How Do You Protect Foam Board Insulation From Termites and Ants?

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HOW DO YOU PROTECT FOAM BOARD INSULATION FROM TERMITES AND ANTS?

For above-grade applications, it is best to protect Halo Exterra foam board insulation from termites and ants by using bug screens. For Below grade applications, Halo Subterra foam board can be purchased from participating plants with a termite-resistant additive.

Termite Area Map
Termite Area Map

Exterra is the Halo foam board insulation specifically designed for above grade applications. Here are three above grade details utilizing bug screens to protect the Halo Exterra foam board insulation, as well as the other elements of the wood frame wall assembly:

  • Foundation Transition Detail
  • Wall Transition Detail
  • Roof Transition Detail
Foundation Transition Example
Foundation Transition Example
Wall Transition Example
Wall Transition Example
Roof Transition Example
Roof Transition Example

Subterra is the Halo foam board insulation specifically designed for below grade applications. When offered with a factory-added imidacloprid coating to the graphite polystyrene (GPS) beads that form it’s foam core, Subterra is more resistant to termite infestation. This treatment is not offered by all Halo plants, please contact your local Halo manufacturer for availability.

About the author:
Andy Lennox
President, Logix Brands Ltd.