How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is usually high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Coastal Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Savannah.

The first thing to consider when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation contractor come in and do the job. Deciding to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the materials, equipment, and use your own time doing the work (typically a multi-day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace leaves much to be desired.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is around $1000 - $1500. We find that most consumers 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 important point is that even with a smaller investment you can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a specific thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by experts is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more thorough and covers more areas that are tougher to access for the typical DIY installation.

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

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you commonly need specific equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment properly.

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 getting your home ready for winter, Coastal Service Experts is currently offering discounts on seasonal tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 912-208-2399 today to schedule your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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