Recycled Denim Insulation Combats Noise and Energy Costs
- Oct 18, 2011
Webberville, Mich.—Choosing the right insulation for a new project or renovation is never an easy decision. Creating a thermal and acoustic barrier is extremely important for your bottom line and renter satisfaction. If your project is aiming to be a pillar of sustainability, then the choice gets even harder. Luckily, Mr. Insulate Cotton Armor from Applegate Insulation is a winner on all fronts.
Made from an 85 percent mix of denim and cotton fibers, Cotton Armor is an environmentally safe way to combine thermal resistance and acoustic performance in one product. Cotton Armor works so well that a blanket insulated wall can actually achieve the sound-blocking equivalent of 12 inches of cement. On top of that, Cotton Armor is affordable, energy efficient, easy to install and as safe to handle as a favorite pair of jeans.
Cotton Armor can achieve up to a 3.9 R-value per inch (the same value as with foam insulation), meaning there is no performance loss with the greener material. The product meets or exceeds 11 LEEDs credits and contains no VOCs. Cotton Armor also meets safety requirements with a two-stage process that injects dry and liquid fire retardants that also strengthen the fibers. achieve the sound-blocking equivalent of 12 inches of cement. On top of that it is safe, affordable, energy efficient, easy to install and as safe to handle as a favorite pair of jeans.