The White House announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama signed into law a bill expanding film insulating laws, with the aim of making it easier for states to offer more film insulation.
The new law allows states to waive requirements for film insulation on certain residential properties and allow for the construction of additional homes with film insulation in a building that was constructed prior to Jan. 1, 2018.
The law also allows for additional film insulation to be constructed in existing buildings, or for existing homes that have been retrofitted to include film insulation or have an existing roof.
The bill also allows states that did not comply with existing film insulation regulations to offer up to $200,000 to purchase film insulation materials.
The legislation also creates a “film protection program” for the Department of Energy.
“The new film insulation legislation is a major step forward in protecting Americans’ most valuable assets, such as homes, businesses and schools,” said Sen. Al Franken (D-MN).
In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to make sure you’re insulated. “
While I have worked closely with the Administration to address the issue of the energy crisis, this is a crucial first step toward protecting Americans from the damaging effects of climate change.”
In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to make sure you’re insulated.
For starters, consider installing your insulation before winter arrives, if you want to avoid the potential for heatstroke.
Also, be sure to keep an eye on the new film insulations, as there are a lot of companies out there offering film insulation that you might not know about.
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