T. A. P Pest Control Insulation Product Information
T. A. P stands for:
. Pest Control
These are also the three primary benefits of TAP Pest Control Insulation. As a cellulose insulation, TAP Pest Control Insulation is produced by grinding-up old newspapers into small enough pieces where the paper fibers begin connecting to create small air pockets within the insulation. These small air pockets and the unique characteristics of the cellulose paper fibers are the key to the superior performance of TAP Pest Control Insulation.
Thermal Benefits of T•A•P® Pest Control Insulation
TAP Pest Control Insulation serves as a blanket for your home when installed in the attic. The cellulose fibers interconnect to create a nearly perfect balance of the two qualities homeowners should look for in their insulation: dense enough to stop air flow while light enough to trap heat.
superior insulation product with a good R-value that prevents heat loss via conduction and convection and is densely packed preventing heat loss via air infiltration and radiation. Click here to learn more about the recommended R-value of the attic insulation for your region of the country.
Heat flows much easier through hard materials than through air. The small paper fibers of TAP Pest Control Insulation interconnect to create small pockets of air which work to slow the overall flow of heat through the insulation. The thing that makes TAP Pest Control Insulation unique is the paper fibers are heavy enough to also slow the flow of air through the insulation. The amount by which any insulation product slows the flow of heat is measured in Resistance-value or R-value. The greater the R-value, the better the general performance of the insulation. The R-value of the insulation in your home can be increased simply by adding more insulation. TAP Pest Control Insulation is a
On every big difference between TAP Pest Control Insulation and other loose insulation is the ability to slow the flow of air as well as heat. Since TAP Pest Control Insulation is more dense, TAP® Pest Control Insulation does a better job at slowing the flow of air. This is especially important during the coldest times of the year when the flow of air from your home is the strongest and when you also need your insulation to work the best.
Pest Control Benefits of T•A•P® Pest Control Insulation
Once an insect comes in contact with TAP Pest Control Insulation, the borate particles become connected to the insect. Since most household insects are ‘self-grooming,’ they will ultimately ingest the particles which begins the process of killing the insect. The borate particles work to kill the insect by disrupting the insect’s digestive process causing the insect to starve. Click here to learn more about the benefits and safe use of borates in pesticides and other consumer products.
During the manufacturing process of TAP Pest Control Insulation, the borate material is applied to the paper fibers. The natural characteristics of the paper fibers makes it possible for the specialized borate particles to lightly stick to the fibers.This allows for the borate material to be evenly distributed throughout all of the insulation material making it impossible for insects to crawl through the TAP Pest Control Insulation without contacting the borate particles.
TAP Pest Control Insulation is a unique form of pesticide for your attic as well as an excellent insulation material. The key aspect of TAP Pest Control Insulation that provides the pesticide benefit is the use of a very specialized form of borate material as an additive to the paper fibers. The type of borate material used in TAP Pest Control Insulation is commonly used by pest management professionals in cabinets, around baseboards of homes, and even around the outside of the homes to kill insects. Click here to learn more about Safety benefits of TAP Pest Control Insulation.
How Much TAP® Pest Control Insulation Do I Need?
Most homeowners are surprised to learn that their home may not have as much insulation as it should. If your home was built before 2007, there is a good chance your home is under insulated. In fact, most homes built in 2014 are being built with more insulation in the attic than in 2010. It is even more surprising for homeowners to learn that their home built in 2014 only included the minimum required level of insulation and not the recommended level of insulation.
The building code requirements for insulation in new homes and the recommendations from the US Department of Energy have changed over time as a result of increases in the cost of energy. The long-term savings potential increases for homes with more insulation in their attic. As a result of the changes in the cost of energy, there is an opportunity for most homeowners to save money on their heating and cooling bills by adding insulation in their attic. Everyone likes to have more money in their wallet at the end of you the year. You can as well!
So, how do you know if you have enough insulation in your attic? Simple. Just measure the depth of the insulation with a ruler and compare the amount that you observe to the simple table below. Remember to identify the correct climate zone below in which you live. If you have less than the recommended level of insulation in your attic, then there is an opportunity to lower your heating and cooling bills by adding additional TAP® Pest Control Insulation to your attic.
|Climate Zone|| Minimum Required|
for New Homes
What is R-Value anyway?
R-Value is short for Resistance-Value and is the amount by which any insulation product slows the flow of heat. The greater the R-value, the better the general performance of the insulation. The R-value of the insulation in your home can be increased simply by adding more insulation.
TAP® Pest Control Insulation is a superior insulation product with a good R-value, 3.6 per inch to be exact which is higher than all other types of insulation on the market today. TAP® Pest Control Insulation prevents heat loss via conduction and convection. It is also densely packed preventing heat loss via air infiltration and radiation.
So, what are the differences between TAP® Pest Control Insulation and other loose insulation such as fiberglass? We are so glad you asked.
- TAP® Pest Control Insulation has the ability to slow the flow of air as well as heat.
- Since TAP® Pest Control Insulation is more dense than fiberglass, TAP® Pest Control Insulation does a better job at slowing the flow of air. This comes in handy during the winter when your home is most vulnerable to the elements. Learn more about the thermal benefits of TAP® Pest Control Insulation.
- TAP® Pest Control Insulation provides better acoustical control throughout your home allowing homeowners to relax in a comfortable environment.
- TAP® Pest Control’s most differentiating quality is the added layer of pesticide reassuring homeowners that their home and health is protected. Learn more about the pesticide benefits of TAP® Pest Control Insulation.
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