Reasons You Should Consider Choosing Earthwool Insulation

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Reasons You Should Consider Choosing Earthwool Insulation

20 December 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Insulating your home will make it more energy efficient. For this reason, you need to pay close attention to some factors before choosing insulating materials for your home. If you make the wrong investment, you may end up even paying more in energy bills because your home isn't as efficient. The market offers you multiple insulation types and materials. Factors such as durability and performance will help you narrow down your choices. If you are after efficient insulation in your home, here are reasons why Earthwool insulation should not only be among your narrowed-down list, but also one of your top considerations.

High Durability

You want something that will offer excellent service for its entire performance life. This type of insulation is non-hygroscopic, which means it's not susceptible to damage by moisture. In addition, it doesn't sustain vermin and is resistant to rot and the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew. All these features enhance the longevity of the insulation, making it ideal for long-term use. It is also non-combustible, making it less prone to damage by fire.

Ease of Handling, Storage and Installation

The binding process involved in the manufacture of Earthwool insulation is usually bio-based, making it softer. The soft feel of Earthwool insulation means the material can be easily handled, especially when cutting it into various sizes for installation. It is also a lightweight material, which makes transporting, storing and installing it easier on site. Compressed packaging—where multiple batts can be packaged in a single package—allows for reduced costs of handling. Since many of the Earthwool insulation batts are packaged compressively, less storage space may be required.

High Performance

Earthwool insulation has high acoustic as well as thermal performance. The design of the insulation is such that it "friction fits" between joists and studs, which enhances sound insulation between floors and separating walls, floors and internal walls, and partitions of metal studs and timber. The friction-fitting design of Earthwool insulation materials ensures there's an absorbent layer continuity, which minimises air gaps. This absorbent layer can be a layer of glass mineral wool that's installed between floors and partitions. This feature also makes it highly thermally efficient. In addition, the absorbent layer doesn't have a huge impact on the overall mass of your structure.

The manufacture of Earthwool insulation does not involve dye or formaldehyde additives. This helps keep the insulation's natural and rich earth brown colour, while making it environmentally efficient.