CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation

CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation meets the highest standards of Fire Safety

CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation

Thermal performance, moisture management, air tightness and acoustics are key benefits of choosing the right insulation during construction or renovation. Choosing wisely is important for both comfort and peace of mind but there is one important feature of insulation that is often ignored – fire safety.
 
Because fiber glass is made primarily from sand and glass, it’s naturally noncombustible and stays that way for the life of the home. Other types of insulation require fire-retardant additives, which lose their effectiveness over time.
 
Naturally noncombustible, unfaced CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation, unlike some other types of insulation, requires no chemical additives to provide the fire protection. Sustainable Insulation is also more economical, more flexible and lighter weight.
 
  • It is classified as noncombustible under CAN4-S114-2005 testing;
  • Meets Class A Standards under Smolder Resistance: - ULC-S129-1995 - testing; and,
  • Is accepted as a fire block in wood frame walls under international and many local building codes.
Unfaced insulation often requires a separate vapour retarder. CertainTeed unfaced Sustainable Insulation paired with MemBrain Continuous Air Barrier and Smart Vapour Retarder is the ideal solution.
 
Non-combustibility is key to fire safety but it is also important to prevent the spread of fire between rooms and units. Insulation in walls between rooms, in basement walls and ceilings will increase fire safety and help create quieter, more peaceful spaces. Find out more about fire resistance.
 
INSULATE WHEN YOU RENOVATE
 
Monday, March 6, 2017