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10 Reasons To Use Rockwool For Insulation

Mar. 17, 2021

10 Reasons To Use Rockwool For Insulation

If you are insulating the walls of your house, you can use a few different materials. Increasingly popular material is rock wool-as the name suggests, it is wool made from molten rock. When a mixture of basalt, anorthosite, and cemented coal is heated to more than 15,000 degrees Celsius, the rock mixture will melt and then be spun into fibers. Then add the binder and mineral oil to stabilize the rock wool fibers and also make them waterproof.

We have a rock wool production line. Rockwool is comparable to EPS in terms of thermal insulation, but there are several reasons why architects often specify rock wool when designing buildings.

Because wool has excellent thermal resistance, its high thermal efficiency reduces the energy bill for heating and cooling of residential buildings. The thermal resistance of building materials is measured by the so-called r-value. The larger the r-value, the better that a substance can resist heat transfer. According to data from the US Department of Energy, glass fiber has an R-value of 2.2 to 2.7 per inch, and rock wool fiber has an r-value of 3.0 to 3.3 per inch.

The innovative material of rock wool has a higher density and random fiber standard orientation, which can capture sound waves and suppress vibration time, so it can provide sound insulation. Therefore, it is the perfect choice for spaces that want to minimize noise, such as offices, bedrooms, meeting rooms, or accommodation near busy roads.

It provides fire protection for the building and improves safety because it is made of fire-resistant rock.

Rock wool is a breathable material that allows moisture to escape from the building. This reduces the risk of mold and bacteria growing inside the property.

It constitutes a compressive material that can be used as a roof panel or glued board. Therefore, it is ideal for thermal applications in domestic buildings, such as extensions and loft conversions. It is also suitable for buildings that need to change their use or layout, and need to increase internal partitions.

It provides quick and easy installation to provide airtightness of the building envelope.

Improve the thermal comfort and air quality of the building, and provide a healthier environment for the occupants.

Provides long-term performance and has an unlimited lifespan due to unparalleled rock durability. Therefore, maintenance is not required and the payback time of intervention is increased.

It has the least impact on the environment because it reduces the carbon footprint, and because of its natural origin and harmless classification, it provides the lowest embedded carbon. In addition, it reduces the use of non-renewable energy sources, such as natural gas and electricity, and helps reduce air pollution.

Rockwool itself is derived from natural and sustainable raw materials. Perhaps more importantly, it can be completely recycled without generating waste when the building is no longer in use. All of the Rockwool waste can be reused as a raw material in the production process to produce brand new insulation.

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