DENVER -- Johns Manville, a leading building products manufacturer, announced the launch of the JM Insulation Project Guide, a mobile tool and website to guide homeowners and insulation professionals in selecting the best insulation products and installation practices to meet project needs.
The JM Insulation Project Guide takes site visitors through a simple four-step process to select, purchase and install JM insulation products. After selecting an area in the home (from basements to attics and everywhere in between), site visitors can add the room dimensions and input their ZIP code to take into account the local climate. From there, homeowners can choose to tackle the project themselves or find a qualified installer. The JM Insulation Project Guide will then generate suggested insulation products, the estimated amount of insulation products needed and any other tools and equipment that would be helpful.
"Whether you're a professional contractor or a savvy do-it-yourself homeowner, the JM Insulation Project Guide provides tips and tools for tackling a range of insulation projects," said Fred Stephan, vice president of Insulation Systems at Johns Manville. "JM offers one of the most complete lines of home insulation products and the JM Insulation Project Guide will help you select the best products to maximize the many benefits of insulation in your home."
With 46 million under-insulated homes in the U.S., according to the Harvard School of Public Health, the JM Insulation Project Guide will help homeowners and professionals tap into the significant opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of a home. The site provides an easy roadmap to a home with superior sound control, improved indoor air quality and fewer drafts.
Investing a little money into the home can equal big savings not only on energy bills but also during tax time, with the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit. The credit of up to $500 can be applied to materials for energy-efficient home upgrades, such as insulation. The JM Insulation Project Guide links to an interactive map detailing this credit and other incentives available by state.
The JM Insulation Project Guide is accessible from any smartphone and does not require an application download. Visit projectguide.jmhomeowner.com to get started.
Why Insulate? For those who aren't quite ready to get started or are looking for more information on the benefits of insulation, the JM Insulation Project Guide includes frequently asked questions that cover topics such as:
"What is an R-Value?"
How Much Money Can I Save? Check out the easy home energy analysis tool.
Are Tax Credits Available? View energy-related tax incentives available by state.
How-To Installation Videos Learn about attic safety, watch a tutorial on basement insulation tools, see first-hand how to install around air ducts and more.
Start My Project Get started on the easy four-step process to jump start your insulation project.
About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China.