Elkhorn Insulation, Inc. | Preferred Local Insulation Contractor

Residential Insulation & Commercial Insulation Service, Epoxy Floor Coatings, Waterproofing

When your home or office needs quality insulation, call Elkhorn Insulation, Inc. for professional services. We take care of any building that needs insulation, including:

We complete a majority of our work for new construction projects.. We also upgrade or install insulation when you are completing an addition or in the process of remodeling. Call 406-949-0435 today to get a free estimate on your insulation service in Townsend, Bozeman or Helena, MT.

We offer foundation waterproofing and epoxy floor coating

Learn about the different benefits of insulation and the types we have available, including spray foam, reflective insulation, fiberglass and rockwool. Our estimates are usually done by computer. We'll speak with your contractor and ask you to send us a plan for the property so we can provide an accurate estimate.

In addition to insulation, we also offer concrete protection services, including foundation waterproofing and epoxy floor coatings. You've learn about benefits of each form of protection and gain insight into the installation process. When you want to protect the concrete in your garage, basement or parking deck, call Elkhorn Insulation, Inc. for assistance.

We take pride in our services

Our experienced crew of 10 employees can improve your property's energy efficiency and keep you comfortable throughout the year. We take on approximately 200 projects per year. You'll see quality results from our team, because we use best products on the market. Contact Elkhorn Insulation, Inc. today for insulation service and start saving money on your energy bills in Townsend, MT.

  • Elkhorn Insulation, Inc.

    Townsend, Montana 59644


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    Phone: (406) 949-0435

    Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat: By Appointment Only
    Sun: Closed

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Which cities do you service?

We are a large company with team members spread throughout southwest Montana. We serve Big Sky, Bozeman, Helena, Townsend, and any of the surrounding areas. Give us a call for a free quote and availability. We look forward to speaking with you about your insulation, waterproofing, and concrete floor epoxy coating needs.

Why hire a professional insulation contractor rather than a home improvement contractor or general contractor?

ICAA-member professional insulation contractors devote their time to insulation contracting services and focus on your energy conservation and comfort. Proper installation is essential for insulation to perform properly. Knowledge of vapor retarders, air infiltration, ventilation, recessed lighting, and water pipes are just a few of the areas critical to installation techniques. Professional insulation contractors have access to a wide variety of training, are familiar with local codes and regulations, and can offer guidance about the type and amount of insulation to be used.

How much will I save by adding insulation to the walls, ceilings, and floors of my home?

Insulation saves money, increases home comfort, and protects the environment by reducing energy use. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends close to $1,500 each year on energy bills. DOE statistics show that, typically, 44% of a homeowner's utility bill goes for heating and cooling costs. DOE states that homeowners may be able to reduce their energy bills from 10% to 50% by taking certain steps. One of the major steps is increasing the amount of thermal insulation in their existing homes or purchasing additional insulation when buying new homes. Unless your home was constructed with special attention to energy efficiency, adding insulation will probably reduce your utility bills. The amount of energy you conserve will depend on several factors: your local climate; the size, shape, and construction of your house; the living habits of your family; the type and efficiency of the heating and cooling systems; and the fuel you use. Energy conserved is money saved, and the annual savings increase when utility rates go up. Insulation upgrades also add to the value of your home.

What is the difference among fiberglass, rock and slag wool, cellulose, and foam insulations?

Fiberglass is made from molten sand or recycled glass and other inorganic materials under highly controlled conditions. Fiberglass is produced in batt, blanket, and loose-fill forms. Rock and slag wool are manufactured similarly to fiberglass but use natural rock and blast furnace slag as their raw material. Typical forms are loose-fill, blanket, or board types. Cellulose is a loose-fill made from paper to which flame retardants are added. Foam insulations are available as rigid boards or foamed-in-place materials that can fill and seal blocks or building cavity spaces. Foams are also used in air sealing to fill gaps, cracks, or openings. Reflective materials are fabricated from aluminum foils with a variety of backings such as polyethylene bubbles and plastic film. Reflective insulations retard the transfer of heat; they can be tested by the same methods as mass insulation and therefore assigned an R-value. A Radiant Barrier is a building construction material consisting of a low emittance (normally 0.1 or less) surface (usually aluminum foil) bounded by an open air space. Radiant barriers are used for the sole purpose of limiting heat transfer by radiation.

Can insulation help reduce unwanted sound?

Yes. Insulation is an efficient way to reduce unwanted sound, and it is commonly used to provide a more comfortable and quieter interior environment. Insulation effectively reduces noise transmission through floors and through interior and exterior walls. A professional insulation contractor can help you select the proper insulation for your needs.

What is basement waterproofing and why should I care?

As the name suggests, basement waterproofing is simply protecting your basement from water. While basements are typically damp, a wet basement is a sure sign of bigger issues. A damp basement or a basement that keeps a lot of moisture is a sure location for mold to grow and increase. Black mold can spread out quickly and compromise the structure of your house and the health of your family.

If you utilize your basement as storage, you run the risk of getting the items wet. What's more, the worth of your property might suffer if you have a leaky basement.

Waterproofing your basement safeguards the value and structure of your house, enhances the performance of your basement, keeps your stored items dry, and ensures your health and the health of your relative.

How do I know that I have a leaky basement?

The most obvious signs of a leaky basement are a wet floor and moist spots and water trickling down the walls. Aside from these, a leaky basement can also foster mold and mildew growth, produce a musty smell, and have cracks, peeling paint, and bubbles on the wallpaper.

Can I do anything by myself to fix the problem?

It is not recommended to try and fix a leaky basement without the help of professionals. Our technicians have the training, tools, and knowledge needed to properly analyze the scope of the problem and the possible solutions to it. It's best if a leaky basement gets the attention of someone who specializes in fixing basement issues.

How much does basement waterproofing cost?

There are several factors to consider when estimating the cost of fixing a leaky basement. It depends on the extent of the issue, the waterproofing method to be used, the size of the basement, among other factors. Give us a call today so we can schedule a no-obligation site inspection and provide you with a realistic price quote.

Why should I choose epoxy flooring over other flooring options?

Epoxy flooring offers several benefits over alternative floor systems. It has a low lifecycle cost thanks to its longevity and durability. It's easy to maintain and, unlike many commercial systems, never needs to be polished or waxed. It doesn't even require special care instructions aside from mopping and sweeping. It's one of the few floor systems strong enough to withstand even the most demanding factory and commercial settings without deteriorating. Thanks to its attractive design options, it can be used in public commercial settings as well as in your home.

How long can an epoxy flooring system last?

The longevity of epoxy flooring depends on the quality of the epoxy product, how well the concrete is prepared to ensure a strong bond, where the epoxy is installed, and how well it's maintained. Professionally installed epoxy floor coatings can last up to 8 years in harsh industrial environments with adequate protective measures and care. In low-demand commercial settings, epoxy flooring can last longer. Garage and basement epoxy has even been known to last up to 20-25 years as long as a new clear topcoat is added every 5 to 7 years or so.

What are the benefits to epoxy flooring?

No matter where it’s installed, epoxy floor coatings have a lot to offer. Here are the biggest reasons facility managers and homeowners invest in epoxy flooring.

  • Withstands heavy-duty wear and tear including heat, extreme cold, road salt, gas and oil spills chemicals, abrasion, impact, and vehicle traffic
  • Isolates spills on the surface for fast and safe cleanup
  • Slip-resistant surface when wet but skid-resistant additives can also be added
  • Seamless and nonporous surface protects your concrete from damage
  • Stops moisture from seeping up through a concrete floor in a basement
  • Can last 10-20 years when installed by professionals on prepped concrete
  • Very little maintenance required
  • Easy to clean with sweeping and mopping. Even pressure washing is possible in industrial settings with cove protection
  • Increases the brightness of the floor to make any space look larger and brighter
  • USDA approved seamless surface can be used in commercial kitchens, public restrooms, and more
  • May increase the value of your home with a high return on investment
  • Easy to customize the look of epoxy with endless colors and design effects

Where can epoxy flooring be used?

Epoxy flooring has many uses in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. In Columbus homes, it’s frequently used in the garage and basement but it can also be used to cover concrete floors anywhere on the main living floor. A wide range of commercial and industrial settings can also benefit from an epoxy floor coating. Popular applications for epoxy flooring include:

  • Grocery stores and retail
  • Foodservice, including commercial kitchens
  • Processing plants, factories, and warehouses
  • Medical facilities such as physician offices, veterinarian offices, and hospitals
  • Public safety buildings and correctional institutions
  • Breweries and distilleries
  • Hotel lobbies, bars, and clubs
  • Office buildings
  • Auto shops and showrooms

Should I have epoxy flooring installed in my basement?

An epoxy concrete coating is actually one of the most practical flooring solutions available for your basement. It won't suffer from mildew, mold, or warping due to moisture problems, unlike carpet, laminate, and hardwood. Epoxy is commonly used to seal concrete and waterproof a basement floor to stop moisture from coming up through your basement floor. It's also a cost-effective way to transform an unfinished basement into usable living space.

One of the most unique benefits of epoxy flooring in Columbus is it dramatically increases floor brightness while stopping concrete dusting. Your basement will look brighter, larger, and cleaner instantly. You can customize the appearance of basement epoxy to get any look you're going for in your basement from solid colors and neutral epoxy flake flooring to sophisticated metallic epoxy that adds movement and depth to the floor. Epoxy flooring even offers a long-term solution to basement flooring with a seamless and durable surface that can last up to 20 years.