Understanding Stone Wool Insulation in Exterior Wall and Rainscreen Applications

This course will identify what stone wool insulation is and how it is produced, as well as some of its uses in commercial applications, with emphasis on rainscreen cladding design and in exterior cavity walls. We will discuss key benefits of this insulating material when used in the field versus other traditional insulating materials currently used in the North American market. Finally, we will address NFPA 285 requirements relating to cavity insulation and provide updates on new ASHRAE 90.1 2010 continuous cavity insulation requirements.