How Do Foam Wall Plate
you're looking for a low-cost, simple way to save energy in your home,
apartment, condo, or building, one
of the easiest improvements is to install foam wall plate gaskets. The purpose of foam
wall plate gaskets is to seal and insulate the wall cavities behind
electrical outlets &
switch plate covers, which will create a barrier against the
unconditioned outside air while sealing in the conditioned air
produced by your heating and cooling system. A blower door
test confirms that ALL switch plate and electrical outlet receptacles
(including inner walls) are leaky and need to be sealed / insulated
since electrical wires and pipes run across walls which introduce outside air from your crawlspace, basement or
attic. All of these wall penetrations contribute to a heating and
cooling loss by as much as 20%.
Since My Home is Well
Insulated, Will Foam Wall Plate Gaskets Really Benefit Me?
Unfortunately, insulation does not stop
air infiltration. Insulation is made up of fibers that allow
air to pass through it. Insulation simply serves as a thermal barrier
(much like a blanket) which keeps you warm, yet allows your body to
breathe. Foam wall plate
gaskets have a double benefit of sealing air and thermally insulating, which will provide
an even greater benefit than having insulation alone.
Do Wall Plate Gaskets Provide More Than an Energy Saving Benefit?
Sealers Help to Protect and Prevent Bedbugs and Other Pests:
Wall plate gaskets
not only seal and insulate, but they also help to prevent invasive
pests like spiders, cockroaches, silverfish and prevent bedbugs from
entering your living space. Apartments, condominiums, hotels,
or motels are susceptible to this more than any other occupied
space. Once an outbreak occurs in one room, it is easy to spread to
other rooms in the complex. In addition to the basics of caulking
around bathroom and kitchen pipes, wall plate sealers help to
prevent unwanted pests by sealing off the second most vulnerable
areas such as electrical outlets and switch plates. If air can move,
so can pests. Our foam wall plate gaskets are safe and easy to work
with unlike pesticides which can be harmful to people and pets.
Wall Plate Sealers Stop Smoke From Entering Your Living Space:
Upset about the
smoking neighbor but don't want to move? Apartments, condominiums,
hotels, motels, and offices have the challenge of containing
cigarette smoke and preventing smoke from contaminating other areas of
the building. No matter if you have a smoker as a neighbor or
you are a smoker and want to be considerate of your neighbors, foam
wall plate sealers help to create a barrier against cigarette, pipe,
or cigar smoke by sealing living spaces from the smoke.
Wall Plate Insulators / Sealers are
Safe and Easy to Install.
of U.L. flame retardant foam, our wall plate insulators install easily
behind the faceplate (all you need is a screwdriver to remove the
faceplate), which become completely invisible once installed.
We offer foam wall plate gaskets in bulk packs which will save big
compared to the home improvement stores. For multiple gang switch
plates, simply team up the gaskets by laying them side-by-side on the
faceplate and trim with scissors as necessary.