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Johns Manville Faced Batts

Features

Made Without Formaldehyde

The EPA recommends limiting your exposure to formaldehyde. Choose Certified JM Formaldehyde-free™ insulation to promote a healthier home environment

Design

Lightweight fiber glass home insulation keeps your house quiet, comfortable and energy efficient

Kraft Facing

Kraft facing serves as an integral vapor retarder

Size

Sized to fit standard wall cavities

Vapor Control Compliant

Suitable where vapor control is required

Energy Star® Rated

Energy Star® rated – when installed properly with air sealing, insulation can lower your energy bills by up to 20%

Environmentally Smart

Certified as containing a minimum of 25% recycled content

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Installation

Batts are pre-cut panels of insulation and are available in a variety of lengths, widths and R-values. Batt insulation is made to fit within most regular wall framing, which are usually spaced 12", 16", or 24" on center, and for either 8-ft. or 9-ft. high walls. For ceiling and attic spaces, use batts of R-30 or R-38. In exterior walls R-13 to R-21 is commonly used, while in interior walls where insulation is used for sound control, R-11-13 is used most frequently.

Faced batts are used in exterior walls as well as attics, finished basements, ceilings, floors, knee walls and cathedral ceilings. The facing material usually serves as a vapor retarder and makes handling and attachment easier to install. Factory-applied vapor retarder facings are generally made of kraft paper.

Faced batts are attached to framing members by stapling through the flanges.
 

1.  Open the packages by cutting lengthwise through the side panel. Be careful to avoid cutting the product or facing. The insulation will quickly expand to its full volume when the bag is opened.

2.  Gently push batts into the cavity so that it sits all the way in, especially at the corner and edges. Then, fluff it to its full expansion by pulling it forward to fill the depth of the cavity. The fit should be snug.

3.  With faced batts make sure the vapor retarder is facing the conditioned interior space, unless building codes specify otherwise.

4.  Allow friction to hold the batts in place. Or you can staple the flanges of faced batts to the inside or face of the joists. (Stapling on the inside is preferred by many drywallers because it leaves the edges of the framing members easier to locate. However, your local building codes may require you to overlap the flanges and staple them to the edges of the framing members.)

5. Take care not to stretch the facing too tight as you staple, which can over compress the batt, and avoid gaps and puckers.

6. Secure floor insulation with wire fasteners, sometimes called "lightning rods." Press the fasteners so they bow up gently against the subflooring without compressing it. Space the fasteners at least six inches from each end of the batt and 12" - 24" apart.

7. Cut insulation about an inch wider than the space using a sharp utility knife against a safe backstop, such as an unfinished floor or other smooth, flat surface. Always cut on the unfaced side of the batt.

8. For shorter spaces, cut the insulation to fit properly. Don't double it over or compress it. Compression changes the R-value of the insulation.

9. If it takes more than one batt to fill the height of a wall cavity, make sure the two pieces are butted snugly together.

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Specs


JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...



K1231
R-21 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110148
21
5.5" D x 23" W x 93" L
103.97
24" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 6 wood stud walls


JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1241
R-13 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979109500
13
3.5" D x 15" W x 93" L
106.56
16" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 4 wood stud walls



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1242
R-30 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110407
30
10.25" D x 16" W x 48" L
58.66
attics and ceilings



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1243
R-30 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110315
30
10.25" D x 24" W x 48" L
88
attics and ceilings



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1244
R-38 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110476
38
13" D x 16" W x 48" L
42.66
attics and ceilings



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1245
R-38 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110483
38
13" D x 24" W x 48" L
64
attics and ceilings


JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1250
R-19 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979109968
19
6.5" D x 15" W x 93" L
87.18
16" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 6 wood stud walls


JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1251
R-19 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979109975
19
6.5" D x 23" W x 93" L
133.68
24" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 6 wood stud walls



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1259
R-38C Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110506
38
10.25" D x 23.75" W x 48" L
63.33
attics and ceilings


JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1262
R-15 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979109647
15
3.5" D x 15" W x 93" L
67.81
16" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 4 wood stud walls



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...



K1263
R-21 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110162
21
5.5" D x 15" W x 93" L
67.81
16" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 6 wood stud walls



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1264
R-30C Kraft-Faced Batts
031979110421
30
8.25" D x 15.5" W x 48" L
56.83
attics and ceilings



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1292
R-38 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979133598
38
10.25" D x 16" W x 48" L
48
attics and ceilings



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K1293
R-38 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979133604
38
10.25" D x 24" W x 48" L
72
attics and ceilings



JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K259
R-19 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979109838
19
6.5: D x 24" W x 48" L
144
24" on center steel stud walls


JM Model #
Item Description
UPCA/Barcode
R Value
Dimensions
Sq. Ft. Per Bag
Best For...


K292
R-133 Kraft-Faced Batts
031979109432
13
3.5" D x 23" W x 93" L
163.39
24" on center 8 ft. exterior 2 x 4 wood stud walls


* Prior to installing any product, you should check with your local building codes

 

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