How Much Home Insulation Costs

November 20, 2016

Winter is on its way, and when it comes to getting your home ready for the frigid temperatures, putting in or upgrading insulation is normally at the top of the list. When you’re planning to prepare your home for winter, do you know how much to budget for insulation? Levy & Son Service Experts is here with some estimates of how much you can expect to invest for insulation in Dallas.

The first thing to think about when installing or upgrading insulation in your home is do you want to do it yourself or have an established insulation company come in and do the job. Deciding to do it yourself could save you money, but you will be responsible purchasing all the materials, equipment, and devote your own time doing the job (typically a two-day project). Also, if something goes wrong, you’ll have to pay to repair any issues. Plus, working in your attic or crawlspace can be exhausting and uncomfortable.

The typical cost of blown-in insulation installation is $1000 - $1500. We find that most homeowners spend between $875-$1900 to have blown-in insulation installed. Obviously, the lower end of the cost estimate is in large part due to “do it yourself” installations. But, the key point 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 potential savings, why wouldn’t you just do it yourself?

There are a few reasons.

First, professionally installed insulation normally has a higher R-value, the amount of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In normal words The insulation installed by insulation companies is normally higher quality and is more effective because it is more comprehensive and covers more spaces that are more difficult to access for the usual DIY installation.

Second, expert insulation installers will be aware how much insulation you require for each area of your home. Homeowners often misjudge the amount of insulation needed to insulate their home, resulting in their insulation job being inefficient and in need of additional insulation. This can cost you more money ultimately, not just for more components and equipment, but also because your utility 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 specific equipment. You can rent equipment to place insulation, but the standard of the equipment, like the quality of the actual insulation, it normally higher with an expert insulation installation company. Plus you don’t have to worry about whether you are using 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 preparing your home for winter, Levy & Son Service Experts is currently offering discounts on heating tune-ups, home comfort systems, and complete home insulation options. Call 469-250-0932 today to schedule your service appointment and make sure your furnace is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter!

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