Insulating a Kitchen

Kitchens can be one of the busiest and noisiest areas in the home. Insulation can provide a buffer between the kitchen and quieter areas of the home. 

As in bathrooms, moisture can be an issue because of the steam generated by cooking and washing dishes. Moisture can result in mold and mildew growth, damaging your home and potentially damaging you and your family's health.

You can avoid these problems by installing insulation that offers excellent moisture-control properties. To minimize the possibility of vapor collecting under the insulation, a vapor retarder is generally installed (according to local codes). Learn more about the proper use of vapor retarders with this video clip.

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ComfortTherm® Formaldehyde-free™ fiberglass insulation is wrapped in plastic to reduce itch and dust during installation. It provides excellent temperature and noise control, and comes with a vapor-retarder or without a vapor-retarder for use in hot, humid climates.

Kraft-Faced Batts & Rolls

JM Kraft-faced Formaldehyde-free™ fiberglass insulation offers R-values ranging from R-11 to R-38, is ideal for moisture control in exterior walls and provides excellent temperature and noise control.

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