During IBS our Meet the Experts sessions gave show attendees the opportunity to get their questions answered. Our MC, Ted Brunson pitches the following question to Kelly Warren, Senior Product Manager, Insulation
Explain what SMARTBATT™ is and the technology behind it?
SMARTBATT is a kraft-faced insulation product that has an integrated vapor retarder in the product. Not only does it protect your home from moisture entering the cavity in the winter but it opens to become vapor permeability in the spring and summer to allow vapor to escape the cavity. It is the best way to avoid moisture and mold from building up within the walls. The product senses the changes in the relative humidity causing the spray-applied coating to change molecular structure allowing the product to open and close and breathe based on ambient temperatures.
It is more important now with the changes in the building codes and the movement toward an air tight envelope. When you get to this level of air tightness it becomes extremely important to manage the moisture vapor in the home.