When we think of insulation, often we only think of the savings we're going to see on our heating bill. But insulation doesn't just keep the heat from escaping in the winter. It also keeps the heat from getting into your home in the summer. Insulation prevents heat transfer by reducing heat loss by conduction, convection, and radiation. And every home that has a good layer of insulation is going to cost less to heat in the winter and keep cool in the summer. But insulation can offer benefits beyond even this. Some of them might even surprise you.
As you may have guessed, one of the benefits that insulation can provide is pest control, but that is only when you invest in pest control insulation. While other types of insulation are used by pests to make nests and dens to raise their offspring inside your home, pest control insulation has borates which are toxic to pests and non-toxic to humans. When bugs and rodents enter your home to chew on the wood, damage your belongings, spread illness, chew through electrical wires, and other unhelpful things, this type of insulation will immediately start working to protect you, your family, your pets, and your property.
Beyond its ability to deter or exterminate invading pests, pest control insulation works to resist fungi and mold development, which can cause health complications for a family. Fungi and mold are usually the result of moisture and humidity issues in a home. And, not only does pest control insulation naturally diffuse moisture, it effectively kills mold spores and is an EPA-approved anti-fungal agent.
When a fire breaks out in a home, it can spread quickly through wall voids and rafter voids. Pest control insulation is flame-retardant. That means, a fire is going to have to work harder to move through your home, and the fire department is going to have more time to get to you and put that fire out.
Unlike fiberglass, pest control insulation is not abrasive. If you have to go up into your attic area, you don't have to worry about being exposed.
The biggest benefit of all is that pest control insulation is a blown-insulation that can be applied on top of your current insulation. If you'd like to learn more, or schedule an appointment with an InCide® Attic Insulation installer, reach out to us today.