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    Insulation help


    Which is a better material for insulation, fibreglass or mineral wool? What are the pros and cons of each? Why is one better than the other? What about the price tag associated with each material?

    Asked by Abdul on 7th Sep 2020
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    Shire Builders

    "In brief there is no real difference between fibreglass and mineral wool. The main difference being what they are made of eg fibreglass being made from recycled glass. Mineral wool from natural materials pulverised rock or glass.

    As regards which is best, you have to look at the r rating for insulation this is best explained on a government website. The higher the r rating the better the insulation qualities.

    If you are looking to install yourself then I would advise you look at sheep wool insulation apart from being natural and greener. The main advantage being in handling the insulation. Sheep's wool is far more easier and cleaner to handle than fibreglass and mineral wool."

    Answered on 7th Sep 2020 - Member since Jul 2014 - report
    Dmc maintenance

    "I would say mineral wool is better, cheaper and the better material for insulation."

    Answered on 7th Sep 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    CBN Logistic Construction

    "Hi, regarding your question the better material of insulation is Rockwall, which is insulation and either has Applications of mineral wool include thermal insulation, filtration, soundproofing, and hydroponic.
    Fibreglass insulation is . As an insulator, it slows the spread of heat, cold, and sound in structures, cars and aircraft, and commercial buildings Depends what you need it for.
    Rockwall is a bit more expensive then the Fibreglass."

    Answered on 8th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

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