Building fires today develop 5-10 times faster 2 than they did 50 years ago due primarily to our increased use of synthetic materials. Fire-resistant stone wool insulation can slow the spread of fire, providing more time for people to escape and fire fighters to arrive.
Energy efficiency targets in North American building codes are increasing. Continuous insulation is one of the best ways you can meet new requirements. A stable R-value makes high-density stone wool a good choice for long-term thermal performance.
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