TAP Insulation


What is T•A•P®?

T•A•P® is an incredible product that Ransford is excited to be aligned with. Not only will it help you save energy $$ on your HEATING and COOLING BILLS but it is made from 87% recycled paper in a process that uses way less energy (59%) to produce than fiberglass. T•A•P® Pest Control Insulation is one of the best performing insulation products on the market. T•A•P® outperforms traditional fiberglass insulation by 32% while providing a permanent pest control barrier for your attic. T•A•P® has earned the ENERGY STAR label from the EPA.

T•A•P® is a natural fiber (newspaper and other recycled papers) treated with Boric acid (found in many everyday products like soap, Play Dough, etc.) to produce a fire-retardant, thermally superior (vs fiberglass), sound deadening insulation with PERMANENT PEST CONTROL properties. T•A•P® is acceptable for use around humans and pets but deadly to self-grooming insects like ants, silverfish, termites, and others pests as listed on product label.

How does it work ?

T•A•P® is a loose fill cellulose insulation that is blown in using a special machine. Unlike traditional rolled in insulation, where energy can pass through the butted ends of the product, T•A•P® forms a perfect fit filling all nooks and crannies. T•A•P® can be used as a “cap” over existing rolled in insulation (eliminating the butt-together areas where energy can escape easily) or it can be used on its own. Self-grooming insects (ants, silverfish, termites, etc.) crawl through the insulation, transferring the Boric acid to their bodies and die after ingesting it.

How will I save money ?

When added to existing insulation, or installed on its own, T•A•P® keeps your air comfortable ($$ HEAT or A/C) in the living area of your home with less leakage into your attic. This reduces the energy $$ required to heat and cool your home AND also saves $$ when your heating and cooling equipment run (saving on equipment wear and tear).

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Source: EnergyStar.Gov

What pests does T•A•P® control ?

T•A•P® Thermal, Acoustical, and Pest Control Insulation is a ready-to-use insect control insulation. The product is tested to help control the listed insects (and other arthropods) and is intended to prevent their infestations in building voids (attic, wall, between-floors&crawlspaces) where the product is applied. Its effect begins only after insect contact with the product.

It controls: Cockroaches,Termites* (including Formosan Termites),Ants, Silverfish, Earwigs, Crickets,Sowbugs, Darkling Beetles,Millipedes, Centipedes, and Booklice.

* Not recommended as sole protection against termites. Use of this product does not substitute for pre and/or post-construction mechanical alteration, soil treatment or foundation treatment. For active termite infestations, get a professional inspection.

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