Blow In Insulation
USA: Blow In Insulation: Blow In Insulation Suppliers
ABOUT BLOW IN INSULATION
Blow in insulation, sometimes known as loose fill insulation, is blown into cavities in walls or on attic floors. It is the main alternative to using rolls or panels (batts) of insulation. Unlike rolls or batts it can be blown into existing wall cavities. It can also be blown into awkwardly shaped areas around corners and edges of attics.
Two types of material are commonly used for blow in insulation: fiber glass and cellulose. Cellulose is typically made from recycled newspaper, to which a fire retardant such as boric acid is applied.
LEADING USA BLOW IN INSULATION MANUFACTURERS
The following leading blow in insulation manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of blow in insulation, including online catalogs, materials for blow in insulation, and advice on the installation of blow in insulation.
Johns Manville. Johns Manville, based in Denver, Colorado, is a Berkshire Hathaway company. It is a leading manufacturer of building products, including blow in insulation. It employs over 8,000 people, and has more than 40 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and China. Its range of fiber glass attic insulation includes fiber glass attic insulation batts and attic insulation rolls, which may be faced with kraft paper or unfaced. Johns Manville also supplies blow in loose fill fiber glass insulation for open attics. This is most suitable for filling non-conforming spaces and hard-to-reach areas around corners and edges.
Applegate Insulation. Applegate Insulation, based in Webberville, Missouri, is a manufacturer of blow in cellulose insulation, made from 80% recycled newsprint treated with fire retardant. The environmental benefit of this type of blow in insulation compared to fiber glass is that it uses one fifth of the energy during manufacture. The Applegate website contains a set of technical articles relevant to blow in insulation. Topics include: Aggregate Insulation Specifications, Material Safety Data Sheet, and Standard Practice for Installing Cellulose Loose Fill Building Insulation.
Owens Corning. Owens Corning, founded in 1938, is a leading manufacturer of fiber glass products including blow in insulation. The residential insulation section of the Owens Corning website contains articles on: What is an Insulation System?, What Does an Insulation System Do?, Hiring a Professional Installer, and Tools & Insulation Tips. Its insulation products include: Foam Residing Board, Rigid Foam Attic Insulation, Fiber Glass Insulation, Fiber Glass Blow In Loosefill Insulation, Attic Stair Insulation, Housewrap, Attic Rafter Vents, and QuietZone Acoustic Batts.
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