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Owens Corning - Innovation for Living

Owens Corning is the inventor of energy-efficient EcoTouch® PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Insulation. Use EcoTouch® PINK™ insulation in exterior walls, basements and attics and save up to 28% on your energy bills.*

*Up to 28% heating and cooling savings based on Hot 2000, Version 8.7 run for a 2-storey 1972 type base house with 1149 square feet per floor for an increase from R-8 to R-40 in the attic plus an increase from zero to R-20 in the basement walls in Canadian climates.

HOW DOES PINK™ FIBERGLAS® INSULATION WORK?

Between tangled strands of insulation, millions of tiny air pockets are formed. These trapped air pockets resist the passage of heat flow, reducing heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. In general, the thicker the insulation, the more air pockets and the higher the R-value.

What is an R-value?
The R-value measures resistance to heat flow and is determined by the thickness and density of the insulation. The higher the
R-value, the greater the product's insulating power and the more opportunity you have to save energy and money on your heating and cooling bills.

EcoTouch® BENEFITS

EcoTouch Insulation

The EcoTouch® line of products makes it easy to insulate your home, reduce greenhouse gases* and improve indoor air quality**.

  • Contains 73% recycled content
  • SCS 3rd party-certified
  • Guaranteed thermal performance for the life of your home
  • GREENGUARDSM Indoor Air Quality Certified and is verified to be formaldehyde free
  • Made from 99% natural materials
  • Insulation is soft to the touch and easy to install
  • SpaceSaver® jumbo packaging fits more insulation in every bag, which means fewer bags to transport, less pollution and reduced waste

*Insulating your attic to R-50 reduces greenhouse gases by 1/2 ton^ per year!
^ Based on an average attic size of 1700 SF with existing R19 insulation, averaged over 7 cities in Canada
** GREENGUARDSM Indoor Air Quality Certified

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND NOISE CONTROL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR HOME

Basement Walls Interior walls and floors Sill plate Small gaps Cathedral Ceilings Attics Attics Attics Exterior walls Exterior Wall Sheathing Basement Floors

INSULATE YOUR ATTIC WITH AttiCat® EXPANDING BLOWN-IN INSULATION SYSTEM AND SAVE!

Most roofs don't leak water, they leak money. Insulating your attic can help you save money on your heating and cooling costs. In addition, the safe and reliable Do-It-Yourself AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In Insulation System gives you the power and efficiency to insulate your attic over the course of one afternoon! Available at select The Home Depot Tool Rental Centres.

How It Works

  1. The blowing machine conditions the AttiCat® Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS® insulation by breaking it up and fluffing it. This process adds tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power.
  2. The insulation is conditioned further throughout the length of the hose and as it bounces its way up to your attic, more and more air pockets are added, increasing its insulating power.
  3. Since PINK FIBERGLAS® insulation will not settle over time, it will keep its energy-saving R-value.

Is your attic costing you money?
If your attic floor is insulated but the wood beams (joists) are still visible, you probably don't have enough insulation. However, there is still no guarantee that you have enough insulation even if the beams are not visible. The best way to find out if your insulation needs are being met is by measuring (see Calculating Your Needs, below). For maximum energy efficiency, an insulation value of R-50 is recommended for attics (about 18.5" (470 mm) of AttiCat® loose fill insulation).

HOW MANY PACKAGES WILL MY INSULATION PROJECT REQUIRE?

Complete the following steps to determine the amount of insulation required to add the perfect amount of energy efficiency and comfort to your space. You can also use the Owens Corning Attic Insulation Calculator to find out how many packages of insulation you’ll need.

1. Total Area
Determine the area in square feet/metres to be insulated by multiplying the length by the width in feet or metres.
LENGTH _____ x WIDTH _____ = _____ FT2/M2

2. Width Of Insulation
Measure the distance between joists to determine the insulation width for the job.
DISTANCE BETWEEN JOISTS = _____ INCHES/MM

3. Choose Your Product
Determine which insulation product (R-value and width) is appropriate for your project (choose product width to match distance between joists).
PRODUCT WIDTH = _____ INCHES/MM

4. Calculate How Many Packages You Need
Divide total area in ft2/m2 to be insulated by the coverage area per package in ft2/m2. Round up to the next whole number to determine the total number of packages required.
TOTAL AREA IN FT2/M2_____ ÷ COVERAGE AREA IN FT2/M2 PER PKG. _____ = TOTAL NUMBER OF PACKAGES _____

Calculating Your Needs is Easy as 1, 2, 3...
Wood Stud Wall Example   Your Home

Attic length

22 ft (6.7 m)

 

Multiply by attic width

40 ft (12.2 m)

x

Total Area

880 ft2 (81.8 m2)

=

Divided by ft2/m2 per pkg.
e.g. Spacesaver® bag:
R-20 15" width

80 ft2 (7.43 m2)

÷
Number of packages required: 11 =

PINK IS GREEN™

Owens Corning: Pink is green Owens Corning Canada is a proud partner with organizations working towards the advancement of energy-efficient building, including EnerQuality™ Corporation and Built Green™. PINK™ energy-saving products have been certified by the GREENGUARDSM Environmental Institute to meet stringent indoor air quality standards.

Save Money

  • Increasing your attic insulation to a minimum of R-50 can cut your heating and cooling costs by up to 28%.*
Save money with Owens Corning Insulation

Save Energy

  • Fibreglass and foam insulation are passive systems that consume no additional resources.
  • A typical pound of insulation saves 12 times as much energy in its first year in place as the energy used to produce it. That means the energy consumed during manufacturing is saved during the first 4–5 weeks of product use. The insulation continues to save that amount of energy every month throughout the life of the home or building in which it is installed.

Help To Save The Planet

  • EcoTouch® PINK™ FIBERGLAS® Insulation produced in Canada has 73% recycled content, SCS 3rd party certified‡‡
Owens Corning Insulation contains 70% recycle content. Made in Canada

* Up to 28% heating and cooling savings based on Hot 2000, Version 8.7 run for a 2-storey 1972 type base house with 1149 square feet per floor for an increase from R-8 to R-40 in the attic plus an increase from zero to R-20 in the basement walls in Canadian climates.
Based on an attic size 100 m²/1000 ft² at RSI 8.8/R-50.
Savings vary depending on the original amount of insulation in your home, climate, house size, air leaks, and personal energy use and living habits.
‡‡ Based on the average recycled glass content in all Owens Corning fibreglass batts, rolls and unbonded loosefill insulation manufactured in Canada.

WARRANTY

Owens Corning does not warrant the installation of its products because Owens Corning has no control over the installation design and workmanship. Owens Corning's sole liability and the remedies available to you, the purchaser, are limited to the general terms and conditions of sale, if applicable, and the terms of the applicable express limited warranty.

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