ROCKWOOL’s Technical team provides product, application and building science support for architects, designers, specifiers, builders, and anyone seeking technical assistance with the use of stone wool insulation. Our teams can provide solutions to your design and constructability challenges and assist you in optimizing the thermal efficiency and durability of your building design, reaching far beyond insulation.

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Insulating Movement Joints - Technical Bulletin
Insulating Movement Joints - Technical Bulletin

This technical note applies to movement joints between the support structure and the superstructure, especially at floors.

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Commercial Steel Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Heavyweight Cladding
Commercial Steel Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Heavyweight Cladding
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Commercial Steel Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Lightweight Cladding
Commercial Steel Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Lightweight Cladding
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Wood Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Heavyweight Cladding
Wood Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Heavyweight Cladding
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Wood Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Lightweight Horizontal Cladding
Wood Frame Construction up to 4 storeys - Lightweight Horizontal Cladding
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A Guide to NFPA 285 - Technical Bulletin
A Guide to NFPA 285 - Technical Bulletin
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California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Comfortboard 110 Listing
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - Comfortboard 110 Listing

Tested in accordance with ASTM E84

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Cavityrock Black Accessories - Technical Bulletin
Cavityrock Black Accessories - Technical Bulletin
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Cavityrock Black Accessories-Technical Bulletin
Cavityrock Black Accessories-Technical Bulletin
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Cavityrock Open Jointed Rainscreen Systems - Technical Bulletin
Cavityrock Open Jointed Rainscreen Systems - Technical Bulletin

ROCKWOOL CAVITYROCK® is designed, tested and approved for use in cavity wall and rainscreen systems. It is not necessary to use any weather resistant, protective material overtop the insulation.

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Cutting Recommendation for ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® Black
Cutting Recommendation for ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® Black

When installation requires cutting of the ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® Black, the insulation should be laid down on a rigid surface with the black finish facing up.

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Exposure to the Elements - Technical Bulletin
Exposure to the Elements - Technical Bulletin

ROCKWOOL insulation should be covered by the exterior cladding as soon as possible after installation, as the cladding will protect the insulation

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Fire Protection of Exterior Walls per NBC - Technical Bulletin
Fire Protection of Exterior Walls per NBC - Technical Bulletin

This document draws out some of the main points from the NBC regarding fire protection of exterior walls incorporating combustible components, claddings or cladding elements.

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QAI Code Evaluation Report 2022
QAI Code Evaluation Report 2022

ROCKWOOL is under factory audit procedures with QAI who routinely audit ROCKWOOL manufacturing facilities to ensure product specifications are being met.

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Storage of ROCKWOOL Products - Technical Bulletin
Storage of ROCKWOOL Products - Technical Bulletin

For long term storage, ROCKWOOL strongly recommends that the product be stored indoors in a dry location with the factory packaging removed.

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Storage, Handling and Weather Exposure of ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® Black
Storage, Handling and Weather Exposure of ROCKWOOL Cavityrock® Black

For long-term storage, ROCKWOOL strongly recommends that the product be stored indoors in a dry location with the factory packaging removed. If the product is stored outdoors, the factory packaging should be perforated and the product protected by a waterproof, breathable covering

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Water uptake of stone wool insulation
Water uptake of stone wool insulation

Building science fundamentals explains the importance of rain water control for wall assemblies via deflection, drainage and drying

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Fastening Requirements for ROCKWOOL - Technical Bulletin
Fastening Requirements for ROCKWOOL - Technical Bulletin
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Hail Testing Stone Wool with PVC and TPO - Technical Bulletin
Hail Testing Stone Wool with PVC and TPO - Technical Bulletin
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Moisture Management Properties of TOPROCK DD - Technical Bulletin
Moisture Management Properties of TOPROCK DD - Technical Bulletin
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R-Value Claims of PolyIsocyanurate Insulation - Technical Bulletin
R-Value Claims of PolyIsocyanurate Insulation - Technical Bulletin
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Stone Wool Delivers Stable R-Values at Extreme Temps - Technical Bulletin
Stone Wool Delivers Stable R-Values at Extreme Temps - Technical Bulletin
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AFB (Acoustical Fire Batts) Technical Datasheet
AFB (Acoustical Fire Batts) Technical Datasheet
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AFB Acoustical Fire Batts - Techdata - CA
AFB Acoustical Fire Batts - Techdata - CA
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AFB evo Formaldehyde-Free - Techdata
AFB evo Formaldehyde-Free - Techdata

ROCKWOOL AFB ® evo is a lightweight, acoustical fire batt stone wool insulation for steel stud interior wall and floor applications. This no added formaldehyde insulation provides superior sound absorbency and fire protection that contribute to the overall comfort and safety of occupants

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AFB evo Formaldehyde-Free - Techdata CA
AFB evo Formaldehyde-Free - Techdata CA
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CAVITYROCK Cavity Wall and Rainscreen Applications - Techdata
CAVITYROCK Cavity Wall and Rainscreen Applications - Techdata

ROCKWOOL Cavityrock ® semi-rigid stone wool insulation board available in mono and dual density is designed for exterior cavity wall and rainscreen applications. Choose mono-density insulation in thicknesses up to 2” or dual-density in thicknesses of 2.5” to 6”

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COMFORTBOARD 110 Continuous Insulation - Techdata
COMFORTBOARD 110 Continuous Insulation - Techdata

ROCKWOOL Comfortboard ® 110 is a rigid, high-density, non-combustible stone wool insulation board designed for use as an exterior continuous insulation in commercial applications

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CURTAINROCK 40 Curtain Wall Thermal Insulation - Techdata
CURTAINROCK 40 Curtain Wall Thermal Insulation - Techdata

ROCKWOOL Curtainrock® 40 is a lightweight, semirigid stone wool insulation board designed to provide enhanced fire protection in curtain wall and perimeter fire containment systems.

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CURTAINROCK 80 Curtain Wall Thermal Insulation - Techdata
CURTAINROCK 80 Curtain Wall Thermal Insulation - Techdata

ROCKWOOL Curtainrock® 80 is a lightweight, semirigid stone wool insulation board designed to provide enhanced fire protection in curtain wall and perimeter fire containment systems.

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CURTAINROCK Curtain Wall Thermal Insulation - Techdata
CURTAINROCK Curtain Wall Thermal Insulation - Techdata
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Frontrock Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS)
Frontrock Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS)

ROCKWOOL Frontrock™ products are semi-rigid stone wool insulation boards that are non-combustible and fire resistant, and will not develop toxic smoke or promote flame spread, even when directly exposed to fire.

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ROCKBOARD 40 Multi-Purpose Board Insulation - Techdata
ROCKBOARD 40 Multi-Purpose Board Insulation - Techdata
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ROCKBOARD 60 Multi-Purpose Board Insulation - Techdata
ROCKBOARD 60 Multi-Purpose Board Insulation - Techdata
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ROCKBOARD 80 Multi-Purpose Board Insulation - Techdata
ROCKBOARD 80 Multi-Purpose Board Insulation - Techdata
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ROCKWOOL PLUS MB Batt Insulation for Metal Buildings - Techdata
ROCKWOOL PLUS MB Batt Insulation for Metal Buildings - Techdata
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ROXUL SAFE 55 Metal Building Insulation - Techdata
ROXUL SAFE 55 Metal Building Insulation - Techdata
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ROXUL SAFE 65
ROXUL SAFE 65
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ROXUL SAFE Fire Safing Insulation - Techdata - Spanish
ROXUL SAFE Fire Safing Insulation - Techdata - Spanish
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ROXUL SAFE Fire Safing Insulation - Techdata
ROXUL SAFE Fire Safing Insulation - Techdata

ROCKWOOL ROXUL Safe® is a lightweight, semi-rigid stone wool insulation that provides fire-stopping and acoustical properties. It is designed to fill perimeter gaps between concrete floor slabs and exterior wall systems, between firewalls and ceiling slabs, and around conduit pipes and duct openings through walls and floor slabs.

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MONOBOARD Insulating Coverboard- Techdata
MONOBOARD Insulating Coverboard- Techdata
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MONOBOARD PLUS Bitumen-coated Coverboard Insulation - Techdata
MONOBOARD PLUS Bitumen-coated Coverboard Insulation - Techdata
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MULTIFIX Flat Roof Insulation - Techdata
MULTIFIX Flat Roof Insulation - Techdata
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TOPROCK DD Flat Roof Insulation- Techdata
TOPROCK DD Flat Roof Insulation- Techdata
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TOPROCK DD PLUS Flat Roof Insulation - Techdata 1
TOPROCK DD PLUS Flat Roof Insulation - Techdata 1
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TOPROCK DD PLUS Flat Roof Insulation - Techdata
TOPROCK DD PLUS Flat Roof Insulation - Techdata
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Cladding Attachment Solutions For Exterior Insulated Commercial Walls
Cladding Attachment Solutions For Exterior Insulated Commercial Walls

Cladding Attachment Solutions For Exterior Insulated Commercial Walls

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CAVITYROCK Builders Guide - Technical Guide
CAVITYROCK Builders Guide - Technical Guide
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COMFORTBOARD Mid-Rise Wood Construction - Technical Guide
COMFORTBOARD Mid-Rise Wood Construction - Technical Guide
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Board Insulation Attachment Guide
Board Insulation Attachment Guide

This ROCKWOOL Board Insulation Attachment Guide provides recommendations for attaching ROCKWOOL semi-rigid and rigid board insulation products for most common applications, when used as part of a cladding attachment system or as plain board installation.

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Certified by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal Building Materials Listing Program
Certified by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal Building Materials Listing Program

The building materials listing includes four ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products, including ROCKWOOL Comfortboard® 80, Comfortboard® 110, Toprock® DD and Multifix™, the first and only building insulation products in the listing.

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California Title 24 Part 6 2019 Energy Code Updates
California Title 24 Part 6 2019 Energy Code Updates

Because wildfires are common in California, Title 24, the state’s building code, also includes strict fire code requirements to address the vulnerability of buildings near wildfire-prone areas

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New Updates to NFPA 285 Could Affect Future Exterior Wall Assembly Designs
New Updates to NFPA 285 Could Affect Future Exterior Wall Assembly Designs

The need to meet strict energy requirements means architects need new, more versatile insulation materials, such as stone wool for exterior wall assemblies.

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LEED Submittal Guide
LEED Submittal Guide

All LEED information and supporting documentation can be found at Rockwool.com on the Certifications and Listings page

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ROCKWOOL Passive House Solutions Guide
ROCKWOOL Passive House Solutions Guide

Passive House is a voluntary standard for buildings where the primary goals are to achieve superior energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

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ROCKWOOL Cladding Attachment and Support Details
ROCKWOOL Cladding Attachment and Support Details
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ROCKWOOL ROXUL SAFE Application Guide
ROCKWOOL ROXUL SAFE Application Guide
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Structural Testing of Screws through Thick Exterior Insulation
Structural Testing of Screws through Thick Exterior Insulation
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Vapor Diffusion and Moisture Management - Technical Guide
Vapor Diffusion and Moisture Management - Technical Guide
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Roofing Installation Guide - Technical Guide
Roofing Installation Guide - Technical Guide
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Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Steel
Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Steel

As the construction industry moves toward more energy-efficient buildings, exterior insulation has been recognized as an effective solution for increasing the thermal performance of wall assemblies.

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Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Wood
Structural Testing of Screw Through Insulation - Wood

As the construction industry moves toward more energy-efficient buildings, installing exterior insulation is an effective solution to increasing thermal performance of wall assemblies.

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Performance of Strapping Attachment on Walls with Long Screws though ROCKWOOL Rigid Insulation – Technical Bulletin
Performance of Strapping Attachment on Walls with Long Screws though ROCKWOOL Rigid Insulation – Technical Bulletin

Research and in-situ performance has shown that attaching exterior strapping with just screws directly through layers of ROCKWOOL rigid stone wool insulation is an efficient cladding attachment solution from a thermal, structural and moisture perspective.

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Moisture Durability of Stone Wool Insulation
Moisture Durability of Stone Wool Insulation

Constructing buildings with continuous exterior insulation reduces thermal bridging and heat loss through the enclosure. It has also been repeatedly shown to reduce moisture durability risks related to cold weather condensation.

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Wind Washing of Air Permeable Insulation
Wind Washing of Air Permeable Insulation

Modern enclosure design favors the use of exterior continuous insulation (ci) over the supporting structure.

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Safe Use Instruction Sheet
Safe Use Instruction Sheet

ROCKWOOL provides this SUIS for safe handling and use instructions.

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