How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Roanoke.

The first thing to consider when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have a professional insulation contractor come in and do the work. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The average cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most people spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate is due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can significantly boost the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

For a couple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more sections that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, established insulation installers will know how much insulation you need for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, causing their insulation job to be inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost homeowners more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could go up since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.

Not only can installing insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also get a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re preparing your home for winter, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 540-302-8645 today for your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

Contact Us