previous
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Electrical Articles & Videos
    Electrical Articles & Videos
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • The Passive House Build
    The Passive House Build
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Play the Inspector Game!
    Play the Inspector Game!
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Shorten a Prehung Door
    Shorten a Prehung Door
  • Buyer's Guide to Insulation
    Buyer's Guide to Insulation
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • The Hobbit House and More
    The Hobbit House and More
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • How to Install Housewrap Solo
    How to Install Housewrap Solo
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
next
Pin It
DryRight Fiberglass Insulation

CertainTeed - DryRight Fiberglass Insulation

CertainTeed's DryRight insulation is conventional fiber-glass batts faced with a thin layer of MemBrain, a vapor-retarding sheeting that reduces the chances of condensation in the wall cavity and blocks moisture from entering the cavity

$0.00 (As of 3/1/2009)

Be the first to review this Tool

View all photos
Overview

Editor's Review: Vapor-Smart Insulation

review date: March 1, 2009

Several years ago, we told readers about a CertainTeed vapor-retarder sheeting called MemBrain (FHB #165, p. 38). When applied over unfaced insulation, this "smart" vapor retarder reduces the chances of condensation in the wall cavity by allowing water vapor to escape when relative humidity is high and by blocking moisture from entering the cavity and condensing when humidity is low.

Now CertainTeed is offering DryRight insulation, conventional fiberglass batts faced with a thin layer of MemBrain instead of the familiar kraft-paper or foil facing. DryRight is friction-fit between studs or joists, so no stapling is required. DryRight batts and rolls are available in standard sizes with R-values ranging from R-13 to R-19. They cost a bit more than conventional fiberglass insulation, but DryRight should help to keep wall cavities dry and mold-free.

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer CertainTeed
Manufacturer's Web Site www.certainteed.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-782-8777
Weight N/A
Dimensions standard sizes