork. Duct wrap also provides a vapor retarder outer jacket (as an unfaced blanket or with an FSK, gray PSK or white PSK vapor retarder facing), which prevents condensation inside the insulating blanket or on the duct metal surface itself. They are available in 48' and 60' widths to reduce installation costs. On faced products, a taping tab is provided on one edge for ease of installation.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Lower Energy Usage: Duct wrap products provide thermal efficiency that reduces unwanted heat loss or gain from equipment and ductwork. This means a likely savings of energy and improved system performance.
- Condensation Control: When properly installed in the correct thickness, duct wrap virtually eliminates condensation problems on cold duct surfaces
- SoftTouch: Our duct wrap products are now made with SoftTouch for a softer, less itchy product
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All fabrication, application and installation steps shall be in accordance with the requirements of the product specification sheet or the National Commercial and Industrial Installation Standards (current edition) published by the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association (MICA). Refer to CertainTeed installation manuals or CertainTeed specification sheets for installation guidelines.
An inspection and preventative maintenance program for the HVAC system is recommended to ensure optimum performance. For optimum performance and longest life, the insulation should be kept dry at all times.
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 fiberglass insulation meets the EPA minimum Recovered Material Guideline for fiberglass 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.