Temperature Control through EPS Insulation

Expanded Polystyrene, or EPS foam, has many applications. One of its many qualities is its ability to insulate and control temperature. In previous posts, you have heard us talk about this feature regarding vaccine shipments. This quality also makes EPS, as well as expanded polypropylene (EPP), ideal for food shipment and delivery of temperature-controlled products. However, unless you work in building or construction, you may have never thought about EPS as a home insulator. 

When many consumers think of home insulation, what first comes to mind is the rolls of pink and yellow fiberglass you can find in big box stores. But you may be surprised to learn that you would also find sheets of EPS foam in these same stores. Both types of insulation are effective, but their use cases often vary. EPS insulation is the better choice for moisture as it stands up much better than fiberglass. For this reason, contractors frequently choose EPS foam to insulate basements, particularly when it will be up against masonry. In addition, builders will often choose EPS over fiberglass on the outside of homes before siding. Finally, if you are looking to make a room more soundproof? EPS is an excellent choice for that as well. Oh, and let us not forget the importance of EPS in roofing insulation!

Foam insulation is an exceptional choice if you need to insulate a product, your home, or a commercial building. Plymouth Foam, an Altor Solutions company, would love to help you find the best solution for your use case. Please email us at sales@plymouthfoam.com with any questions or to place an order.