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1.1 This Standard applies to mineral fibre thermal insulation manufactured in the form of faced and unfaced batts, rolls and boards. Where facings are used, they shall be either permeable or vapour retarding membranes, as defined in Table 1 for Types 2 and 3, respectively. This standard does not permit the application of kraft paper facings on batts and rolls. It also applies to loose fill mineral fibre thermal insulation when used in unconfined spaces with slopes not exceeding 4.5:12.
1.2 This Standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for the products used under normal climatic conditions to thermally insulate attics, floors, ceilings and walls (above and below ground grade) in light frame construction buildings and manufactured housing.
1.3 This Standard also includes requirements for the manufacturer to provide the Job Site Certificate for use by the applicators.
1.5 The testing and evaluation of a product against this Standard may require the use of materials and/or equipment that could be hazardous. This document does not purport to address all the health and safety aspects associated with its use. Anyone using this standard has the responsibility to consult the appropriate authorities and to establish health and safety practices, in conjunction with any existing applicable regulatory requirements, prior to its use.