USA: Attic Insulation Manufacturers
ABOUT ATTIC INSULATION
The most common type of attic insulation is glass fiber. This may be supplied in rolls, or in flat panels known as batts. For ease of handling, and to provide a neater finish, the attic insulation may be supplied with a kraft paper facing. Loose fill fiber glass insulation is also available. This takes the form of small pieces of fiber glass, which can be blown into position. Loose fill insulation is most appropriate for filling in awkwardly shaped and hard to reach spaces, around the corners and edges of the attic. Mineral wool and hemp may also be used as attic insulation.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, materials, and advice on installation.
Johns Manville. Johns Manville, based in Denver, Colorado, is a Berkshire Hathaway company. It is a leading manufacturer of building products, including fiber glass attic insulation. It employs over 8,000 people, and has more than 40 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and China. Its range of fiber glass attic insulation includes fiber glass attic insulation batts and attic insulation rolls, which may be faced with kraft paper or unfaced. Johns Manville also supplies loose fill fiber glass insulation for open attics. This is most suitable for filling non-conforming spaces and hard-to-reach areas around corners and edges.
Owens Corning. Owens Corning, founded in 1938, is a leading manufacturer of fiber glass products including attic insulation. The residential insulation section of the Owens Corning website contains articles on: What is an Insulation System?, What Does an Insulation System Do?, Hiring a Professional Installer, and Tools & Insulation Tips. Its attic insulation products include: Foam Residing Board, Rigid Foam Attic Insulation, Fiber Glass Insulation, Fiber Glass Loosefill Attic Insulation, Attic Stair Insulation, Housewrap, Attic Rafter Vents, and QuietZone Acoustic Batts.
Knauf Insulation. Knauf Insulation, headquartered in Germany, is an international supplier of building materials including attic insulation. Its attic insulation products include: glasswool, rock mineral wool, extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, and polyurethane. The insulation products section of its website is organized into the following main sections: Residential Insulation, Commercial Building Insulation, Air Handling Insulation, Pipe & Equipment Insulation, and Marine Insulation. Other sections of the website cover: Basics of Insulation, Create a Better Environment, Case Studies, and Literature & Files.
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