Air sealing is one of the most cost effective energy efficiency improvements a building can undergo. Equally important, a lack of air sealing can greatly reduce the R-value effectiveness of any insulation that is installed. Every time we install insulation, we work to ensure that air leaks are sealed. This includes utility penetrations, cracks and gaps, seams between building materials and other leaks around windows and doors, recessed lighting and ceiling fans, and anywhere else that air may be able to leak through the a building's thermal envelope. Using a combination of caulk, spray foam and weather stripping, we identify the most cost effective methods of improving your building's air barriers.
Too many new homes are improperly insulated during construction, making later energy efficiency improvements difficult and expensive. As an established insulation contractor, we have experience to do the job right the first time, making clients happier, more comfortable, and lowering their utility bills for heating and cooling. We typically work with fiberglass batt, spray-foam and blown-in fiberglass or cellulose insulation. We will coordinate with you to determine the best course of action for maximizing comfort and minimizing utility bills in any particular building. We are happy to work with you to determine the best product and process for your specific project or building; residential or commercial.
Mold is the result of lingering excess moisture in enclosed areas. It can happen in crawlspaces, attics ceilings and walls for multiple reasons. While we also address moisture control remedies, we have a quality reputation in our Service Area of effective cause identification, removal of infested materials, cleaning, drying and treating of infected areas (wash & spray to remove, encapsulation and sealing (paint) to kill resident mold and resist re-infestation/new growth. When recommended or required, we work with many local contractors when partial or complete removal/replacement of mold-damaged structural materials are necessary to correct severe mold occurrences. Our fungicide cleaning products disinfect, sanitize & de-odorize porous & no-porous materials. Our fungicide antimicrobial coating/paint is designed to kill residual mold & mildew remaining after the cleaning process and treatment; but is a separate service for more than minimal occurrences.
Just like wearing a hat is one of the most important things you can do to stay warm in the winter, attic insulation is one of the most important components of a comfortable, energy efficient home. Hot air rises, so the majority of the heat loss in the typical home occurs through the attic. Our technicians are trained to seal all penetrations between the living space and the attic, to ensure that no air leaks out of the house, and to install a smooth, effective layer of insulation to minimize heat transfer through the building envelope. Homeowners universally notice improvement in comfort and lower utility bills.
Retrofitting an existing home or business with upgraded insulation is among the most
cost effective building improvements one can make. Whether your building has
existing insulation or not, all too often existing insulation has either settled over time,
was improperly installed to begin with, or has settled, deteriorated or is simply insufficient
in terms of R-value for maximum thermal resistance and energy performance. We offer
a number of insulation retrofit service solutions; including: attic, ceiling, wall, floor and/or
crawlspace insulation and for basement enclosures (including air sealing and insulation).
We also offer closed-cell Spray Foam products
and blown-in cellulose and fiberglass insulation products.
Upgrading your home's insulation will make your
home more comfortable, less drafty, and more
energy efficient -- winter and summer. It can also
save you money every month on utility bills
(whether on heating bills during the winter or
electricity bills from air conditioning in the summer).
Air Sealing joints and Poly Seal of crawlspace are Moisture Control prevention. Unfortunately, many learn they have a moisture control problem after the moisture has already created or is starting to create issues; excessive or unexplained humidity/dampness, musty odor, mildew and/or mold. After the source of the unwanted moisture is identified, it is normal to need one or more Sump Pumps to remove standing water. Air Dryers are used for short term use to dry rooms, crawlspaces and/or attics; as required. Long-term dampness that may be irreconcilable can sometimes be resolved with the use of a Dehumidifier. We offer all of these services. Sump Pumps and Dehumidifiers may be used during the course of your specific project or purchased. Our Dehumidifiers for purchase also come with a
5-year Warranty and optional annual maintenance Service Agreement.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. 804-862-4493
Whether new construction or retrofit, commercial or residential, fiberglass batting, spray foam
or blown-in cellulose Insulation Installation, Mold Prevention and/or Moisture Control,
Vance Insulation Inc. offers services and products to help your next project move forward.
When you call Vance Insulation, we send a professional estimator to YOU, to evaluate
your specific project and attempt to answer your questions and concerns; so you can make
an informed decision for your best possible solution.
Quality of installation is a crucial element in effectiveness of insulation, whatever the insulation
product and whatever the circumstance. Our technicians have years of experience in a variety of
insulation types, a depth of expertise in how insulation works, and a commitment to quality
installation during every project.
We work with homeowners during energy retrofits, weatherization projects involving attics, ceilings, walls and crawlspaces.
We offer a variety of products. So, whether your priorities are environmental impact, energy performance, lower utility bills or maximum comfort, we're happy to work with YOU as our client, to determine the most effective products and processes for project and budget.
Whatever your needs, we offer the insulation services and products to fit your next project.
Contact us to learn more or to schedule a free onsite consultation and estimate.