NAIMA R-Value Certification Program
At JM, we strive to produce excellent products that meet stringent specifications and performance requirements. Through the NAIMA R-value Certification program, the R-values of our US fiberglass batts and rolls are certified to meet thermal performance requirements of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Home Insulation Rule (16 C.F.R. Part 460).
This voluntary program promotes the performance of home insulation materials, upholds industry standards, and showcases brands, like JM, that provide high-quality products.
About the Program
The NAIMA R-value Certification program is a voluntary program that allows manufacturers to certify that the R-values for their products comply with the thermal performance requirements of the Federal Trade Commission’s Home Insulation Rule.
NAIMA developed this new program to assure homeowners that they will receive required thermal performance from their fiberglass home insulation products. This, in turn, gives the fiberglass insulation industry the credibility that is necessary to champion policies advancing energy efficiency.
All materials that have received the R-value Certification from NAIMA have been tested by an independent, third-party laboratory and meet the thermal performance required by the FTC.
Homeowners have many options available when it comes to selecting insulation that’s right for their homes, but it can often be difficult to distinguish the noise from the facts.
NAIMA’s certification program allows consumers to be confident that the insulation they select will perform as required right out of the bag. It also sets a standard that helps ensure that the fibrous insulation materials entering the market are high-quality, robust materials.
Building professionals and homeowners choose JM fiberglass insulation with confidence that it will effectively manage heat flow and perform to meet all applicable standards.
What is the NAIMA R-Value Certification Program?
“The NAIMA R-value Certification Program is a voluntary thermal testing program for fiberglass insulation. Products carrying the certification label have been tested and meet the labeled R-value as required by the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation” (16 C.F.R. Part 460).” -NAIMA R-value Certification Program FAQs
Why is a third-party r-value certification important?
Our industry's ability to guarantee that fiberglass products are designed to meet the FTC thermal performance requirements is the foundation of our reputation in the marketplace and gives us credibility to champion policies that advance energy efficiency.
To which requirements does the NAIMA Certification Program certify?
NAIMA and participating members have established a certification program to show fiberglass batts and rolls comply with the thermal performance requirements of the FTC rule for Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (16 C.F.R. Part 460).
Which JM Products have the NAIMA R-value Certification?
Participation in the program is voluntary and applies only to batt and roll home insulation products sold in the US.
What other insulation products have a third-party r-value certification program?
Fiberglass home and polyisocyanurate roof insulation have certification programs in place that validate the thermal performance of the insulation. Other types of insulation products, like open-cell and closed-cell spray foam, have manufacturer specific certifications.