Lutherville, MD (PRWEB) October 7, 2007
Anyone who watches television knows that this is the age for home improvement. There are many shows on television that focus on home improvements. There are even some stations dedicated to home improvements. With so many people performing home improvements, contractors and designers were forced to devise new materials to use that would be more cost effective and efficient. This is where expanded polystyrene enters the picture.
Expanded polystyrene is a very lightweight and very strong product that can be used for a variety of different home improvement projects. Expanded polystyrene makes a great construction material because it is now very environmentally friendly. This is because expanded polystyrene no longer contains CFSs.
Expanded polystyrene can be found in several areas of many homes. Many new homes are being constructed with wall insulation that is constructed out of expanded polystyrene. This is because expanded polystyrene has millions of very tiny air pockets located through the material. These air pockets act as insulators because they will essentially stop air from flowing through the insulation. This means that heat will stay inside the house and the cold winter air will stay outside the house.
Another great area where expanded polystyrene is gaining in popularity is in architectural design. Today's styles are very different from the popular styles twenty years ago; however, converting an older home to fit with the new standards can be a difficult task because these homes may not have been constructed to support these new designs.
Expanded polystyrene can be added to areas of homes where it would be impossible to add conventional building materials. For example, curved archways and cathedral ceiling are very popular; however, it can be very difficult adding these features to a home if the wall studs are not located in the proper position. By using expanded polystyrene, a homeowner can add these architectural features and not have to worry about the structure of the home being compromised.
For additional information on expanded polystyrene (EPS) products, visit http://www.univfoam.com or call 410-825-8300. Discover why Universal Foam Products is an established industry leader.
About Universal Foam Products -- Universal Foam Products provides expanded polystyrene products to different parts of the nation through a large network of over fifty manufacturers.
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