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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

   The finished product is a mass of fine, intertwined fibers that are bound together in blankets or used as a loose fill, and has a wide variety of industrial and residential insulation applications.

   We come across older rock wool insulation occasionally in Gainesville homes, often buried under a top layer of newer insulation. New rock wool insulation is considered an environmentally friendly building material and LEED rated.

   For more information about rock wool and other types of home insulation, we recommend a visit to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) website at: To find out more about asbestos, go to our blog post “How can I tell if there is asbestos in a house?”

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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