Three Reasons You Should Consider Rockwool Insulation

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Are you undertaking a remodeling job that includes the need for new insulation? If so, you have probably looked into the different types of insulation available for installation.

You’ve done your research and know all about blown insulation, fiberglass, spray foam, and wraps. These are all great, but have you learned Rockwool insulation? This is one of the more exciting insulation technologies out there on the market today. If you have not heard about Rockwool, perhaps you may have come across it under its old name, Roxul. 

Now known as Rockwool insulation, this rock-based mineral fiber insulation is made from recycled slag and basalt rock. Basalt rock is a volcanic rock that is created naturally, and slag is a manufacturing by-product of the copper and steel industry. When you melt the two together and spin them into fibers, you create batts of insulation that are perfect for sliding between joists or studs.

To put it simply, Rockwool insulation is created from one material that occurs in nature, and another that would be discarded industrial waste. This makes it one of the most earth-friendly insulation products available. Up to 40% of Rockwool insulation is made from pre-consumer recycled materials.

If that weren’t enough, here are three more reasons you should consider Rockwool insulation.

Reason one – No Better Insulation for Soundproofing.

If you live in a noisy area and want to cut down on the noise, you should consider installing Rockwool insulation. This insulation helps with both low and high-frequency sounds, making it one the most effective options on the market for soundproofing your home. 

To start, you’ll have to remove the existing drywall, so the best time to add this insulation is during a  remodeling or renovation project, or when you are replacing old insulation. 

However, once you have access inside your walls, installing Rockwool insulation is a breeze. It can be cut with a utility, drywall, or even a bread knife, making it likely the easiest insulation to install. 

Reason two – Rockwool Insulation Repels Water.

One of the perennial challenges facing traditional insulation is the effectiveness is diminished when exposed to water. However, with Rockwool insulation, this is not the case. Particularly effective with bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects, Rockwool solves the problem of water vapor infiltration in your walls. 

In addition to being moisture resistant, it’s also vapor permeable. If it manages to get wet or damp, the insulation retains its high performance after it dries out. Since it’s made from inorganic material, there is no food available for bacteria or mold to grow, an added bonus!

Finally, Rockwool insulation doesn’t absorb water. If water happens to come into contact with the outer surface, it will drain away and not be drawn into the core of the insulation.

The moisture resistance factor is what makes it highly suitable for bathroom and kitchen insulation.

Reason three – Rockwool Insulation is Fire Resistant!

Speaking of kitchens, a third reason to consider Rockwool insulation is that it is fire resistant and can handle up to 2150º Fahrenheit! Using Rockwool insulation in your kitchen renovation will help improve the safety of your home and help protect your family.

Why not install a product that gives you that extra peace of mind when it comes to fire safety in your home!

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that you should definitely consider Rockwool insulation as a critical component of your next remodeling or renovation job. 

Our insulation technicians are skilled professionals, ready to assist you as you put together your remodeling design.

Contact Attic Projects today, and one of our experts will give you more information about Rockwool insulation and its benefits, as well as set you up for a free estimate. It may be the perfect product for your home.

We look forward to talking with you about your project!

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