A: Yes. ROCKWOOL is an excellent choice for noise reduction in interior walls. ROCKWOOL is also an inert material which allows it to deal with moisture & water much better than our competitors.
A: All insulation is fibrous material which is what causes the skin irritation as it gets into the pours of your skin. ROCKWOOL has been known to cause less irritation than our fiberglass competitors, but since it is a fibrous material it can still cause skin irritation for some people. The best way to limit the exposure is to where long sleeves, cover your skin in baby powder or to have a cold shower after the insulation installation. The cold shower will keep your pours closed and allow the fibers to be washed away from your body while a warm shower will open your pours giving the fibers a better opportunity to imbed themselves in your skin causing further irritation.
A: No, the glass fibers in fiberglass insulation cause the irritation, rockwool insulation will not cause this problem. Mike
A: Hello Tim, ROCKWOOL Is fire resistant, sound resistant and water resistant which makes it an upgrade over the standard fiberglass insulation. The product can be utilized in a van, motor home or tiny home setting with strong performance. If you have additional questions or seek more specific information please visit www.rockwool.com or ask another question here through the Home Depot website.
A: With regards to your recent inquiry regarding the thermal resistance (R-value) of ROCKWOOL SAFE’n’SOUND® when tested by Intertek to ASTM C665-06, report no. 100364335TOR-001B, the thermal resistance is R3.9 per inch. 3" = R10.7 However, ROCKWOOL SAFE 'n' SOUND is not designed for its thermal performance, it is designed for interior wall/floor/ceiling to reduce noise transfer and to be part of a firestop assembly from room to room. If you are looking for exterior wall insulation we have several R-Value thermal products that can be purchased that are specifically for for exterior wall use.
A: I believe it might have been 25
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|Brand||ROCKWOOL||Owens Corning||Owens Corning|
|Name||Safe 'n' Sound 3 in. x 15-1/4 in. x 47 in. Soundproofing and Fire Resistant Stone Wool Insulation Batt (59.7 sqft)||R-23 Thermafiber Fire and Sound Guard Plus Mineral Wool Insulation Batt 15 in. x 47 in. (24-Bags)||15 in. x 47 in. R13 Thermafiber Fire and Sound Guard Plus Mineral Wool Insulation Batt (24-Bags)|
|Insulation Location||2x4 Wall,Basement,Ceiling Insulation,Floor||2x6 Wall||2x4 Wall,Between Walls,Ceiling Insulation,Crawlspace,Exterior Wall,Interior Wall|
|Product Thickness (in.)||3 in||5.5 in||3.5 in|
|Insulation Features||Friction Fit,Soundproofing Insulation||Fire Block Rated||Fire Block Rated,Fire Resistant,Moisture Retardant,Mold Resistant,Soundproofing Insulation|
|Compatible Install Surface||Existing Drywall||Plywood||Plywood,Wood|
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