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October 20, 2014
Do you remember last year's heating bills? They were near record high. Whether you use oil, natural gas, or some other biodegradable heat source, you paid through the nose, and for some, it was enough to drive them into foreclosure. Now, more than ever, it is important to make the right choices to preserve the investment you've made in your home. Insurance might protect your home from water damage, but how do you protect yourself from something like "the economic strain of high heating costs"? Those heat bills can be as much of a threat to your home as mold, termite infestation, fire, and hurricanes.
I can't help you with the hurricanes, but I may be able to help you with the others. If you want to protect the investment you have in your home, TAP insulation is a no-brainer. Seriously. This is a spray insulation that will lower your energy bill, protect against mold, kill the bugs and rodents that eat your home, and give you added fire protection. If you're not using TAP insulation, you're putting your home and your family at risk.
Whether you're building a new home, or protecting your current investment, TAP insulation is the right choice. This is a spray insulation. That means it can be sprayed over your existing insulation, for an added layer of protection. And, it fills the gaps your current insulation missed. If you're building a new home, TAP is a great choice, because there is no excess or waste. You only pay for what you need, and you get a blanket of interlocking fibers that decrease air movement, and create a buffer that resists heat transfer. If all it did was insulate your home, it would still be a far better choice than fiberglass.
TAP is also an EPA registered fungicide. This insulation is highly effective against mildew and mold germination. If you know anyone who has ever battled with mold, you know that this has the potential to save you thousands of dollars--and protect your family from harmful health risks. According to KGW TV, a Vancouver family lost their home, and suffered serious health issues, because of mold. Mold is not something you want to mess around with.
Insect and rodent infestation is another homewrecker, but the borates in TAP insulation kill some insects on contact, and others through ingestion. You won't have to worry about getting rodents in your attic, or wood chewing bugs in your crawl spaces. In this controlled test, "termites were unable to fully penetrate any of the tunneling arenas containing TAP insulation." What does that mean for you? That means you don't have to worry about these silent invaders hiding in your wall voids or attic space.
TAP insulation is also flame retardant. If a fire breaks out in your home, you don't have to fear that it will spread through your attic and wall voids. And it does this without releasing dangerous gases. In fact, there is nothing about TAP insulation that is abrasive to humans. Unlike fiberglass, you can handle TAP without any irritation to your skin or eyes.
Lower your heat bill, get protected from dangerous mold, protect your home from wood eating bugs and rodents, and add a layer of fire protection with one investment. Getting TAP insulation will be the best thing you ever did to protect your family and your home. Period.