How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to preparing your home for the frigid temperatures, adding or upgrading insulation is typically at the top of the list. When you’re deciding how much to spend to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to allot for insulation? Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to pay for insulation in Winnipeg.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is whether you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and do the job. Deciding to do it yourself can save you money, but you will have to purchase all the materials, equipment, and spend your own time doing the task (typically a more than one day project). Also, if something should happen, you’ll have to pay to fix any issues. Plus, a job in an 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 discover that most consumers spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate reflects “do it yourself” installations. But, the main takeaway is that even with a smaller investment you can significantly 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, expertly installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the standard of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. Simply put? The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will understand how much insulation you need for each region 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 further insulation. This can cost a lot more money over time, not just for more materials and equipment, but also because your heating and cooling bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.

Another thing to remember is equipment. To properly install insulation you usually need special equipment. Consumers can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with a professional insulation installation business. Plus you won’t need to worry about whether you are using the equipment properly.

Not only can adding 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 preparing your home for winter, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is currently offering discounts on furnace tune-ups, HVAC systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 204-800-0613 today to set up your service appointment and be sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and comfortable all winter!

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