Problems We Solve

As a building science driven insulation contractor in Central Virginia, the team at Responsible House can help solve several problems found in your home. We take the guesswork out of solving your comfort and health issues with our expert diagnostic services and start every project with a free consultation. We’ll not only determine what’s causing the problem in your Waynesboro, Charlottesville, or surrounding area home, but also find a reliable and long-lasting solution.  

Too Much Moisture

It’s no secret that Central Virginia is humid, but many problems can arise when that excess moisture finds its way into your home. Mold and pests thrive in damp environments, which can not only cause health issues for your family but can degrade the furniture and building materials of your home as well.

Insulation and air sealing can help prevent moisture build up by reducing the flow of heat and air. The Responsible House team will focus on areas that are the most prone to moisture intrusion, such as your crawl space or attic, to combat the issue at the source.   

Poor Indoor Air Quality

There are a wide variety of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality in your home, including your HVAC equipment, mold, dander, and even everyday activities like cooking or cleaning. Responsible House offers several ways to improve indoor air quality and will customize a solution based on the source of the problem.

Whether your home needs a tighter envelope to keep pollutants from entering, the introduction of fresh air with an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) to get pollutants out, or crawl space repair to prevent mold growth, our team can help you breathe easier.

Indoor Drafts

ENERGY STAR reports that gaps, cracks, and other leaks can add up to the equivalent of leaving a window open in your home all year. Not only will this increase wear and tear on your HVAC system and increase your energy bills, but it will also make your home more uncomfortable with indoor drafts. 

Responsible House can help solve comfort issues, like drafty rooms, in your home with our comprehensive insulation and air sealing services. We specialize in installing spray foam insulation, which has both insulative and air sealing qualities to provide full protection to your building envelope. 

High Energy Bills

When your home’s building envelope is vulnerable to energy loss through air leaks and poor insulation, your heating and cooling systems will need to run more often to compensate. These leaks and inefficiencies are common in both older and more modern homes and will lead to high energy bills all year round. 

At Responsible House, we’ll identify exactly where energy is escaping your home by using blower door testing and other diagnostic tools. From there, we’ll make recommendations on what insulation and air sealing services will provide the most impact on your energy usage. 

Responsible House: Your Whole-Home Building Science Experts

We have four decades of experience in contracting and building science, giving us the necessary tools to provide you with the most effective solutions to your home issues. Even if you don’t see your specific problem on this list, give our team a call and we just may be able to help. 

As a local, family-owned and operated insulation contractor, we provide honest and straightforward services to our neighbors and surrounding communities. Let us help you make your house a Responsible House. We even stay up to date with available tax credits and rebates in our service area to help make our air sealing and insulation services more affordable.

Get started with a free consultation today. Call 540-942-2061 or contact us online.

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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”

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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”

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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”