Can insulation catch fire?

Can insulation catch fire?

All insulation products sold in Australia conform to Australian Fire Safety Standards, which mean that none of them can sustain combustion.

However, some materials are particularly fireproof: rock wool, polyester and glass wool do not combust and, even if exposed to flames, will produce very little smoke or fumes.

To prevent future overheating and house fires, insulation must be installed with a certain amount of space around halogen downlight fittings. Otherwise replace the halogen downlights with IC-4 rated LED downlights. This requires the expertise of a professional.

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