How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out 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 an expert insulation contractor come in and do the work. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the important point is that even with a modest investment you can drastically 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?

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by professionals is typically higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are tougher to access for the common DIY installation.

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

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need particular equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually 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 earn 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 heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 540-302-8645 today to schedule your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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