How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is coming, and when it comes to winterizing your home for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is usually at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Church Services is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Houston.

The first thing to consider when installing 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 job. Doing it yourself could save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and devote your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, spending long periods of time in the attic or crawlspace isn’t how most people want to spend their free time.

The average 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 reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a modest investment you can seriously upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also enhancing your comfort.

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

For a couple reasons.

First, company installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In English The insulation installed by professionals is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are harder to access for the typical DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will know how much insulation you require for each region of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate 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 a lot more money in the long run, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as effective as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you typically need special equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with a professional insulation installation contractor. Plus you don’t need to worry about whether you are operating the equipment appropriately.

Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your energy 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, Church Services is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 713-396-3760 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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