To keep a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, every home needs insulation. The question for homeowners then becomes: What insulation is the most effective? One increasingly popular solution is TAP (Thermal, Acoustic, Pest Control) insulation, namely because it performs three functions at the same time. If you are planning to install new insulation in your home and want to learn more about TAP insulation in particular, take a look below at just three of the biggest advantages.
No Need to Sacrifice Comfort
Because of the variety of benefits TAP insulation offers, some homeowners may worry that the things they associate most with insulation — a decrease in overall heat flow, and a subsequent increase in comfort — will be compromised. Fortunately, this is not the case at all. The thermal properties of TAP insulation are delivered via cellulose fibers which can actually trap heat more effectively than many other types of conventional insulation, leaving you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Many homeowners find that it also has the added advantage of lower heating bills.
Cut Down on Noise Pollution
Another main purpose of insulation is to ensure that noises within different parts of your home do not travel very far, and TAP insulation performs well in this category too. The aforementioned network of cellulose fibers traps sound waves just as effectively as heat and can reduce or even completely eliminate most everyday household sounds. Installing TAP insulation behind exterior wall panels can also limit the impact of outdoor noises such as passing cars and barking dogs.
Prevent Pests from Ever Becoming a Problem
While there are plenty of traditional insulation options that also trap heat and noise effectively, none can claim the added benefit of pest control. Above all else, this is what makes TAP insulation unique. The fibers that make up TAP insulation are coated with a borate base, which helps to deter and kill insects. Ants, termites, cockroaches, crickets, and beetles will all be affected if they try to make your home theirs. TAP insulation as a preventative measure is far easier (and almost always more cost-effective) than waiting until a massive termite infestation forces you to have your home fumigated.
If you are looking for more than just standard insulation and want to prevent pests from ever becoming a problem in your home, there is no better solution than TAP insulation.Share