How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to get your home ready for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Fort Wayne.

The first thing to think about when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and perform the job. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the insulation, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to troubleshoot any issues. Plus, a job in an attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We discover that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point is that even with a moderate investment you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

So with the probable savings, why wouldn’t you just install insulation yourself?

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each section of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To properly install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment correctly.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your utility 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, Rolf Griffin Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 260-557-1275 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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