What is insulation? You may have seen pictures of those fluffy pink pads stuffed in between the frames of unfinished attics. That deceptively soft-seeming material is an example of fiberglass insulation, but that’s only one variety in a list of many.
Insulation, to put it simply, is a barrier that’s meant to separate a home from the elements. It slows the transfer of heat with aims to keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It also dampens sound from outdoors, and newer materials in the industry are even able to eradicate a lot of the most common pests in Manhattan, Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas!
American Pest Management is proud to offer a variety of home and attic insulation. We are happy to provide our customers throughout the Manhattan, Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas area with these services, which not only keep your home more efficient, but more comfortable as well.
Types of Insulation
There are several different materials of home insulation on the market today. There’s fiberglass, which many homeowners are already familiar with. You may also want to consider cellulose and foam insulation. Some companies even offer unconventional insulation like wool, denim, or natural fibers.
Depending on the material, you can find insulation in:
- Batts, which come in pre-cut “blankets” perfect for unfinished walls, floors and ceilings.
- Rolled insulation, similar to batts, but rolled out between frames in unfinished walls, floors or ceilings.
- Loose-fill, which can be blown into open spaces to provide better coverage.
What you need depends on the space and what you want out of an insulator. Are you looking for a quieter home? Do you want to have an extra layer of pest protection? Communicate with your insulation technician, and they can help guide you to the best material for you.
- Ants >
- Bat Bugs
- Boxelder Bugs >
- Centipedes >
- Cockroaches >
- Crickets >
- Darkling Beetles
- Earwigs >
- Kudzu Bugs >
- Lady Beetles >
- Millipedes >
- Pillbugs >
- Silverfish >
- Sowbugs >
- Stink Bugs >
- Termites >
Need an Estimate for TAP® Insulation?
Benefits of TAP® InsulationActing quickly and proactively is the first step in maintaining a pest-FREE home. Here are some of the benefits of TAP insulation:
- Keeps home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter
- Reduces heating and cooling bills 20-40% and pays for itself over time
- 32% more efficient than fiberglass insulation
- More fire retardant than fiberglass insulation
- Controls pests that may enter your attic
- Reduces noise
- Environmentally responsible – TAP has earned an Energy STAR and is made from 87% recycled paper
- Can be installed over existing insulation
- Lifetime warranty – you’ll NEVER have to replace it
Insulation Frequently Asked Questions
A. R-value is the measure of an insulator’s ability in terms of climate control and energy efficiency. But you don’t necessarily need the highest R-value possible to get a quality insulation. The range you should buy in depends on the region you live in, and in the Manhattan, Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas area, you typically only need something between an R-49 and R-60.
A. TAP is made from primarily recycled materials. And, since it’s such a high-quality insulator, it allows your HVAC appliances to run more efficiently under less energy. This reduces your carbon footprint and lengthens the lifespan of your heating and air conditioning, keeping them out of the landfills for a few more seasons.
A. It’s been shown in studies that upwards of 90 percent of US homes are under-insulated. When this happens, it has a few unfortunate results. Temperature treated air escapes at a faster rate, resulting in you overexciting your HVAC systems to overcompensate. This means you spend more on your monthly energy bill, as well as one repair costs for when your systems inevitably break down from overuse.
A. TAP doesn’t lose effectivity over the years the way other insulations do. But, while it’s resistant towards mold and mildew, it’s still vulnerable to excess moisture. So if you’d like to take full advantage of your TAP, it helps to monitor the humidity in your attic and crawlspace.
A. The exact length of installation depends on a few factors: the space you’re looking to insulate, the age of your property, and the type of installation being involved. With all of that in mind, the process could take between 5-12 hours on average.
A. Like the length of installation, the cost of insulation depends on the scope of the project – a smaller attic space will require less labor and material than the wall voids or floor of a new build. If you want to know an exact quote, you can call the team at American Pest Management for a personalized consultation.
Pest Control Insulation Services in Manhattan, Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas
At American Pest Management, our goal is to reduce the conditions in your property that may lead to pest problems and other forms of household discomfort. We are capable of eradicating a variety of infestations, but we’d much rather provide our friends and neighbors in with consistent protection from many insect pests. Our home insulation services can help decrease the risk of pest problems inside your home without you having to do anything after the initial installation. TAP, and other forms of home insulation, is a smart investment for new and existing structures, and we are proud to have licensed technicians that have the experience needed to install it in your Manhattan, Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas property. Contact us today for a free consultation!