Most people in the remodeling or building industry can tell you their own personal horror story about termites. Termites destroy wood in foundations, walls, and roofs of houses, and treating them and the damage they leave behind can be an expensive and difficult task. Most people aren’t aware of the damage caused by termites until it is too late to eliminate them.
Since the introduction of Fullback®V Siding Insulation for vinyl siding, we have incorporated a termite inhibitor in our insulating foam for several reasons:
1.) We know that a termite will tunnel through ordinary foam insulation for shelter.
2.) The foam conceals the insects, leaving them undetected so they can have easy access to the wooden parts of the home structure.
3.) The tunnels that termites leave behind damage the insulating value of the foam, and termite excretions compromise the strength of the foam.
In 2008, we began using a different brand of termite inhibitor called Preventol®TM EPS, which we believe is a superior product for the war on termites. Preventol® TM EPS is not a repellant, but a systemic insecticide which protects the foam from termite damage. In testing, Preventol®TM EPS outperformed all other similar or related products by a wide margin.
Preventol® TM is used at very low concentrations, which have been shown to be safe for installers and homeowners. The active ingredient in Preventol® TM is also commonly used for crop protection as well as in collars and topical treatments for flea and tick control on pets, and at much higher concentrations than what is present in our products.
Every product we make at Progressive Foam contains this termite inhibitor, so you can rest assured that your insulation will not become a home to thousands of unwanted guests.