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Retrofit Services

 
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Inadequate insulation and air leakage are the primary causes of energy waste in most homes costing American families $100s of millions every year in higher energy bills. To address this problem, Virginia Foam Insulators offers a variety of insulation products and systems that can be installed in your attic, crawl space, and walls, to save you money as well as make your house feel more comfortable. At Virginia Foam Insulators our goal is to make your walls, ceilings and floors feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. We accomplish this by not focusing on the R-value (learn about the R-Value myth) of your insulation, but rather by promoting and installing products that stop unwanted airflow into and out of your home.

If you have recently experienced storm damage in which your attic or crawl space insulation became wet, you should have it removed as soon as possible. Wet insulation can quickly lead to mold and mildew problems that can create a hazardous health situation for the homes occupants as well as lead to drywall and other structural issues. At Virginia Foam Insulators we specialize in removing both wet and dry insulation from the household. Once the space has been thoroughly cleaned and dried out, Virginia Foam Insulators can install new fiberglass insulation. Many of our clients also choose to use this unfortunate event to finally upgrade to Virginia Foam Insulators sprayed Polyurethane foam insulation to significantly improve their home’s energy performance. Below, we have provided you with our most popular options for resolving damaged and wet insulation in your attic and crawl space. Contact us today at 434-386-3130 or via email at

Attics

By some estimates attics represent up to 40% of your homes energy loss, and for that same reason the attic is the place where most homeowners can get the biggest return for their insulation buck. Attics are also usually one of the few places in a finished home where Virginia Foam Insulators can get access to the unfinished part of your home’s envelope. As a result, we are able to use a number of our products individually or in combination to address your particular insulation and financial needs. Below we provide our general recommendations for dealing with the retrofitting of the attic with insulation.

Crawl Spaces

Like attics, crawl spaces represent one of the few places in the home’s envelope where Virginia Foam Insulators can usually gain access to what is an unfinished part of the home. Crawl spaces can represent 15% to 30% or more of a home’s energy loss. A properly sealed, moisture-protected, and insulated crawl space will increase comfort, save on energy costs, improve the durability of the home, and reduce the entry of moisture, radon, and other potential irritants or pollutants, such as mold spores, dust mites, and pest feces, into the home. Below we provide some general recommendations for addressing your basic ventilated and unventilated crawl space.

Walls

Wall insulation is every bit as important as attic insulation and is often overlooked. If your home was built before 1970 chances are you have little or no wall insulation installed. Even homes built in the last 10 years can suffer from significant air leakage as state and local requirements for insulation do not address the amount of air leakage a house has but rather just the R-value of the insulation required in the walls and attics. At Virginia Foam Insulators we can insulate your existing homes walls using the latest approaches and insulation materials to significantly improve your walls performance.

 
 
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