Dow’s Extruded Foam Insulation Combats Termites
At February’s International Builders’ Show, The Dow Chemical Company (Booth W2543) will be featuring extruded foam insulation that can be used in areas with very heavy termite infestation in below-grade applications such as exterior basement walls, interior crawl space walls and slab on-grade applications.
STYROFOAM™ BLUEGUARD™ extruded foam insulation meets code requirements for termite-resistant foam plastic. Designed to be used in conjunction with a total insect management program, it has proven in extensive field testing to resist termites tunneling through the foam. It also provides the added value of insulating the foundation to protect against energy and moisture loss.
The insulation contains an insecticide that protects the foam from termites and other wood-destroying insects. The insecticide is incorporated within the plastic of the foam matrix of the Styrofoam during the manufacturing process, ensuring that it will remain intact for the life of the insulation. This is not a surface treatment, Dow says, and it will not wash off or leach away.
STYROFOAM BLUEGUARD is an extruded polystyrene insulation and it provides superior long-term R-Value and moisture resistance.
The insulation protects the waterproofing or damp-proofing membrane from damage caused by backfill. It also keeps the crawl space, basement wall or slab-on grade application warm, reducing the potential for condensation, mold and mildew. Gloves are required when handling, because it contains insecticide.
For more information, visit Booth W2543; call 866-583-BLUE; or click here.
The Dow Chemical Company is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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