When it comes to your home, sometimes it’s the hidden things that can make the greatest difference…
We all try to find that statement wallpaper, or get just the right light in our hallways, or buy that on-trend sofa, but it’s also easy to overlook some of the most vital parts of a house in the process. Hidden away, insulation can make a huge impact on your comfort, and whether or not your house truly feels like a home.
It’s not just something to consider when you’re building your own house – it can be part of a renovation project too. If you’re making major changes to the inside or outside of your home, that can be the perfect time to add or improve insulation.
While the financial benefits might be medium to long-term, the comfort benefits are immediate, especially if you choose high performing insulation. It can turn ‘I’m happy with the house’ into loving where you live.
Having an energy-efficient home
Many of us are keen to live somewhere that is energy efficient. It isn’t just about how we can save money on energy bills, but on how we can make a difference to the world we live in too. If you’re in your long-term home, you can use stone wool insulation to slash your energy bills as it will naturally maintain temperature at a comfortable level, reducing reliance on heating and cooling systems.
One of the many benefits of ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation is that it works as a temperature regulator. In the colder months, it keeps you snug, in the warmer months it stops the heat from getting indoors and stifling you. The indoor climate remains steady because ROCKWOOL reduces the transfer of temperature regardless of the vagaries of the weather outside. All that, and the possibility of reducing fuel use by up to 70%*.
Here’s the sciencey bit…
ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation is made from volcanic rock, a naturally occurring product that is completely sustainable – volcanoes and tectonic activity create 38,000 times more material every year than ROCKWOOL use to make their insulation. Small pockets of air are trapped within it, which insulate and regulate the temperature, with thermal conductivity (Lambda values) ranging between 0.044 W/mK and 0.034 w/mK.
With eco issues so important, it’s also good to know that ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation is 97% recyclable, and, during production, all waste is recycled.
The sound of silence
The benefits of insulation aren’t just limited to saving you money in the long-term and making you more cosy instantaneously. You can opt for specialised sound insulation that also traps sound waves and dampens vibrations.
This can help to block out noisy neighbours and regulate how much sound is transmitted between rooms in your house – perfect if your kids like to play loud music in their bedrooms or you work from home.
The ‘Good Growth, Quiet Buildings’ report highlights the ways in which noise can impact on health, well-being and more
Insulation for life
When you install insulation, you want to know it’ll make a difference, but also that it’s safe. ROCKWOOL have been producing insulation in Britain since 1979, while their expertise with stone wool goes back to 1937. It’s a non-combustible insulation that doesn’t burn due to being made from stone – rated A1 in accordance with the European reaction to fire classification system. It’s also building regulation compliant and will add value to your home in more ways than one – real peace of mind.
It stays in shape too, fitting tight against brickwork and blockwork for the lifetime of the property so that heat doesn’t find unwanted ways to escape. If you want to move, stone wool insulation is a great selling point. If you plan on staying put, you’ve made one of the best long-term investments you can make in a home, because sometimes it’s what’s inside that counts…
To discover the full renovation product range, visit the ROCKWOOL website.
* Source: European Commission