Cotton Blanket (Denim Batts) Insulation - Birmingham
"Cotton insulation is increasing in popularity as an environmentally preferable option for insulation. It has an R-value of around 3.7 (RSI-0.65), a higher value than most fiberglass batts. The cotton is primarily recycled industrial scrap, providing a sustainability benefit.
The batts do not use the toxic formaldehyde backing found in fiberglass, and the manufacture is nowhere near as energy intensive as the mining and production process required for fiberglass. Boric acid is used as a flame retardant. A small quantity of polyolefin is melted as an adhesive to bind the product together (and is preferable to formaldehyde adhesives).
Installation is similar to fiberglass, without the need for a respirator but requiring some additional time to cut the material. As with any batt insulation, proper installation is important to ensure high energy efficiency. "
- Higher R-Value than typical fiberglass batts.
- Recycled content, no formaldehyde or other toxic substances, and very low toxicity during manufacture.
(only from the polyolefin)
- May help qualify for LEED or similar environmental building certification programs.
- Fibers do not cause itchiness, no cancer risk from airborne fibers.
Applegate Cotton Batts are designed to simply tear by hand for speedy tool-free installation and the fibers are positioned for easy cutting with a utility knife along it's length; unlike other batts.
Our competitors batts even require specialized equipment or building construction to make full use of them; one competing batt comes with a recommendation for a $600 saw or a $35 knife which requires continual sharpening for cutting their insulation which can erode your margins, and others are mis-sized for standard wood framing or oversized to compensate for a lack of rebound resulting in gaps when the insulation is crammed into the cavity.
With Applegate Cotton Batts, specialized cutting equipment along with time spent on their maintenance, as well as health and sizing concerns are nearly eliminated. You can size our with your hands or a box knife and they give you an exceptionally green way to differentiate yourself from the competition, without adding to your costs!
Applegate's brand new cotton insulation is made in the most technologically advanced production line in Georgia, close to the cotton fields thus reducing their production costs even further.
Applegate Cotton Batts gives you the best of both worlds, 21st century technological sophistication coupled with ancient natural insulating cotton!
Our Batts are the most technological natural cotton batt produced – so if you use batt insulation compare Applegate Cotton Batts against your current batt and see and feel the difference. More Cotton Batt Advantages
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