There are quite some insulation materials you can use that are available in the market today. Each type of material has its pros and cons. So, before choosing the material to use for attic insulation, you need to be aware of what each material provides for your situation. Let us look at the five common types of insulation materials.
For mineral wool insulation, there are three options that are available, glass wool that is derived from fibreglass, rock wool that is derived from basalt, and slag wool derived from steel mill slag. In Canada, you will find that most of the mineral wool is slag wool. You can purchase mineral wool either as loose material or in batts. Mineral wool is not an ideal option for places where extreme heat is present because it does not have additives. But since it is not combustible, it can still be used in the attic. To make it more effective, you can use it with other fire-resistant materials.
infographic by: www.atticinsulationtoronto.ca