The Natural Choice
In yesteryear, batt insulations were itchy, hard to size and install properly and thermal performance was often lacking. Applegate Insulation pioneered the world's
first engineered hybrid insulating and acoustical blanket insulation: Cotton Armor. Combining man's first fiber friend, Cotton, with revolutionary 21st century fire
retardant and fiber processing technology makes Cotton Armor the world's foremeost energy saving hybrid.
Applegate started as an insulation contractor back in the 50's and saw the numerous issues that yesteryear's batt insulations caused for homeowners. We received many call-backs for drafty and noisy rooms, higher than anticipated energy costs and moisture problems related to old-fashioned batt insulations. From those experiences we realized that insulation installers and homeowners needed a better insulation. This need birthed Cotton Armor blanket insulation.
Safe & Easy to Install
Cotton Armor does not itch, contain fiberglass, formaldehyde or other materials associated with increased health concerns.
Cut Cotton Armor using a utility knife, or rip it with your hands. You can cut it across or tear from top to bottom at any point, giving you a truly custom fit to your measurements - easy!
How Green is Cotton Armor?
Cotton Armor is green in many different ways. Cotton Armor is made from recycled cotton and takes less energy to produce than fiberglass, which requires copious amounts of fossil fuels to melt and form the glass. Its incredible insulating effectiveness will lower the energy needed to heat and cool your home, adding some green to your wallet! Cotton Armor also contains at least 85% recycled content and reuses American resources to save energy and your energy dollars.
In a Life Cycle Analysis, Cotton Armor was found to be 54% more energy efficient in production than fiberglass. This is due to the use of recycled renewable resources, and application of modern, energy-efficient electrical equipment, rather than the blast furnaces utilized in fiberglass manufacturing. Cotton Armor production was also found to result in less than 53% CO2 equivalent (Kilograms of CO2 and other gasses) and 29% less water than fiberglass manufacturing.