How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Stark Services is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Haltom City.

The first thing to think about when adding or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an expert insulation team come in and perform the job. Choosing to do it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the insulation, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a more than one 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 $1000 - $1500. We see that most people 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 smaller investment you can seriously 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 multiple reasons.

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

Second, professional insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money in the long run, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment correctly.

Not only can upgrading 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 preparing your home for winter, Stark Services is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 817-668-6689 today for your service appointment and ensure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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