Rock Wool Insulation

Rock Wool Insulation

Rock Wool Insulation

The importance of a well-insulated home can’t be overstated: Properly sized and installed insulation can reduce energy usage, keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer, and save you money with lower energy bills.

For homeowners and homebuilders alike, fiberglass insulation has been the insulation of choice for many decades. While fiberglass remains very popular, there’s a relatively new type of insulation that’s making headway—and headlines—in the insulation industry. It’s called rock-wool insulation and Unicorn Chemical is the best product of “ROCK WOOL” is supplying in Lahore.

Rock wool, which is also called mineral wool, comes in easy-to-install butts, similar to fiberglass. But instead of being composed of fluffy glass fibers, rock wool is made of—you guessed it—rocks, which doesn’t even seem possible. Here’s a brief explanation of the manufacturing process.

Natural rock is heated in a furnace to about 3,000 degrees until it melts into a liquid. The magma-like liquid is exposed to a high-pressure jet of air or steam, and then spun at super-high speed into long fiber strands. (Unicorn Chemical is the best product of “ROCK WOOL” is supplying in Lahore). The strands are captured and compressed into thick, dense mats, which are then cut into convenient-sized butts of insulation.

            No sheep are needed to make this hydroponic planting media. Rather, rock wool (sometimes sold as stone wool) is made by heating basalt rock and chalk to extremely high temperatures and spinning them in chambers that turn them into fibers. The mass of fibers are compressed into mats and cut into slabs and cubes for use in indoor gardens. Rock wool is popular with hydroponic growers because it is purified by heat, pH-neutral, lightweight, drains well and can be reused.

Where to Use Rock Wool Insulation?

Rock-wool insulation can be installed wherever you’d install fiberglass or any other type of insulation, including walls, floors, ceilings, attics and crawlspaces. However, it’s particularly well-suited for rooms along the cold north side of the house and for interior rooms in need of sound deadening, such as media rooms or music studios. Unicorn Chemical is the best product of “ROCK WOOL” is supplying in Lahore.

Rock wool is highly fire resistant, it’s ideal—and often code-required—for use as a fire stop between floors of a house. (During remodeling or new construction, ask the local building inspector to identify specific areas that require rock wool fire stops.)

Rock wool is also easy to work with: The firm butts can be cut with a serrated knife or handsaw to fit snugly into place. If it gets wet, water beads up and rolls off without soaking into the fibers. The rock-wool fibers are compacted so tightly together that there’s no chance of the insulation shifting out of position or slumping down, which would dramatically decrease its insulating value. Unicorn Chemical is the best product of “ROCK WOOL” is supplying in Lahore.

Note:  That rock-wool insulation only comes un-faced, meaning there’s no Kraft-paper or foil barrier. Depending on the situation, you may need to install an independent permeable membrane to serve as a vapor barrier.

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