SAFETOUCH Fiberglass-Free Insulation Recieves Breakthrough Award
(HIT) - SAFETOUCH won a Breakthrough Award because it solved a long-standing problem for those installing home insulation. Do-it-yourselfers have long avoided installing home insulation because of the itchiness and glass dust associated with fiberglass. SAFETOUCH Fiberglass-Free Insulation is non-irritating to bare skin. The product is manufactured from the same type of fibers used to make clothing and bedding, and it is engineered to have a soft, itch-free feel.
Available exclusively at Lowes, SAFETOUCH does not contain formaldehyde binders or borates found in traditional fiberglass and cellulose insulation products. SAFETOUCH is a thermo-acoustic batt manufactured from polyester fibers (PET fibers). Through careful selection of the fibers and a propriety manufacturing process, Dow has produced an insulation material that home users can install without itch, gloves, masks or other special protection.
SAFETOUCH Fiberglass-Free Insulation is available in both R-13 and R-19. SAFETOUCH is a thermo-acoustic quilt manufactured from polyester fibers. PET fibers, as theyre called, are non-irritating and the same type of fibers used in clothing and bedding. This user-friendly material makes SAFETOUCH the first and only insulation to offer these benefits:
- No skin irritation
- No glass dust
- No gloves, masks or special protection needed
- No mess
- No formaldehyde binders
By carefully selecting the fibers and controlling their orientation during manufacturing, weve produced an insulation material that gives the following physical advantages:
- Durablemaintains its physical shape and integrity over time
- Flexibleeasily fitted and repositioned
- Friction fitholds itself in place in most cases, so theres no need for staples.
- Strongin certain cases, such as overhead applications, can be stapled or nailed with standard equipment
- Workableunfaced batts can be comfortably torn to length by hand
- Sound controlexcellent sound absorption
SAFETOUCH Fiberglass-Free Insulation can be used with our STYROFOAM foam sheathing products to increase your homes energy efficiency. Foam sheathing helps prevent heat from transferring through the stud frame to increase your walls overall effective R-value. Visit www.insulateyourhome.com for more information.
How to Install
SAFETOUCH Fiberglass-Free Insulation is easier to install than other batt insulation products available on the market today. Heres how simple it is to make a home more energy efficient:
Remove compressed batts from the bag and shake to speed its recovery to nominal thickness.
For most installations, no cutting is required, just remove the batt and fit into place. If you do require a size modification: You can either cut or score the facer with a knife, and then tear the insulation by hand, or you can cut the facer and batt at once with a knife, to fit the width of your area. If using on an interior wall, remove the facer before installing.
Press insulation between the studs or joists. Friction will normally hold the batt in place. Staples can be used if desired.
Enjoy a more comfortable home and lower energy bills.
For specific insulation applications, please refer to the detailed installation instructions on the SAFETOUCH package.
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