UltraTouch Recycled Cotton Insulation
UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier Thermal/Acoustic Insulation
- Because UltraTouch is compressed for shipping purposes, give it a shake prior to installing. This will help accelerate the natural rebounding properties of the fibers. Depending upon climate and environmental conditions, full rebound may take several days.
- Install UltraTouch between the studs by simply fitting each batt firmly into place. If building codes require a vapor barrier, it should be applied towards the living area.
- Cut or tear the insulation to fit snugly around obstructions such as plumbing, vent lines, and electrical boxes. Use any left over pieces to fill small openings around windows and doors.
- For exterior walls, most municipalities will require a vapor barrier to be installed. The question of appropriate vapor barrier usage is not determined by Bonded Logic Inc. This issue depends entirely on your local climate and your local building codes. Please contact your local building code office and inquire about the recommendation for your area. If a vapor barrier is required, Bonded Logic Inc recommends the use of a permeable barrier. A permeable barrier will allow your walls to "breathe" while still stopping moisture transfer.
Water Heater Jacket:
UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier is effective when used as a water heater wrap. Simply wrap the water heater with the foil side facing out, cotton side facing the surface of the heater. Create flaps in the product for areas such as thermostat controls and access panels. For electric water heaters, cut a piece of the product to fit the size of the top of your water heater. Next, trim to accommodate any wires, pipes, or valves. Use a foil tape to secure the seam between the main insulating body and top panel. Radiant Flooring:
UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier should be an essential part of your radiant floor heating system when applied to the underside of floor joists. Installing the product in this manner allows for a maximum airspace, increasing the R value performance while maintaining full reflectivity. Using staples or another fastening method, apply the product with the foil side facing the radiant heating system to the bottom of the joists at 4" spacing and be sure to enclose the entire cavity that houses the radiant heating system. Repeat the process for each cavity. Attic Applications:
UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier provides a great solution to block the transfer of heat from your roofing materials to your interior living space. Anybody who has spent time in their attic in the summer can attest to the heat buildup that is possible. When installing the product, be sure to allow for proper ventilation as this is crucial to proper performance. Apply the UltraTouch Radiant Barrier to the underside of the rafters, applying the product in a perpendicular direction to the rafters. Be sure to staple every 3 to 4 inches and use a foil tape to reinforce any seams. Be sure to leave a minimum of a 3" gap on each side of the roof peak as well as a gap at the lower edge of the roof line. Do not block any vents and be sure to leave a 2" gap around them. Hot Water Radiator:
Achieve maximum efficiency out of your hot water radiator by using it in conjunction with the UltraTouch Natural Cotton Radiant Barrier. This application could not be more simple, with a great gain on performance. Why direct the heat generated by your hot water radiator into the wall surface where it will not help heat the living space? Simply cut and affix the appropriate sized piece of product to the wall space directly behind the radiator. Place the cotton pad against the wall with the reflective foil surface facing the radiator. Use any method you choose to attach the insulation, including tape, spray adhesive, or tacks.
There is a limited warranty for a period of one year from the date of shipment that products will be free from defects in material and workmanship. Please contact Green Depot for the full warranty document.