Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Benefits of Rock Wool Insulation in Homes and Business

Rock Wool Insulation is a insulation product that is used in both homes and commercial buildings, that provides both a higher r-value then traditional fiberglass insulation, as well as a safer, greener product for the enviroment. Rock wool insulation is ofter referred to as stone wool insulation, mineral wool insulation, or slag wool insulation. The names alone of these green insulation systems can tell you a lot about what these products are made of.

Rock Wool Insulation, Slag Wool Insulation, or Mineral Wool Insulation is made of minerals and other naturally found products in nature, as the name suggest. Being that rock wool insulation is made of naturally found materials, it makes it much more safer for homeowners then traditional fiberglass insulation. Rock wool insulation is also a heavier product then traditional fiberglass insulation, thus preventing particles from getting in the air as easy as traditional fiberglass insulation. Usually when you see dust coming from rock wool insulation, it is normally ordinary house dust that has accumulated on top of the insulation itself.

Now brings us to the question of why homeowners and commercial real estate owners should choose rock wool insulation over traditional fiberglass insulation. There are many advantages that rock wool insulation provides over traditional fiberglass insulation, but the main reason being is that it provides a higher r-value than traditional fiberglass insulation, thus reducing energy consumption and lowering utility cost. Below is a list of some of the many benefits that rock wool insulation can offer when installed in a home or building.
Rock Wool Insulation Benefits
  • Higher R-Value than traditional fiberglass insulation.
  • Better thermal barrier then fiberglass leading to less energy consumption.
  • Soundproofing qualities reducing noise pollution from noisy neighbors or noisy machinery.
  • More fire resistant then traditional fiberglass insulation, making for better protection against fires.
  • Lower health risk to humans versus fiberglass insulation, thus reducing normal dust in homes as well.
  • Greener for the planet due to all the benefits listed above, thus improving the sustainability of your home or building.

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