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New Way To Insulate Older Farm Homes
Here's an easy new way to insulate the walls, ceilings and floors of older farm homes to cut heating and cooling costs, and to cover unsightly cracks and other blemishes in the process.
Called Sempatap, it's an inside wall covering made in Switzerland and now available in the U.S. from Sempatap Inc., Nicholasville, Kty.
"It's great for older farm homes which don't have much or any insulation," says Kathleen Nye, a Minneapolis, Minn., distributor of the product. She notes that besides Sempatap's insulative value it also dresses up walls by covering bumps, cracks, etc. The material is pliable and can even be wrapped around pipes.
The 3/16 in. thick wall covering has a latex-foam padding. The surface is made of non-woven polyester and can be painted, wallpapered or paneled over. It has an 1.7 R value, about the same insulation value as 8 in. of concrete, according to the company.
Sempatap, applied with a vinyl adhesive available from hardware stores, is available with an aluminum covering for installing behind radiators to reflect heat away from the wall. Also available is Sempafloor, a material that you can install under your carpet and carpet pad for added insulation.
Costs for Sempatap range from $1 to $1.25 a sq. foot. It comes in 42 and 84 ft. long rolls in widths of 30, 36 or 60 in. Also available in 16 by 24 in. sheets.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sempatap, Inc., John Watts Drive, Nicholasville, Kty. 40356 (ph 800 354-9064).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1