Insects of all kinds are real pests for homeowners, particularly as the seasons change. Most homeowners are stuck fighting mosquitoes, gnats, spiders, and ants from late spring onward. Some of the most tenacious insects don’t die off or leave until mid- to late winter. Stamped Tin ceilings and paneling can help with this issue in many ways, significantly reducing or eliminating the problem.
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Metal reduces insect issues because of its composition. Metal is a naturally slippery surface with high reflective potential. Slickness makes it difficult for insects to grip the surface with wings or legs; they’re likely to slide right off the ceiling or paneling. In addition, many insects and arachnids are sensitive to light. Although some may build a home in the corners of roofs or ceilings, they may find the reflective surface annoying or painful. Some species such as spiders may also have difficulty removing webs or egg sacs from metal and choose to build elsewhere.
Metal is known for its excellent insulation capabilities. This is good news for homeowners, but not necessarily for insect guests. Metal surfaces heat and cool very quickly, and the absorption of temperature may be extreme. An overheated or chilled insect will not stick around a house or room with metal surfaces for long. In fact, the insects that try to stay on these surfaces may die due to temperature changes. If not, rainfall will likely deter them. Water does not absorb in metal, meaning insects don’t have as many damp or clammy places to roost. The water collected in metal roof gutters may also drown insects.
Yes, insects can feel claustrophobic. Stamped Tin Ceiling Tiles will not crack, splinter, or wear down without ongoing pressure or significant fire or weather damage. Insects trying to enter a home with metal ceilings or paneling don’t have access points. If they do manage to enter the home, they’ll have significant trouble getting out of the space they first occupied. This makes it easier for homeowners to track, trap, and eliminate them. If homeowners choose to spray a metal surface with insect-killing chemicals, the chemicals will absorb more efficiently. That way, insects will be eliminated even if they have moved through the home.