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New home insulation products do more than one job

by Jill Sell

Installing TAP Pest Control Insulation

Installing TAP Pest Control Insulation

Many of us are working harder these days, sometimes doing two jobs. We like it when products we buy also do double duty. TAP or Thermal Acoustic Pest Control Insulation is one of those products.

TAP Pest Control Insulation cuts energy bills by reducing heat transfer through walls and attics. It also deadens sounds that occur inside and outside of the house. But TAP Pest Control Insulation also adds a third component. TAP Pest Control Insulation utilizes a borate pest control system that kills many crawling pests year round, including ants, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, and others pests.

TAP Pest Control Insulation’s borates are mineral salts that are mined from the earth that are commonly used in many consumer products. Borates have an extremely low toxicity to mammals, but they kill not just repel insects.

The environmentally-friendly, blown-in cellulose insulation can be installed on top of existing home attic insulation. TAP Pest Control Insulation must be installed by a licensed pest management company.

SuperAttic replaces three products, including air sealing, insulation and a radiant barrier. It “offers superior energy performance throughout the year, as well as a neater, cleaner appearance and more usable attic space.”

CertainTeed CertaSpray Foam Insulation is a new, all-in-one insulation sealing system. The product can be used for whole house applications or in combination with fiberglass. It is particularly advantageous for areas in the home that are difficult to fill with traditional insulation.

The foam reduces hot and cold spots, improves sound quality, and reduces energy demands and moisture penetration. It can be used for exterior and interior walls, cathedral ceilings, floors over garages, and around plumbing and rim joists.

Professional house inspectors will examine a home’s insulation for potential home buyers. Real estate agents and appraisers will also consider the condition of a home’s insulation before assigning a value to the property. Buyers want to know that a home is well insulated, saving them future energy costs. They would also prefer not having to improve the insulation themselves once they take ownership.

Current homeowners or home sellers should save all documentation and possible warranty information when installing new insulation for further reference.

See full article at www.Cleveland.com.

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Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) Arizona Pest Professional Organization (AZPPO) Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Habersham Chamber of Commerce Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA)
National Pest Management Association (NPMA) National Insulation Contractors Exchange (NICE) National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) South Carolina Pest Control Association (SCPCA) Tennessee Pest Management Association (TNPMA) Texas Pest Control Association (TXPCA) Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA)
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