TAP attic insulation
Pacific Coast Termite has the training and tools to install TAP insulation in California attics as part of comprehensive pest control management plan.
An attic cleaning service is done prior to TAP installation.
What is TAP insulation?
TAP is a natural fiber insulation treated with boric acid and other proprietary formulations to produce fire-retardant, thermally superior, sound-deadening insulation with pest-controlling properties.
- Thermal insulation is a material that has air-filled cells or voids, or heat-reflective surfaces, which retard the transfer of heat to cold.
- Acoustical insulation retards the transmission of sound.
- Pest Control insulation, is EPA approved and labeled pesticide to control listed insects.
Tap into 5 benefits of TAP insulation
- Energy Savings
TAP keeps homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter, for less money. Because it is denser than fiberglass insulation, air does not move through it well, so it resists heat transfer by convection, as well as conduction and radiation. And since it does not come with the leaks and drafts associated with ordinary insulation, mechanical systems don’t work as hard and can be down-sized, resulting in more energy savings. Areas in the home maintain more uniform temperatures between floors and ceilings, upstairs and downstairs, even next to exterior walls.
- Noise Reduction
TAP reduces unwelcome noise from outside and helps create a peaceful haven inside the home or business. Insulated interior walls reduce distracting noises – such as toilets flushing and appliances running – heard throughout residential and businesses spaces.
- Pest Control
TAP helps control pests in your home. Pests can breed and form colonies in the attic and behind walls, coming out at night, seeking food and water. More than just annoying, they can severely damage building structures. TAP is an EPA-labeled pest control insulation, treated with pure boric acid. Although deadly to many insects, it is acceptable for use around humans and pets. It eliminates self-grooming insects, upon contact. Insects cannot build up a tolerance to TAP, and it never needs re-treating. TAP controls ants, cockroaches, silverfish, termites, and other insects listed on the EPA label.
- All Natural
TAP is all natural and permanent! It is made from all natural boric acid and recycled newsprint; thus while you’re saving energy, you’re also conserving landfill space.
- Fire Resistant
Most houses are cellulose (made from wood and forest products). TAP contains a fire-retardant chemical that actually makes homes and businesses less vulnerable to fire. Ordinary fiberglass insulation can melt, creating a chimney-like effect in a wall. TAP, with its fire-retardant characteristics, forms a charred surface barrier which limits the spread of fire.
Where and how is TAP installed?
As part of a total pest management package, TAP can be used to cap existing insulation in attics, or can be installed in the attics of a new home construction.
Blown-in TAP forms a perfect fit in attic, seeking nooks and crannies, filling the entire cavity. As every home builder knows, stud cavities are not uniform in size; thus, gaps and voids form when uniformly sized batts are used. Unlike fiberglass batts, TAP is never cut on the job site, or stuffed into the cavity to fit behind pipes and conduits, reducing the R-Value. With TAP, the R-Value stays in the insulation! And that means the added value stays in the home and becomes a permanent benefit.
Request a TAP insulation price estimate
If you live in California and want to benefit from TAP insulation in your home or building, then don’t hesitate to contact us online or call 1-800-PACIFIC (1-800-722-4342) to request a price estimate.