How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the freezing temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is typically high on the list. When you’re planning to winterize your home, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Parker Pearce Service Experts is here with a few estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Gaithersburg.

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 contractor come in and perform the work. Doing it yourself may save you money, but you will have to purchase all the components, equipment, and use your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The usual cost of blown-in insulation installation is between $1000 and $1500. We discover that most consumers spend between $900 and $1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Undoubtedly, 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 significantly upgrade the energy efficiency of your home while also improving your comfort.

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

There are a few reasons.

First, company installed insulation typically has a higher R-value, the measure of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by experts is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more areas that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.

Second, professional insulation installers will know how much insulation you should have for each region of your home. Homeowners often underestimate 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 over time, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could rise since your insulation isn’t as useful as it could be.

Another thing to keep in mind is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need special equipment. You can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the quality of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it usually higher with an expert insulation installation business. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment appropriately.

Not only can upgrading insulation help you save money on your energy bills, you can also receive a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.  

Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Parker Pearce Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, heating and cooling systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 301-476-4577 today for your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter!

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