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Roxul insulation instead of fiberglass?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by jklingel, Dec 9, 2007.

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  1. jklingel

    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    I was just told about Roxul insulation, to be used instead of fiberglass, and have just started reading about it. Apparently it's nearly the same cost, better R-value, and, less crap in the air/your lungs/skin when installing it, and much higher melting temp. It really seems like a superior alternative. Have any of you used it between studs, or between walls (stacked batt to batt)? If I can find it in Frb, I am seriously considering using it. I HATE installing fiberglass, and one post really slammed the efficacy of thicker fbrglass. Any experiences w/ Roxul? thanks. j

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  2. Soopah 27

    Soopah 27 New Member

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    Roxul is pretty common here in Ont. Pricing is about the same.

    I've used it a lot in my current house and like it WAY better than fibreglass.

    You cut the bats to size with a bread knife - no hassling with dull razor knives...makes for a clean install.

    High temp + water resistant + easy cutting = Way Better
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    Wear a mask handling the stuff. It is very short fibers and breathing it isn't a good thing for sure. It is what I used for the top five feet of my chimneys and on top of my block off plate.

    And I never did get the stuff out of that pair of coveralls. I ended up throwing them away. They were like putting on sandpaper after the fibers got into them.

    As one installer of the stuff told me "That stuff is nasty.".
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    jklingel Feeling the Heat

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    Glad to know ALL that about Roxul. I wonder why we don't seem to have it in AK. It ain't like we never insulate a house or anything.
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