It’s called TAP® Pest Control Insulation (TAP stands for Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control). It’s the only Energy Star-labeled product that is also EPA-certified to control pests, and it’s 32% more energy efficient than traditional insulation. TAP® Pest Control Insulation’s active ingredient – borate – is a naturally occurring and less invasive solution to eliminate pests.
Cellulose insulation such as TAP takes less energy to make than other insulation products, is made from 80%+ recycled paper, reduces a home’s carbon footprint by saving energy, and provides no post-installation waste. It is proud to carry the ENERGY STAR® seal. Learn more at energystar.gov.
As an added benefit, TAP® Pest Control Insulation contains a fire retardant that can make your home safer in the event of fire. Traditional insulation can melt creating a chimney-like effect in your wall. TAP® Pest Control Insulation will not hold a flame and forms a ‘charred’ surface barrier which has been shown to limit the spread of fire.
It has been estimated that 65% of homes in the U.S. are under-insulated, and most homes over 10 years old only have about a third of the recommended amount of insulation. At Comfort Teach, we can professionally install TAP over your existing attic insulation. So you can stay cool, and spend less time sweating over bugs.