How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the icy temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually near the top of that list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Sunbeam Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Buffalo.

The first thing to consider when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation company come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the task (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should go wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in your attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We find that most consumers spend between $850 and $2000 to have blown-in insulation installed. Naturally, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a moderate investment you can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.

So with the potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do the work yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation required to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of more insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your utility bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to consider is equipment. To correctly install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to install insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an established insulation installation company. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment properly.

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

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Sunbeam Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 716-427-6807 today to set up your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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