We know what you’re thinking: “My attic already has insulation, so why do I need more insulation?” There are many benefits obtained from adding a layer of insulation to your attic.
As a general rule of thumb, if you can see the joists in your attic, your house could use some more insulation. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in the United States do not have the recommended level of insulation in the attic. So, if you need more insulation in your attic, why choose TAP® Pest Control Insulation over other loose insulation such as fiberglass?
It’s in the name! TAP stands for Thermal Acoustical Pest Control Insulation. This isn’t your grandmother’s insulation, and you’re getting more than a layer of insulation. Here’s the rundown:
- Thermal. TAP® Pest Control Insulation serves as a blanket for your home when it is installed in your attic. The cellulose fibers interconnect to create an insulation that is dense enough to stop air flow while light enough to trap heat. TAP® has an R-Value of R-3.6 per inch, while most loose fiberglass insulations are R-2.5 per inch. Translation: You won’t need to add as much of TAP® to protect your home. Remember, less is more!
- Acoustical. Just like it is easier for heat to flow through solid materials, it is also easier for sound to flow through solid materials. The small air pockets created by the interconnection of the paper fibers in TAP® Pest Control Insulation reduce the amount of sound transmitted from fiber to fiber. TAP® provides better acoustical control throughout your home, allowing you to relax in a more comfortable environment.
- Pest Control. TAP® Pest Control Insulation’s most differentiating quality is the added layer of permanent pest protection reassuring the you that your home as well as your family’s health is protected. The pesticide properties of TAP® come from a specialized form of borate material that is applied to the paper fibers during the manufacturing process.
Oh, did we mention that TAP bears the ENERGY STAR® seal and insulate mark and is UL Classified? Choosing TAP Pest Control Insulation for your home or business is an easy and smart decision.
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