Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What to Expect when Rockweiler Insulation Insulates your Basement Box Sills

For most homeowners, working with a contractor can feel like a daunting experience. We want our customers to feel prepared for their installation and to make it a smooth experience for our installer team. Here are some steps to help prepare your home for adding insulation to your basement box sills:

Preparation before the crew arrives:
  • Clear away the space three to four feet around the perimeter of your basement walls. This allows for the install crew to move freely and have room to place a ladder to reach the top of the box sill, ensuring they do the best job possible. Remove all items from top shelves near the perimeter - especially anything fragile and/or valuable as a precaution.  
  • Plan to be out of your home during the install process and for four to six hours after the install is complete. This allows time for any fumes from the spray foam insulation to ventilate and dissipate. We take this rule very seriously - our crew will not begin installing spray foam until the house is vacated. This goes not just for your family, but also for your pets.

During the installation:
  • When our crew arrives they will begin by removing and disposing of any existing fiberglass insulation in the box sill area. After the existing insulation is disposed of, our crew will do an additional clean out of the box sill cavities so the spray foam has a clean surface to adhere to. Finally, any large items such as a washer and/or dryer will be covered with visqueen.  All of this prep work usually takes about an hour. 
  • Once the prep work is done, spray foam insulation is applied. A reminder - this is when the house will need to be vacant.

Post-install clean up:
  • After spray foam is applied, our crew will clean up any additional debris as needed. They will lock up your home per instructions you have provided. 
  • Our crew is happy to call to let you know when the job is complete and they are leaving your house. This can help you to know when you may return to your home after the recommended ventilation time. Please let your crew leader know if you would like a call.

Have other questions about your install? Please call our office: 608-845-7625

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rockweiler Team Member Receives National Honor from Owens Corning.

Renee Wilson, President of Rockweiler
Insulation,  Aaron Calvert and Gary Rockweiler,
CEO of Rockweiler Insulation. 
Rockweiler Insulation is proud to announce that team member Aaron Calvert has been selected as a recipient of the Owens Corning ExCEEd on the Job Award. Aaron is one of two insulation installers who were recognized nationwide.

As part of the Owens Corning Certified Energy Expert program, ExCEEd on the Job recognizes installers four times per year. Recipients are chosen based in part on their to quality and going above and beyond to ensure excellence with each project.

“Aaron is the benchmark for every installer we have,” says Renee Wilson, President of Rockweiler Insulation. “He is literally our ‘A-Team,’ and he takes great pride in the work he does.”

As a quarterly award winner, Aaron is eligible for the annual prize which includes a $1,000 gift card and an all-expenses-paid trip to Owens Corning’s National Certified Energy Expert Meeting. The meeting will be held in May 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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