Insulation made of mineral wool is a multi-purpose material. It is particularly suitable for the building construction and for the interior finishing. Special products are offered for the insulation of pitched roofs, facades and flat roofs, as partition wall insulation, interior insulation, impact sound insulation and for industrial installation insulation.
It is very important that the blanket type glasswool materials which are used at the unusable roof attics nonloadbearing materials and so, that they can not carry any load. The essential places that has to be reached at roof attics such as water tanks, roof entrances etc. has to be easily reachable by some support wooden pieces located in appropriate distances as a road to walk in order to not damage the wool around the insulation.
Pitched roofs are the main application domain of the mineral wool for single and two family houses. Mineral wool satisfies the highest demands especially for the insulation of pitched roofs as a thermal, acoustic and fire protection.
We advice an air conditioning according to „cold roof“ principle and for this application there has to be air entrance halls at the end parts of the roofs and air exit halls on the top of the roofs. By this way the water entered from the roof or the vapor constituted because of the vapor diffusion or water entrance will be easily exhausted by drying and the dry insulation continuos its duty. So that it is not appropriate to put nylon coverage on the insulation materials.
During the heating period warm, damp air may penetrate into the colder areas of the external building components. Humidity may well condensate and lead to structural damages in the construction. Especially wood constructions are liable to serious damages arising from the supporting structure; chances are for hygienic problems such as mould formation. Mineral wool does not take humidity and therefore does not aggravate the difficulties.
We highly advice that the wall thermal insulation to be done on exterior and air conditionally so by this way: (1) Thermal bridges shall not constitute. (2) The carriage system of the building will be protected from the outer effects. (3) The heat comfort of the building continues even and after the heating is turned off. (4) The water constitutions as a result of vapor diffusions will be exhausted by drying.
Mineral wool is suitable for wooden houses particularly due to their excellent fire protection qualities. Mineral wool prevents the skipping of flames on to other parts of the building and reduces the smoke development. With mineral wool products it is possible to realise diffusion open wall sets which favour the absence of chemical wood protection.
For ventilated facades or external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS), from the single family house up to the high-rise office building. In addition to the general product requirements like thermal insulation, a large variety of application exists: acoustic insulation and fire protection installations; even further requirements, such as water repellent equipment, demolition and crease strain; need for blow rain load protection. There is a variety of insulation products made of mineral wool which correspond to these requirements for external walls, facades and high rise buildings.