How Much Home Insulation Costs
Winter is coming, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, installing or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re budgeting to winterize your home, do you know how much to allocate to insulation? Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here with a couple estimates of how much you can expect to shell out for insulation in Winnipeg.
The first thing to decide when putting in or upgrading insulation in your home is if you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation team come in and do the job. Choosing to do it yourself may save you money, but you will have to buy all the components, equipment, and devote 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 troubleshoot 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 see that most homeowners 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 seriously boost the energy efficiency of your home while also upgrading your comfort.
So with the likely savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?
For a couple reasons.
First, company installed insulation usually has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a certain thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is usually higher quality and is more effective because it is more extensive and covers more sections that are harder to access for the common DIY installation.
Second, established insulation installers will understand how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often miscalculate the amount of insulation they need to insulate their home, leaving their insulation job inefficient and in need of further insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more insulation and equipment, but also because your energy bills could increase since your insulation isn’t as efficient as it could be.
Another thing to consider is equipment. To appropriately install insulation you usually need particular equipment. Homeowners can rent equipment to put in insulation, but the caliber of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it typically higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you won’t have to worry about whether you are running the equipment correctly.
Not only can adding insulation help you save money on your utility bills, you can also earn a tax credit amount of 10% of the cost, up to $500.
Remember while you’re getting your home ready for winter, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating 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 cozy all winter!