So long cover boards?
Stone wool insulation could offer a viable alternative to traditional roof system construction
With the goal of reducing negative environmental effects and working toward greater sustainability, building codes are tightening across North America. The focus is shifting to better building practices and products to achieve more efficient and effective building envelopes.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the global building stock currently is responsible for 40 percent of the world's carbon monoxide emissions, and exhaust from using fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings is a major contributor to the world's carbon footprint. Improving buildings' energy efficiency by adding effective insulation can drastically reduce emissions and, as a result, lessen human reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to the preservation of the environment.
Stone wool insulation is one commonly used material for a number of building envelope applications that complies with building code requirements and helps deliver efficiencies for commercial, low-slope roof systems.
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