Choosing the right type of insulation material for your home can make your indoor living environment comfortable and a desired place to be. But, if you are looking to re-insulate your home, you may feel like there are too many options to even begin to make a solid decision. There is fiberglass, spray-in and even recycled denim. So, where do you start? In all of your research you might have missed a great but slightly unusual option called Roxul. Sure, it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, but this novel option is pretty cool in that it is made out of stone.
Now that we have your attention, here are a few good reasons why you should give Roxul home insulation in Ontario some serious thought.
Sound dampening qualities
If you live in a noisy area, Roxul just might be the thing that makes your home the sanctuary it should be. Because this insulation is made from basalt stone and a byproduct of steel production called recycled slag, it dampens sound much better than your typical insulation materials. In areas near a freeway, airport or bustling business district, this could be the insulation that cuts the noise to a minimum.
Excellent fire resistance
Rocks are not exactly known for their flammability, which is why a rock-based insulation is a good choice for your home. If fire were to break out and attempt to spread through a home, Roxul home insulation in Ontario effectively acts as a fire suppressant. It has a high melting point of roughly 2,100 degrees, meaning it is almost twice as fire resistant as typical insulations. When it comes to house fires, seconds can mean the difference between life and death, and anything that buys your family more time is worth considering.
Mold and fungus resistant
Roxul’s makeup makes it resistant to molds and funguses that can happen in homes as a result of unexpected leaks and moisture exposure. Whereas some insulation materials absorb and inadvertently promote mold and fungus growth, Roxul’s composition allows it to dry quickly, preventing any unwanted biological growths. Because leaks can be unpredictable and can happen almost anywhere in your home, an insulation that defends against moisture while doing its primary job is a definite plus!
Easy to install
While you could argue that many insulation materials are “easy to install,” Roxul is especially easy and doesn’t itch like its fiberglass counterpart. To cut the material, you don’t need anything sharper than a serrated bread knife, and the properties of the material allow it to expand and fill the space between wall studs for maximum heating and cooling efficiency in your home. Unlike spray-in insulations, Roxul is cleaner and doesn’t leave dust and insulation everywhere if you ever decide to upgrade your home.
No matter the size of your project, Chase Insulation can help. We are available to remove and install your office or home insulation in Ontario, and our trained, knowledgeable staff will help you choose the best insulation material for your specific needs.