Studies indicate that over 70% of multifamily housing structures are under insulated in the attic. Remedy this for quick return on investment using Commercial Thermal Solutions superior product recommendations.
Department of Energy Recommended R-Values
Many popular hotels and leading apartment developers utilize cellulose insulation in the walls and in the floors and attics for superior sound control. Cellulose Insulation deadens the sound transfer between rooms, keeping hotel guests, apartment renters and condo owners happy. New construction or retrofit applications are well suited to cellulose insulation.
Cellulose Insulation Benefits Multiply
Superior energy savings, sound control, mold inhibition, and pest repellence are the main benefits of borate formula cellulose Insulations, and are the primary reasons Cellulose is the insulation of choice in multi-unit residential and commercial projects. Add to those benefits cellulose insulation's cost-saving 2-hour firewall and you have an unbeatable combination.
The Only 2-hour Fire Wall That Saves Money
When building multi-unit apartments, condos, hotels or commercial buildings, a large portion of the budget can be spent just on insulation alone. But with Cellulose Insulation's 2-hour fire wall, savings on drywall can be better spent. Cellulose Insulation's firewall (UL Design U360) is the only 2-hour fire wall tested by Underwriters Laboratories that needs only 3 layers of 5/8" type X drywall to achieve the 2-hour rating rather than 4 layers which are typically needed. The result is a 25% SAVINGS on drywall labor and materials!
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Test:
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) tested insulation under "real world" conditions in a full-scale attic simulator. The temperature of this simulator can be varied to reflect different temperature conditions, just like the temperatures a house experiences. Their research found that fiberglass products declined as much as 40% in R-Value as the temperature difference between conditioned (inside) air and ambient (outside) air increased.
Bottom line: when the temperature in the attic is 20 degrees, the fiberglass insulation in the attic loses 40% of its R-Value. The researchers at ORNL recommended that attics with fiberglass insulation be covered with as little as 3 inches of cellulose to stop the loss of R-Value in the fiberglass.
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