Thermafiber has announced the launch of UltraBatt, a new residential and light commercial insulation batt. UltraBatt insulation is engineered to provide thermal comfort, fire protection and sound control all in one product. In exterior walls, it conserves energy with an R-15 in 2x4 construction and R-23 in 2x6 walls.
UltraBatt insulation is made with 70 percent pre-consumer recycled content and is fire resistant to temperatures over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Sound control is very desirable in interior walls, floors, ceilings and multi-family construction. The dense UltraBatt is an exceptional sound insulation providing an STC rating of 30 in 2x4 wall assemblies, with a single layer of gypsum board on both sides.
“We are excited about the release of UltraBatt and the ability of Midwest consumers and contractors to find it at Menards,” says Steve Edris, director and general manager of Thermafiber. “Mineral wool is an excellent insulation choice for residential construction. The fire resistance, energy efficiency and sound control provide homeowners with piece of mind and a comfortable living environment.”
For over 79 years, Thermafiber has been a trusted choice for architects and professional contractors. The same mineral wool insulation that insulates and protects some of the tallest buildings in the world is now available for homeowners. Mineral wool batts are easy to install and easy to cut for a tight fit around electrical outlets, wiring, HVAC and plumbing. UltraBatt insulation is available in standard wood stud and steel stud sizes.
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