Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 317
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jason Good but not consistent
Just installed 24 rolls. If you need a lot its cheaper to order the per roll than pallet. Recommend safety glasses especially if space is above head height, gloves and long sleeves would help to prevent itching from all the tiny scratches you get from the sharp edges in the dust which doesnt float around.
The batts needs to be more consistent the density ranges from soft cotton to packed cotton candy. The softer ones fall apart if adjusted too much. The denser ones feel better and last longer if it needs to be adjusted. When cutting for wires and pipes dont mess with the batt too much or it falls apart we did like in the videos and theres gaps at the bottom between the wires and wallswalls we filled some of the gaps with leftovers and tried notching. Anything bigger than standard wire suggest using notch method. For standard wires i cut some batts just under the wire and put the remaining on top of the wire, others i cut then split the batt, for tight areas i removed the split part and slid it behind the wire and covered it with the rest. Some of our studs were oversized and we cut and stacked the batts to fit. Just doing interior walls with nothing on exterior walls greatly reduced the echo and higher noises when walking on the sub floor.
September 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BOttawa Good complement to sound proofing effort
Roxul is a good sound proofing solution, doing better at some frequencies than standard fiberglass. However, at ~$0.70/ft^2 is is almost double the cost of comparable fiberglass. For most people, stick with fiberglass...but if you're willing to spend extra money to get a slightly marginal overall soundproofing solution, this is a good choice.
MY SOLUTION: In 2x10 joist cavity: 5.5" dense fiberglass and 3" Roxul layer. Ceiling: RC-1, double layer 5/8" drywall with green glue 3 tubes/sht. Wall cavity: 1 or 2 layers of 3" Roxul for primary sound walls. Sound walls: RC-1 channel with double layer 5/8" drywall and green glue.
March 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StudioBuildGuy A step up from fiberglass
Definitely better than basic fiberglass insulation for ease of installation and offers better sound absorption. It is somewhat loose compared to Roxul's 4" acoustic insulation, and doesn't have quite as good acoustical properties as the more rigid stuff. I hear some sound guys think they found a cheaper substitute with this stuff, but realize you're giving up some absorption across the whole audible frequency spectrum with this stuff, but definitely a step up from basic fiberglass insulation.
Recommend using the Insul-Knife and associated sharpner for these mineral fiber batts.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ccaps Great Purchase!
Classic example of me buying something because of solid reviews, and I couldn't be happier. We're working on a 525sqft addition. I wanted some kind of sound dampening between interior rooms. Since we're trying to keep the project inexpensive, I was planning to just slap in some standard pink R-13. After seeing the great reviews here, I decided to spend an extra couple hundred dollars to upgrade to this.
Generally, my husband does all the work. Since this Roxul was my decision, he told me to come and install it last night (he was slightly skeptical at the extra expense and still cranky with me about it). I'm a wife in my 30's with absolutely zero construction experience. I installed 3 packages of this in an hour or two last night. I also helped with the exterior wall pink insulation, and I thought this stuff was itchier, but not terrible. Anyway, it fit perfectly between the studs, just press it in. I literally even installed it in some bare, undrywalled on either side walls, and it stayed in just great and husband came in after me and installed the drywall.
We were both very surprised at the sound deadening. We can literally tell the difference when we walk into an area of the addition where this is installed. You can hear the change in your ears (more silent!), wish I could describe it. It seems to suck up footsteps, voices, anything. Even my husband was impressed enough to completely forgive the extra expenditure. I was debating not installing this on the smaller interior closets and other unimportant areas, but now I'm sold on this stuff and will install it on every single interior wall.
Tip: I had a couple of really skinny/narrow spaces in my walls, near doorways, etc. I was able to cram in the scrap pieces that I'd cut out from outlets/switches. It crammed in there really well and stayed put easily, plus a great use of the scrap. Saved me from cutting out a 4-inch strip from a fresh piece.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Never going back to fiberglass!
I've owned my home for 6+ years now. After doing some remodeling and running wires in the attic I've found the entire house was insulated in 1969 with pink fiberglass insulation. I wouldn't wish working with fiberglass insulation on my worst enemy! It is nasty, itchy and just dirty. I had done some research and came across Roxul. Since I was insulating the interior walls of a basement bathroom at the time I thought I would give this stuff a try. I needed to insulate not only the walls but also the ceiling and around water pipes which you could hear running above the old drop ceiling. I certainly was not disappointed with this product. Easy to cut, hang and hardly any dirt! Not to mention the sound proofing was great.. After all this is the reason I purchased it. There is also no stapling this insulation as it fits securely between the studs. You get what you pay for. Roxul may be a bit more expensive then the typical fiberglass but it's well worth the price.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazeballs Sound, absorbed perfectly.
Roxul SnS (safe n sound) is the perfect solution to taming problem areas in recording studios, media rooms, and for general sound absorption as well.
What makes it better than most? It absorbs sound evenly, meaning you won't create more problems by soaking up some frequencies more than others, you just get nice, even absorption across the board.
The thicker you make it, the more it absorbs as well, and it's very popular for use in corner bass traps where they stack triangles into the corners.
Overall, I'm blown away at the effectiveness of this product, whether installed as insulation or framed and hung as wall mounted acoustic panels.
I even used this for an acoustic "cloud panel" with amazing results.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by exectwin Safe N Sound is Awesome!
My boyfriend and I were remodeling the attic space in our 1950s home. The old insulation was gross and we were finishing the attic to be more useful. We loved the quality of Roxul as we had used the safe and sound previously. Knowing we needed a higher R rating, we chose ComfortBatt as our preferred insulation. It is SO MUCH EASIER and less messy than the pink rolled stuff! We knew we had to make a lot of cuts, since our joists were not 16 on center, and the serrated bread knife is the perfect tool. Would totally recommend this to anyone, do not waste your money on another product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
October 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exectwin Safe N' Sound is the way to go for Sound Proofing!
My boyfriend and I were remodeling the attic space in our 1950s home. The old insulation was gross and we were finishing the attic to be more useful. We did a TON of research to find something that could be used as sound proofing and we had no idea about Roxul. After watching many videos, it appeared to be the easiest thing to install and meet our needs. WE LOVE THE PRODUCT. It is SO MUCH EASIER and less messy than the pink rolled stuff! We knew we had to make a lot of cuts, since our joists were not 16 on center, and the serrated bread knife is the perfect tool. Would totally recommend this to anyone, do not waste your money on another product. For an added R Value, we also used Roxul ComfortBatt and blown in insulation. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
October 28, 2016