Arizona Bridge To Independent Living – Home Modifications for Persons with Disabilities

Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 16:21:40 -0700
From: “Jon DeWinter”

My name is Jon DeWinter. I am the home modification coordinator for the cities of Glendale and Peoria, Arizona. This program is through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from these cities and administrated by ABIL. We have a monthly newsletter that we put out to our consumers called the Bridge. The following is the article that was written about your INSULADD.

Thanks to a paint additive (INSULADD®) discovered by ABIL’s Glendale Home Mod Coordinator Jon DeWinter, (on the internet), a consumer will be enjoying much cooler temperatures this summer. The consumer had bought a mobile home that had an addition built on the side that was made into a living room. The roof of this addition was just an aluminum awning with no insulation. Last year, due to the radiant heat from the awning, the temperature inside the home would reach 110 degrees and the temperature in the addition would reach 130 degrees.

The paint additive, with a two-coat application, insulates the awning to an R-22 rating. The home modification project proved very successful in that soon after the coating, when the outside temperature was 86 the inside temperature was 70. The project was completed in coordination with ABIL, Glendale’s Community Volunteer Program and “Christmas in April. ABIL’S Jon DeWinter, found the additive, “Christmas in April” bought the additive and supplied the paint, and Glendale’s Volunteer Program supplied the labor through the Probation office.

A more recent check on the home found that when the outside temperature hit 110, the home inside stayed around 85 degrees. We are sure that this process will make it more livable for the consumer this summer. COOL!

After this article appeared, I have had four calls on your additive. I have referred them to your web site. I hope that is ok. If you have any questions about our organization you can call me at (602) 296-0537 or e-mail me at

Thank you for your wonderful product. When I build myself another home I am definitely going to use your INSULADD®!

Thanks again

Jon DeWinter