The many benefits of stone wool insulation

Stone wool insulation is an eco-friendly solution with benefits beyond a warm home

Promotional Feature By Staff writer | 1 September 2020

Stone wool insulation delivers peace, warmth, sustainability and safety. When planning a new home or undertaking a major renovation, insulation and cutting energy bills are often at the forefront of people’s thinking.

family on sofa in pyjamas youngest child being held aloft - home with stone wool insulation

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Government grants for insulation

Insulation is one of those things that many of us take for granted – after all, it’s usually out of sight so it’s also out of mind. However, it’s also something that has come a long way and still punches above its weight in terms of impact on our homes.

Always check for the latest government grants for insulation and energy saving measures. As the government strives to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050, there is usually some sort of money-saving scheme running to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient.

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The benefits of insulation

While you might immediately think of preventing heat loss as the main benefit of loft insulation, using stone wool has several other notable boons. Instead of heat loss, consider temperature regulation. Homes can lose 25% of heat through the roof but using stone wool not only cuts down on heat disappearing through the top of your home but regulates temperature too. That means your home is warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

man laying stone wool insulation in loft space

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The sound of safety

Aside from cutting heat wastage, with its concomitant effect on energy costs, stone wool insulation such as that offered by ROCKWOOL also helps to cut down on acoustic pollution. Stone wool has random fibre orientation that traps sound waves – something that will damped the sound of rain and wind against the roof.

It’s safe too, rated A1 non-combustible. That means it won’t burn and is fire resistant, and it won’t give off any significant toxic smoke.

Add in superb longevity and moisture resistance, and it’s clear that ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation is an investment that will pay dividends for decades to come. It’s the ideal way to boost your home’s eco-credentials, reduce your fuel bills and make your home more comfortable.