Eau Claire Insulation Contractor

Air Sealing, Blown-in Insulation, & More!

Insulation Contractor Eau Claire

Insulation enables you to regulate the temperature inside, while trapping outside noises, and harmful pollutants, maintaining your home’s comfort and your family’s health.

Let us be your go-to Eau Claire insulation contractor. Here at Rock and Tait, we know that you want your home to feel comfortable for you and your family. This means keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It also means maintaining the indoor air quality and keeping unwanted noises out. We offer insulation contractor services in the Eau Claire area that provide these, and numerous other benefits.

Why Insulate Your Eau Claire Home?

Benefits

Insulation is a cost-effective way to help regulate room temperature all year long, even with the seasonal extremes we experience in Eau Claire. Insulation helps your HVAC system run more efficiently and last longer, and adds value to your house. You’ll also notice an improved indoor air quality, with the insulation preventing mold, moisture, and allergens, meaning less sick days and more time for what matters to you.

Efficiency

With those seasonal extremes in Eau Claire, energy bills can skyrocket, especially in winter months, making insulation even more important. Insulating your house with an insulation contractor can make it more energy efficient, saving up to 80% in heating and cooling losses, and leading to a reduced heating and cooling bill. You’ll also be eligible for certain tax credits and rebates.

Prevention

Insulation can save you money in other ways, too. Ice dams are a common, and often costly, winter problem for many Eau Claire residents. Ice dams can wreak havoc on your structure. But choosing Rock and Tait as your Eau Claire insulation contractor and insulating your home can help prevent ice dam formation.

Rock and Tait is trained in building science and understands your home as a system. We have years of experience as the premier insulation contractor in Eau Claire. Interested in more information about our insulation Eau Claire services, and how they can benefit you and your house? Visit us here.

The Process of Increasing Energy Efficiency

Test Your Home!

The first step of our insulation process is a Home Performance Test, which uses an infrared camera scan of your home, indicating how energy efficient it is.

Air Sealing

Properly air sealing cracks and openings can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs. It also creates a healthier indoor environment.

Blown-In Insulation – Attic

After a Home Performance Test and a complete air seal, we recommend attic insulation be installed exceeding R62.

Dense Packing – Sidewalls

Dense packing is most commonly done to the exterior walls of an existing home, and at key juncture points

Spray Foam – Box Sills

Spray foam insulation is the most effective way to properly air seal your house. Spray foam seals the smallest cracks in your house. It’s easy to install and hardens into an air tight barrier.

Foundation Insulation

Insulating your foundation is another key part of an overall strategy to create an energy efficient home.

Ventilation

Ventilation works along with air sealing to give you an energy efficient home that is still able to exchange indoor air with outdoor air.

Re-test

Finally, your house is re-tested for energy efficiency. Detailed reports will show the home improvements resulted in a measurable increase in energy efficiency.

2016 Century Club - Insulation Contractor

Your Premier Eau Claire Insulation Contractor:

Rock & Tait Exteriors has earned the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Century Club Award in 2014, 2015 & 2016.

 

Insulation FAQ’s

 

Q: How Do I Pick the Best Insulation Contractor?

A: You want to pick an insulation contractor that understands your goals, building science, and how your whole home works together as a system. If your insulation contractor doesn’t, they will not be able to solve the problems the correct way. A great insulation contractor will explain this process, or even show you visually using an infrared camera.

Q: Why Is Insulation Important To Home Owners?

A: Insulation provides resistance to heat flow. The more resistance to heat flow your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling bills. With the extreme seasons we experience in Eau Claire, this can lead to significant savings. Professional insulation & air sealing can also improve indoor air quality and prevent moldy, moist, or dusty air from entering your house. We recommend every homeowner receive a Home Performance Test. A blower-door test depressurizes your home, which allows an accurate infrared camera scan of all your air ex-filtration and air infiltration points indicating how energy efficient your home is.

Q: How Does Insulation Work?

A: Heat naturally flows from a warm space to a cool space. In the winter, heat flows from heated living areas to cooler areas such as the attic, garage, basement, or outdoors. In Eau Claire’s extreme winters, poor insulation means a lot of heat escapes, and your heating bills are much higher than they could be. In the summer, the heat flows from the outdoors to the cooler areas of your home, costing you more energy and money to keep it cool. Insulation blocks this natural heat flow and is rated in terms of its thermal resistance, or R-value. The higher R-value your house has, the less heat flows OUT of your house during the winter, and the less heat flows into your house in the summer.

This directly leads to lower heating and cooling costs for every season of the year. A strong respect must be given to the Stack Effect, or the fact that heat rises up and out the lid of your home. If you can invest into maximizing air seals, using foam to seal attic penetrations, and R value in your attic against air exfiltration, the less air that can infiltrate in through your windows, box sills, and basement. Use the following strategies together for the best results: Foundation Insulation, Box Sill Insulation, Sidewall Insulation, Attic Insulation, and Air Sealing Ventilation.

 

Insulation Products

 

Call us today at 715-723-7200 if you have any questions about the insulation services and products we offer.

Learn more about Polar Barrier insulation products:

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