Anyway, I’m excited. Friends of mine who are doing a complete home reno recently introduced me to a terrific project – Roxul ComfortBatt Insulation – and should I need to insulate a home in the future, I’m pretty sure I’d turn to it too.
Yes, ComfortBatt insulates and saves energy like mad – the 3½” thick batts have R-value ratings of R14 and R15 and the 5½” thick batts receive R-value ratings of R22 and R23. Impressive – but that’s to be expected of something we’d recommend, right? What I like most about Roxul is what truly sets it apart from other products.
Roxul insulation products are made with stone wool which is a combination of basalt rock and recycled slag. While heavier than traditional insulation (you’ll need to ensure you take special care during installation) it does amazingly well against the elements. It’s fire resistant, non-combustible and capable of handling temperatures up to 2,150 degrees Fahrenheit. ComfortBatt will not absorb water or hold moisture – which means you no longer have to be concerned of rotting, molding or corroding insulation. And the cherry on top of this home improvement sundae? You can custom cut ComfortBatt on the spot, making it a dream when working around plumbing, switch boxes and architectural challenges. While we’re on the topic, we recommend the Cepco Insulknife for cutting insulation. I also think it’s great that your kids won’t mistake it for cotton candy and try to take a bite (that’s a horror story from hell from a different friend that I’ll spare you from hearing. *Shiver*).
Those interested in superior sound proofing should also consider Roxul’s Safe’n’Sound Insulation. Even though it’s of a calibre used in recording studios, you may want to check it out even if you’re just learning how to play the guitar. Believe me – your marriage will thank you for this.
Roxul’s has just barely been introduced to the United States (the website currently just lists a Canadian office), but if you contact them, they’ll get you in touch with an American distributor and offer you quotes directly.