As a homeowner, increasing the energy efficiency of your home is a fantastic way to save money on your energy bill and gain comfort for your family. One way to achieve this is to insulate the attic and walls of your home with fiberglass or cellulose. Even though there are several residential insulators available in the industry, fiberglass and cellulose are the most popular and commonly used.
Fiberglass is made from molten glass and usually contains 20% to 30% of recycled industrial waste. Over 90% of new homes, condominiums and apartments built in the United States are insulated with fiberglass. It is manufactured in batts precut to fit between the joist and studs, blankets are available that come in a continuous roll, or loose fill to be blown in with a machine. Some fiberglass is paper-faced with a thin layer of asphalt, foil-faced or comes un-faced. The paper-faced batts are vapor retarders and the foil-faced batts are vapor barriers, the fiberglass must be installed so the paper or foil facing, points towards the outside environment. The fiberglass is non-flammable except for the asphalt paper facing if present. You must cut the fiberglass batt to allow for electrical, plumbing or other obstacles which will allow air an open pass way to cross through the wall cavity. Gaps between the fiberglass batts can create increased condensation and air infiltration, which is why proper installation is crucial to obtain effective energy efficiency. Compressing the material will decrease its R-Value effectiveness and can be very challenging to hang between the joist under sub-floors. Adding a layer of Cellulose loose fill insulation over the fiberglass will definitely decrease the air infiltration and condensation. Fiberglass batt insulation is the most commonly used insulator in the industry but there are other materials that contain better advantages for decreased condensation, air infiltration and recycling for sustainability not available in fiberglass batts.
Loose fill insulation can be blown in hard to reach areas, attics, wall cavities and underneath sub floors. It can be blown in place using water-based adhesives and is excellent to fill in the areas fiberglass batts do not cover. Cellulose is a loose fill recycled insulation material that is inexpensive and contains fire, mold, rodent and insect retardants.
Simply put, if you are looking to increase the comfort of your home, save money on energy bills, use a green product that is environmentally friendly, carries a Class 1/A Fire Safety Rating, decrease noise pollutants and includes mold, rodent and insect retardants, Cellulose Insulation is the best material in the business.
Whether you are looking to insulate your attic, walls, basement, subfloor or your whole house, cellulose is the way to go. You will truly get what you paid for.
The sales staff at Texas Home Contractor will perform a thorough investigation of your home, FREE of charge and tell you where and how much insulation is required to fit your needs.
So if you want to insulate your Texas home using cellulose insulation, call us at 888-804-7775 and we will send out an expert in the field to help you.
Texas Home Contractor cellulose insulation installation is fast, simple and easy. It usually is completed in one to two days. Here is how it works;
At Texas Home Contractor, we can tighten up your Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio area home or office to ensure proper air flow and containment. Whether you want to insulate your attic or walls with fiberglass, cellulose or radiant barrier, we are here to help. If you’re in Texas and need commercial or residential insulation services, call us today at 888-804-7775 for a free energy efficiency evaluation.
Cellulose loose fill insulation must be blown in with an insulation blowing machine which is designed for both closed-cavity (walls and vaulted ceilings) and open-blow (attics, basements and sub-floors) applications. Our installation teams are trained to create the right combination between the netting and the amount of compression between the wall studs and framing joist to create a tight seal around all electrical, plumbing and mechanical fixtures inside the cavity.
The three types of loose fill blown-in fiberglass and cellulose insulation are Dry Pack Cellulose (DPC) Spray Applied Cellulose (SAC) and Fiberglass Blown-in Blanket (BIB). DPC and BIB require a netting to contain the material and eliminate settling in every cavity in the walls and ceilings. SAC is mixed together with a latex based adhesive and misted with water to activate the glue and then blown into the cavities of the framing members.
Blown-in insulation is fast and simple to install, relatively inexpensive and works tremendously to decrease your energy bills. Most utility companies and the Federal Government will provide you with tax credits and rebates for installing energy efficient cellulose insulation.
R-Value is a term in the building and construction industry that measures thermal resistance. It is the ratio of the difference in temperature thru an insulator and the heat flux (Heat Transfer per unit area).
R-Value relates to the thermal resistance of the unit, gives it a unit value for the particular material and is expressed as the thickness of any given material which is divided by the thermal conductivity. To determine the thermal resistance of an area of material you can divide the unit thermal resistance by the area of the material. Let’s just say; you know the unit thermal resistance of a material and want to calculate the thermal resistance of the entire wall. Just multiply the width by the height by the depth of the wall to get the cubic footage and then divide it by the unit thermal resistance to compute the thermal resistance of the wall. R-Value is the reciprocal of U-Value.
Texas Home Contractor is a certified dealer for Green Fiber Insulation who is the manufacturer for Cellulose Insulation!
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Using GreenFiber Insulation is a great way for homeowners to insulate more efficiently. GreenFiber has a strong selection of products and accessories for your home’s needs.
The bottom line for homeowners is that it is possible to achieve greater comfort and lower energy bills* at the same time, through tighter construction and better insulation. Whether it’s our loose-fill cellulose used for insulating attics, or our stabilized insulation for protecting your entire home, GreenFiber Insulation gives you a durable, safe, cost-effective solution to your insulation needs.
*Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-Values. Higher R-Values mean greater insulating power.
The sidewall nozzle is easy to use with a simple one-piece attachment! For more information contact our customer service department at 1-800-228-0024.
1″ Sidewall Insulation Plugs, 25 per pack, used for sidewall insulation retrofit applications.
The right blower machine enables you to install GreenFiber Insulation with maximum ease and effectiveness. Whether you are looking for a smaller unit for ease of movement, or a larger unit for speed of application, GreenFiber can recommend the right blower machine for your needs. And we can help you find the parts you need to keep your machine running smoothly. Click here for Blower Machine information or call 1-800-228-0024.
The GreenFiber Insulation square-footage coverage chart shows customers exactly how much GreenFiber Insulation they need to buy.
Protect Your Home—Effectively GreenFiber Insulation forms a monolithic blanket of protection—blocking air infiltration and convection currents that are both primary causes of energy loss.
Insulate Against the Seasons The R-value of GreenFiber Insulation, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through a greater temperature and application range than that of loose-fill fiberglass, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during the summer.
Make Your Home Safe GreenFiber Insulation can increase a wall’s fire resistance by 22-57%. Cellulose insulation is non-toxic, and GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of your house.
Insulate Your House and Preserve Your Planet GreenFiber Insulation resists moisture, reduces noise, and preserves natural resources.
Bring the Smarter Insulation to Your House Install GreenFiber loose-fill attic insulation yourself, or have stabilized insulation installed by a Texas Home Contractor professional.
US GreenFiber (USGF) does not provide architectural, inspection, engineering or building science services and disclaims any responsibility with respect thereto. USGF does not guarantee, warrant or
attempt to determine whether a building structure, design or the use of material therein complies with any applicable codes, standards, guidelines or standards of workmanship. Adding insulation to any
part of a home’s envelope will cause changes in air, heat and moisture flow. The user must understand how the use of insulation will change the performance of a dwelling prior to installation. The user
maintains the full and complete responsibility to comply with all codes, laws and regulations applicable to the safe and proper use, handling and installation of the product and should consult with an
architect, engineer, building scientist, and/or a rater/energy specialist for all construction, design and performance related questions. The information contained herein is believed to be accurate as of the
time of preparation. However, USGF makes no warranty concerning the accuracy of this information. USGF will not be liable for claims relating to the use of information contained herein, regardless of
whether it is claimed that the information or recommendations are inaccurate, incomplete or incorrect.
These common items may be found around your house or can be purchased at your retailer.
Transporting GreenFiber Insulation typically requires only a pickup truck.
The items listed below may be found around your house or can be purchased at your retailer.
Transporting GreenFiber Insulation typically requires only a pickup truck.
Before you leave the store, test the machine for operation and make sure you have 100 feet – two (2) 50 foot sections – of blowing hose, this is required to meet desired R-value.
Be sure to place the blowing machine on a level surface and plug it in to a 20-amp, 110-volt household outlet.
Keep GreenFiber Insulation away from heat surfaces and recessed light fixtures.
GreenFiber Insulation installs easily over any existing insulation, filling gaps and voids.
To achieve the desired R-value it is important to install the correct thickness of GreenFiber Insulation.
Be sure to keep GreenFiber Insulation from filling soffits. Use a soffit vent baffle as shown below.
Do not fill soffits with insulation. Use soffit vent baffles to allow the soffit to stay open above the insulation for proper air flow. Insulate the inside of the access hole cover with batt or foam board insulation to complete the job.
To help avoid fire: Keep insulation at least three inches away from the sides of recessed light fixtures. Do not place insulation over such fixtures so as to trap heat unless they are type IC rated for contact with insulation. Also keep insulation away from exhaust flues of furnaces, water heaters, space heaters or other heat-producing devices. To be sure that insulation is kept away from light fixtures and flues, use a barrier to permanently maintain clearance around these areas. Check with local building or fire officials for guidance on installation and barrier requirements. (US Federal Regulation 16 CFR Part 1404.4).
Many homes built prior to 1970 have no insulation in the wall cavities. GreenFiber recommends installing GreenFiber Blow-in Natural Fiber Insulation in sidewall cavities, the second major area of energy loss in most homes. The technique most commonly used is the two-hole, double blow method.
|Blowing Machine Trouble-Shooting Guide Please remember to turn OFF and UNPLUG the machine before attempting to resolve any problems.|
|The machine will not run|
|There is a loose wire in the power cord||Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine|
|Power cord is not properly plugged in||Remove plug, check ends and plug back in|
|Main power switch on machine is off||Check switch and turn on|
|Circuit breaker will not stay on||Check for adequate power (20 amps) and overloading. Use minimum, shortest-length, 12-gauge extension cord|
|Machine runs with no insulation going through hose|
|Slide gate is closed (Applicable to 118 Machine only)||Open slide gate to ¾|
|Clogged, kinked or pinched hose is stopping material flow||Check hose for clog, kinks or pinched hose|
|Material blockage between blower and agitator arms||Turn off and unplug machine. Check for foreign objects and remove|
|Hose plugged||Clear flow passage by agitating hose at clog or reversing hose – leave blower on continuously to prevent reoccurrence|
|Low air flow|
|Improper air flow setting||Adjust material slide gate or air valve|
|Seals in airlock are leaking, making noise or blowing insulation up out of the hopper||Return to store for repair and obtain a different machine seal needs to be replaced prior to further use|
|Machine is jammed|
|Foreign material is in hopper air lock||Turn off and unplug machine. Hand-release the pulley to loosen. Carefully turn the machine over and remove the foreign material.|
|Blower runs but agitator arms do not|
|The agitator motor thermal protector has overheated||Allow the machine to cool and reset the motor|
|There is an obstruction in the agitator hopper or in the airlock||Turn off and unplug machine then carefully remove any obstructions from inside the hopper|
|The blower runs slowly and drive motor will not start|
|Low voltage to the machine||Use a 20-amp, 110-volt household outlet and at least a 12-gauge extension cord, no more than 50 ft|
|Grinding or unusual noise|
|Worn bearings||Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine|
|Sparks from blower|
|Worn brushes||Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine|
|Using Blower in rain or near water||Operate machine in a dry area ONLY|
|Electrical shorting, loose wire or frayed cord||Call GreenFiber for repair and do not attempt to use the machine|
|Non-grounded outlet||Use grounded outlet ONLY|
Protect Your Home—Effectively
GreenFiber Insulation forms a monolithic blanket of protection—blocking air infiltration and convection currents that are both primary causes of energy loss.
Imagine heating your home in the winter or cooling your home in the summer…and then leaving the front door open. If you add up all the possible air leaks in a typical home—cracks at the joints in the frame; small spaces around windows and doors; areas around pipes, ducts, vents and electrical outlets—it can have the same effect as an open door or window. When batt insulation is cut or forced to fit around irregular shapes, gaps can result that enable air to pass right through. That’s called air infiltration or air leakage, and it can account for as much as a third of heat loss in a home.
GreenFiber Insulation, however, is blown or sprayed into place, preventing gaps and stopping air leaks better because of the way it’s applied. And GreenFiber Insulation is two to three times denser than comparable fiberglass batts. That means heated air can’t transfer through dense GreenFiber Insulation as easily as it does through typically installed fiberglass.
Installing insulation properly is the first step in making sure your home is more comfortable and energy efficient.
One important component of any home is the pressure barrier. The pressure barrier is defined as a continuous plane that separates the conditioned area of the building from the unconditioned area. Drywall is the most common pressure barrier in construction today.
Insulation should always be in direct contact with the pressure barrier of the building. This standard of effective thermal installation means that the insulation has no gaps, no voids, no compression, no misalignment and no wind intrusion.
Insulate Against the Seasons
The R-value of GreenFiber GreenFiber Insulation, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through a greater temperature and application range, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during the summer.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission developed an insulation rating mechanism to help end the false and misleading claims about insulation that once abounded. Called R-value, this rating is based on a laboratory measurement, the R-factor, which reflects a material’s ability to stop or slow heat transfer. When you’re shopping for insulation or talking to your builder, understanding R-value can help you make intelligent choices about insulation. But, in the real world environment of your side walls and attic, there are variables that change how that insulation will perform.
For one thing, R-value changes with extreme temperatures. So attic insulation rated R-38 will perform at a different R-value at 20°F below zero. Why is this an important distinction? The effective R-values of both GreenFiber Insulation and fiberglass may change under very cold temperatures.
While loose-fill fiberglass can lose as much as half its R-value at 20°F below zero, GreenFiber Insulation continues to perform at a more consistent R-value.
So R-value is a useful measurement of thermal resistance, but it’s important to remember that R-value is just one piece of the equation. If a house isn’t properly sealed and there are gaps in the insulation, a high R-value isn’t going to keep that home comfortable. Heat seeks cold spots in much the same way that water runs down a drain, or rain finds its way to a hole in the roof. It doesn’t matter if the rest of the roof is performing to specification if water finds the one hole. Because it forms a seamless protective blanket, GreenFiber Insulation effectively fills those gaps.
Make Your Home Safe
GreenFiber Insulation can increase a wall’s fire resistance by 22-57%. Cellulose insulation is non-toxic, and GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of your house.
GreenFiber Insulation has been proven to increase a wall’s fire resistance 22-57% and exceeds the tough fire safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In laboratory fire resistance tests of wall assemblies and full-scale building demonstrations, structures with GreenFiber Insulation out performed fiberglass and uninsulated structures by 22-57%. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Underwriters Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy have all documented the permanency of fire retardants in cellulose insulation.
The boric acid flame retardant used in GreenFiber Insulation is infused in the natural fibers of the cellulose. During a fire, the retardant melts and holds the heat until the cellulose fibers char. The cellulose then becomes a layer of carbon protection, because the charred fibers won’t burn. The density of GreenFiber Insulation prevents the passage of flames and hot gasses, so fire does not spread as readily into GreenFiber -installed walls or ceilings, and GreenFiber Insulation restricts the amount of oxygen available to support combustion.
GreenFiber Insulation has a Class 1/A rating (FSC 25) for flame spread, and a smoke development rating of less than 50 when tested in accordance with ASTM E84. Because of the fire retardant application, GreenFiber Insulation has been proven more effective in actual fire situations in maintaining the structural members of a home.
GreenFiber Insulation lasts.
GreenFiber Insulation has been tested by Underwriter’s Laboratory according to ASTM standard C739 to be non-corrosive to steel, copper and aluminum, as well as resistant to fungi. GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of the structure. If installed according to manufacturer’s instructions, the insulation will be free from defects and will not deteriorate under normal and proper use.
The GreenFiber Commitment.
We firmly believe that no other insulation manufacturer can match our commitment to our product. We guarantee that GreenFiber Insulation, properly installed, will retain its thermal resistance, fire retardant and non-corrosive characteristics; provide sound control; and continue to meet current national building code standards for the life of the structure.
Insulate Your House and Preserve Your Planet
GreenFiber Insulation resists moisture, reduces noise, and preserves natural resources.
Protect your home from moisture buildup
GreenFiber Insulation fibers have a natural ability to handle moisture. Moisture vapor in the air is absorbed and released depending upon the relative humidity of the surrounding air.
Protect your home’s peace and quiet
GreenFiber Insulation has a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.90 (90% of sound energy absorbed). It is so effective at keeping outside noises out, that it is used as an enhanced sound control material for homes located in airport flight paths!
Protect your home planet
GreenFiber Insulation is a non-toxic natural product made from 85% recycled paper fiber, reducing landfill waste. Each 40 sq. ft. bag contains the equivalent of about 46 Sunday newspapers. It is processed by electrically-driven mills that consume relatively little energy when operating, and which can be shut down completely at the end of the production day. This lowers energy consumption, allowing GreenFiber to manufacture to meet customer demand.
Bring the Smarter Insulation to Your House
Install GreenFiber® loose-fill attic insulation yourself, or have stabilized insulation installed by a GreenFiber Insulation professional.
GreenFiber Insulation may be used in walls and attics of residential or commercial structures. It may be used in cathedral or flat ceilings, crawl spaces, basements and as insulation under floors. GreenFiber Insulation may be blown in horizontal applications such as attics and crawl spaces, and professionally sprayed into wall cavities and attics in new construction.
Energy Tax Credit
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 permits homeowners a 10% federal tax credit of up to $500 of material cost for the addition of GreenFiber Insulation to their home. GreenFiber Insulation is an approved product for energy efficient upgrades; see the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement below. This tax credit applies to qualified energy efficient products purchased and installed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. This credit is applicable for the 2011 tax year. Lifetime Limitation: The lifetime limitation on the tax credit reverts to $500 total for the years in which the tax credit has been available (2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010). If a taxpayer claimed a residential energy tax credit of at least $500 prior to 2011, they would not be eligible to make a tax credit claim in 2011.
The Act states that insulation products must meet the R-value criteria established by the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The IECC does not qualify products; rather it sets standards for insulation performance in relation to climate zones. Climate zones are geographical areas of the country based on historic climate conditions; colder zones generally require more insulation. These climate zones and respective insulation levels can be found within the Department of Energy’s website.
The EPA estimates homeowners can typically save up to 20% of heating and cooling costs by adding insulation and air sealing their home; this allows you to realize savings on a month to month basis. Savings vary. Find out why in seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-value means greater insulating power. For complete information on other qualified home improvements and how to save on heating and cooling costs, visit www.energystar.gov. ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.
Submitting Your Taxes Residential Energy credits can be claimed on IRS Form 5695.
Offer Your Customers the GreenFiber Insulation Advantages
With effective thermal protection, ease of installation, and added safety, GreenFiber Insulation offers customers the advantages they seek. The bottom line for homeowners is that it is possible to achieve greater comfort and lower energy bills* at the same time with better insulation. GreenFiber loose-fill insulation gives your customers a safe, cost-effective, and easily installed attic insulation choice. * Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. A Seamless Blanket GreenFiber Insulation forms a seamless blanket of protection—blocking air infiltration and convection currents that are both primary causes of energy loss. High R-Value GreenFiber Insulation’s R-value, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through a greater temperature and application range than that of loose-fill fiberglass, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during the summer. Safety and Durability GreenFiber Insulation can increase a wall’s fire resistance by 22-57%. GreenFiber Insulation is non-toxic, and GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of the house. Preserving Home and Planet The fire retardants in GreenFiber Insulation allows the product to pass the stringent ASTM C-739 fungal resistance test. GreenFiber also reduces noise and is made from 85% recycled material. Easy Installation Two people can install GreenFiber Insulation in an average size attic in less than a day.
Market Your Store When You Market GreenFiber Insulation
GreenFiber Insulation is competitively priced and supported by a comprehensive marketing program. Our Dealer Co-Op Advertising Program helps you include GreenFiber Insulation in your store’s advertising.
You can use the GreenFiber Insulation ads and radio copy as provided, adding your own dealer identification, or you may use GreenFiber Insulation art, copy and logos to create your own print and radio advertising. The program can be used for specific product advertising or as part of an overall advertising program within your regular storewide advertising.
GreenFiber will refund a portion of your net cost of approved GreenFiber Insulation product advertising based on your current year’s purchases.
GreenFiber Insulation Delivers
GreenFiber Insulation’s Rental Kit gives you the expertise to answer your customers’ questions, putting all the information you need at your fingertips. As a GreenFiber Insulation Retailer, you will have all the forms and instructions you need to enable your customers to rent GreenFiber blowers for attic insulation. Our rental kit includes rental agreement forms, a trouble-shooting guide, rental instructions, and GreenFiber Lifetime Limited Warranties. Our easy to follow instruction tear-sheets make using the blower, and installing our product, a simple four-step process. Included in your rental kit are the following materials:
|Model||Equipment||Machine Weight Lbs.||Volume (LBS. Per Hr.) Cellulose|
|K425-A *||Corded Remote, 8 Amp 2 Stage Blower, 6″ Wheelkit, 100′ of 2.5″ Hose, Rated Airlock Pressure PSI 2.3, Single Input 120V||196||1100|
|K425-B *||Corded Remote, 12.5 Amp 3 Stage Blower, 6″ Wheelkit, 100′ of 2.5″ Hose, Rated Airlock Pressure PSI 3.3, Dual Input 120V||196||1200|
|K500-C||Corded Remote, Two 12.5 Amp 3 stage Blowers, Shredder, Standard Wheel Kit, 150′ Of 3″ Hose, Rated Airlock Pressure PSI 4, Dual Input 120V 1 -20 amp and 1 -30 amp||505||1700|
|K500-H||Same as K500C except Single Input 240V||505||1700|
|K1300-C||Corded Remote, Two 12.5 Amp 3 stage Blowers, Shredder, Standard Wheel Kit, 150′ Of 3″ Hose, Rated Airlock Pressure PSI 4, Dual Input 120V 1 -20 amp and 1 -30 amp||803||2400|
|K1300-D||Same as K1300-C except Single Input 240V||803||2400|
|K2300-B||Corded Remote, Two 12.5 Amp 3 stage Blowers, Shredder, Standard Wheel Kit, 150′ Of 3″ Hose, Rated Airlock Pressure PSI 4,Dual Input 120V 1 -20 amp and 1 -30 amp||800||3000|
|K2300-E||Same as K2300-B except Single Input 240V||800||3000|
|FORCE 1||Corded Remote, 8 Amp 2 Stage Blower, 6″ Wheelkit, 100′ of 2.5″ Hose, Airlock Pressure 3 PSI avg , Single Input 120V||177||540|
|WASP||Corded Remote, 14.7 Amp 2 Stage Blower, Wheels, 100′ of 3″ Hose, Airlock Pressure 3.6 PSI avg, Dual Input 120V||280||1800|
|FORCE 2||Corded Remote, 11.5 Amp 2 Stage Blower, Wheels,100′ of 3″ Hose, Airlock Pressure 3.6 PSI avg, Dual Input 120V||283||2012|
|FORCE 3||Corded Remote, Two 2 stage Blowers, 6″ Wheels, 100′ of 3″ Hose, Dual Input 120V 2 -20 amp||325||2520|
Among many companies’ claims to be green, you can be certain that GreenFiber is committed to the environment.
As proven by independent test results, GreenFiber insulation is extremely effective in controlling sound transmission, with our cellulose fibers proving equal, or in most cases, superior to fiberglass for both Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outdoor Indoor Transmission Class (OITC) ratings.
Our insulation meets all test requirements of ASTM C739 (US), CAN/ULC S703 in Canada, and all FHA, VA, HUD and building code requirements including – – Corrosiveness, Critical Radiant Flux, Design Density, Flame Spread Permanency, Fungi Resistance, Moisture Vapor Sorption, Odor Emission, Separation of Chemicals, Smoldering Combustion, Surface Burning Characteristics, Thermal Resistance
The density of GreenFiber Natural Fiber Insulation provides more consistent R-value even under extreme conditions.
GreenFiber has a comprehensive testing program to ensure that GreenFiber products meet the highest quality and safety standards in the industry. Our testing criteria adheres to the regulations for cellulose insulation found in the amended Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard, 16 CFR Part 1209, and the Federal Trade Commission Standard, 16 CFR Part 460
For an overview of our benefits please view our “Benefits Brochure” in the above applet or download it here.
To earn certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system, projects must not only satisfy all LEED system prerequisites, but also earn a minimum number of credits. GreenFiber meets four significant criteria used in the USGBC’s LEED certification ratings system: • Improve building durability • Conserve energy and electricity • Reduce demand for raw material • Improve indoor environmental quality When applied properly, GreenFiber’s natural fiber insulation products will contribute materially toward earning points in a LEED certification for LEED Green Building Design and Construction Rating System (BD + C) and LEED for Homes Rating System. LEED for Homes Rating System Click here for GreenFiber insulation contribution points LEED BD + C Rating System Click here for GreenFiber insulation contribution points Click here for a detailed report about GreenFiber Insulation Products and LEED projects, and a case study of GreenFiber Insulation in a LEED Gold Certified Building. Report and case study by Green-Buildings.com™.
For more information on U.S. Green Building Council, please visit their website www.usgbc.org
Approved GreenFiber UL #s
CCAZ.R15890 Fiber, Sprayed
U S GREENFIBER L L C R15890
GreenFiber stabilized cellulose insulation for use in Design Nos.
L521, P522, U023, U032, U036, U040, U305, U307, U309, U311, U317, U321, U326, U330, U331, U333, U338, U339, U340, U341, U342, U344, U354, U355, U356, U403, U411, U412, U420, U425, U426, U428, U429, U434, U435, U436, U438, U440, U456, U460, U462, U463, U465, U466, U467, U469, U470, U471, U477, U478, U495, U498, U499, U526, U528, U603, U611, U614, U618, U622, U646, U647, U648, U649, U651, V401, V410, V414, V415, V416, V421.
See the UL Online Certifications Directory for the Fire Resistive Assemblies and Systems at www.ul.com and search the specific design number cited above.
Today, there is a growing public concern for reducing damage to our environment and dependence on fossil fuels. GreenFiber responds to this concern by offering insulation products endowed with multiple environmental benefits produced in a virtually waste-free manufacturing process. GreenFiber manufactures GreenFiber Insulation for use in attics, floors, and walls of residential new construction and re-insulation applications. GreenFiber provides outstanding thermal performance, fire-resistance and sound control. GreenFiber’s Insulation products provide a barrier against air infiltration by filling gaps and voids. Consisting of 85% recycled content (SCS certified), GreenFiber Insulation is specially treated for flame resistance.
GreenFiber Blow in Natural Fiber Insulation
541 Low Dust
Designed for loose-fill attic applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 19.05 lb package
GreenFiber Premium All Borate Retrofit Wall Insulation
770 Low Dust
Premium blend insulation designed for dry dense pack retrofit walls or loose-fill attic applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 25 lb package
GreenFiber Stabilized Attic Insulation
Designed for spray applied attic applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber All Borate Stabilized Attic Insulation
Specially designed and formulated all borate material for use in spray applied attic applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber Loose Fill Attic and Wall Insulation
515 Low Dust
Designed for new construction or retrofit loose-fill attic and wall applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber All Borate Stabilized Wall Spray Insulation
Designed for spray applied wall applications. Can also be used in attic, floor and any dry-dense pack applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber All Borate Loose Fill Attic and Wall Insulation
765 Low Dust
Designed for new construction or retrofit loose-fill attic and wall applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber Stabilized Attic Insulation SOLD IN CANADA
Designed for new construction or retrofit spray applied attic applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber Loose Fill Attic Insulation SOLD IN CANADA
552 Low Dust – CAN
Designed for loose-fill attic or new construction dry dense pack applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 30 lb package
GreenFiber Blow in Natural Fibre Insulation SOLD IN CANADA
550 Low Dust – CAN
Designed for loose-fill attic applications. Made of 85% recycled paper fibers treated for fire resistance. 22.55 lb package
|SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) SCS provides material content certification assessment services to manufacturers offering products made from recycled or biodegradable materials. Green Fiber is proud to have earned this important certification for its insulation products. Green Fiber insulation contains a mix of pre- and post consumer recycled materials, which are defined by ISO as follows: Pre-Consumer Material Pre-consumer material is often defined as material that has been diverted from the waste stream during a manufacturing process. Materials generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process (such as rework, regrind or scrap) are excluded. Post-Consumer Material Post-consumer material is generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of a product that can no longer be used for its intended purpose. www.scscertified.com/products|
|Energy Star ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. www.energystar.gov|
|Underwriters Laboratories (UL) UL Verification Services provides customized performance and verification testing of products based on defined parameters and specifications. These tests provide our customers with confidence in the quality and reliability of our products. www.ul.com|
|ESR ReportGenerated by the International Code Council -Evaluation Services Division (ICC-ES). Proof of testing and quality program, verify GreenFiber’s test results in applications listed on report.ICC sets the building code standards for the United States, GreenFiber’s products can be used in any code jurisdiction in the US. GreenFiber’s ESR-1996 Report|
|Intertek Once a quarter inspection for certified plants, physical and quality requirement inspection. Supplies “Warnock-Hersey” (WH) label for northern-tier plants (required by MN and Canada).|
|Made in the USA All GreenFiber products are made in the United States of America. GreenFiber is the largest manufacturer of natural fiber insulation in the USA. Please visit our manufacturing facilities page to view our manufacturing locations.|
Established in 2000 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., GreenFiber is the largest manufacturer of natural fiber insulation, fire and sound products. With 8 manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, GreenFiber products are sold to building supply retailers, manufactured housing builders and insulation contractors in the U.S. and Canada. GreenFiber products are also sold through a national sales force to residential and commercial contractors as well as to the do-it-yourself and contractor customer. To view our manufacturing locations please click the link “Locations” to your right under “Browse Resources.”
GreenFiber has the capacity to turn what has previously been an environmentally-friendly “specialty” product into a major competitor in the building products industry. GreenFiber’s natural fiber insulation offers environmental benefits on two levels: made from 85 percent recycled paper fiber, GreenFiber diverts millions of tons of paper from landfills; and, GreenFiber helps reduce energy consumption to heat and cool homes and light commercial buildings.
As a natural fiber blow-in insulation made with no harmful chemicals, GreenFiber provides a safe option for builders and DIYers. As a Class 1 or Class A fire rated building insulation material, GreenFiber offers peace of mind.
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