Insulation Services

It’s impossible to be comfortable in an underinsulated house! If you’re blasting the AC in the summer, cranking up the heat in the winter, and still struggling to stay comfortable, it may be time for an insulation upgrade.

Responsible House brings decades of building science and general contracting experience together to help homeowners solve complicated insulation problems. We use building science to properly control heat and air movement in a house, and we can handle complex insulation jobs that require structural changes. If you’re looking for a high-quality energy efficiency contractor that will get the job done right, we’re the company for you. 

Responsible House is where insulation and building science meet. We are a certified building analyst and we use our building science expertise to find the best home comfort and efficiency solutions for our customers. We are a small, locally owned insulation company in Central Virginia, and we are also the only building science firm in the area that installs insulation.

Attic Insulation 

Spray Foam Insulation Being Applied To Attic

You probably don’t think about your attic too often, but it has a major impact on your house’s comfort and energy efficiency.

During the summer, the sun’s heat radiates down onto your roof and conducts into your attic. Heat will always move from a warmer area to a colder one, so when you have your AC running, the heat from your attic will conduct through the attic floor and down into your living spaces. 

In the winter, the same thing happens in reverse—heat from your living spaces travels up and into your attic and then conducts out through your roof. 

Insulating and air sealing your attic will slow down this movement, keeping heat out of your house during the summer and in during the winter. Attic insulation minimizes energy waste, so you can save money on your bills and reduce your impact on the environment while making your house more comfortable to live in.   

Crawl Space Insulation and Encapsulation

Clean Crawl Space

Insulating your crawl space will have a positive effect on your entire home, leading to more comfortable and consistent temperatures. 

Insulating and sealing your crawl space can also significantly improve your indoor air quality. Crawl spaces are notoriously dirty, grimy places often with mold growing and pests nesting inside them. Without the proper insulation and encapsulation, contaminated air from your crawl space can rise up into your house, hurting your indoor air quality. Solve this problem from the ground up with crawl space insulation for your house. 

Not Sure What You Need? We Can Help! 

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At Responsible House, we use building science to find the most efficient and effective solutions to our customers’ insulation problems. You can count on our team’s expertise to determine what type of house insulation you need to solve the specific problems you’re experiencing. You’ll love the improved comfort, the energy savings, and knowing that you’re doing the right thing for the environment! 

Looking for a spray foam insulation company you can trust? Call Responsible House at 540-942-2061 or contact us to get a free quote for your insulation project. 

Make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. 

Upgrade your insulation with Responsible House. 

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Happy Clients

Responsible House worked tirelessly to bring back to life my family’s 100-year old farmhouse with a major energy retrofit and extensive structural restoration. I cannot say enough good things about this local, family owned business. They meticulously pursued perfection at… Read more “We are immensely grateful”

Joyce C.

William came to study the problem. He was incredibly thorough weighing in all possible causes and solutions to my Attic blues. He then put together a plan and executed it to perfection. If you do not go to Responsible house… Read more “Attic Blues”

Charles C.

They caulked all the places on the interior of my log home where I was losing heat. I am saving 20% on my heating bill now. The team also fixed minor issues with the house which they found during the… Read more “Very Happy With The Work”

Donna S.

The experience I had from Responsible House installing my new insulation it was quick and effortless. Their team came in and within two days I was able to return to a much warmer house. My air-conditioning would run almost constantly… Read more “Quick And Effortless”

Jason W.

The upstairs level of our home used to get extremely hot in the summertime, using a lot of wasted electricity to try to cool things down. Responsible house was able to insulate our home which ended up zeroing out our… Read more “Extremely Hot Upstairs Insulation Google Review”

Rachel B.

The most amazing contractors I have ever worked with – William saved us! You will not find anyone as professional and competent – not only in the valley but honestly anywhere. I have had so many bad experiences – Responsible… Read more “Dahlia N./ Review”

Our project consisted of a kitchen/bath/bedroom remodel – a roughly 5 month project. William and his team were the consummate professionals throughout–skilled, knowledgeable, straightforward and direct. They provided advice and recommendations when needed and dealt promptly with any problems that… Read more “Kay B./ Review”

Not only do they provide high quality services, they also are extremely easy to work with and they have a strong sense of design. -Michael Brown/… Read more “Michael Brown/ Review”

“We highly recommend him and his team, and especially for a custom plan containing elements which are not standard construction.” –Custom Home… Read more “Custom Home Client/”

They have a very thorough attention to detail, and always rendered results that were exactly what the clients and I were after. –Annie M./… Read more “Annie M./ Review”

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Outdoor Kitchen Window
Energy efficiency is not about your windows but this is one of the times we do recommend replacing your windows - when you are reimagining your space. This kitchen renovation on a 200 year old home also highlights Responsible House’s breadth of experience and that we can handle any projects tangential to your insulation needs.
Kitchen Remodel
We had to give you a peek of that window and kitchen from the inside. Truly reimagined!
Nellysford Cottage
This adorable cottage may not look fierce, but it is holding onto it’s air envelope mighty tightly. It takes 12 hours for all of the conditioned air inside of this house to sneak through the tiny holes present and be replaced by unconditioned air from the outside. In contrast, the average home does this every 2 hours. Super leaky homes (and plenty exist) perform far worse than that – every hour or even less!
Bungalow Remodel
These homeowners took it slowly over 5 years - insulated the ceiling of their basement, replaced their roof to prep for solar, had some solar installed, conditioned their attic (and replaced old HVAC equipment), and finally completed their solar array. Their home is cozy and energy efficient now.
Annie Interior
On a cold day, this home exchanges the entire envelope of air inside with the outside air about once every 40 hours. This is stunningly low! This translates to not having to keep your heater running on a cold day because you aren’t constantly heating the outside air that is coming in. The average house exchanges it’s entire volume of air (that you paid so dearly to warm up or cool off) with the outside air every 2 HOURS.