The standard cost of insulating a whole house is $3,500 – $4,500.
Cost of Insulating a Modern Home
Insulating a Home for Energy Efficiency.
Insulation is a term used to describe the installation of products that help in reducing heat loss or improve heat retention by providing a barrier between two areas that vary in temperature. There are different forms of insulation, all of which differ in costs, features and energy efficiency.
It is important to insulate the whole home as it is the most practical and cost-effective way to make a house more energy efficient. This will keep it cooler during summer months and warmer during winter. Insulating the household saves the average person up to 80% in heating and cooling losses.
Our team at A Best Insulation has the knowledge and skills required to properly insulate your home to keep you comfortable and your energy costs low.
Labor and Installation Process
Although some forms of insulation can be installed as DIY projects, it is always good to have a knowledgeable licensed contractor to do the job. On average, authorized organizations charge anywhere from $0.95-$2.00 per foot for labor. This cost does not comprise the materials.
Home insulation costs entail some accessories like nails, caulking, sealing glue, and a hammer for installation, which are available indifferent prices. These materials result in an extra $50-$70 onto the cost.
Insulating a 2,500 sq.ft. home averages from $2,000-$6,000.
For household insulation installation, the labor and installation process varies based on the type of insulation used. Here are the different insulation methods:
Using Foam Spray in your home Insulation.
Spray foam insulation (open-cell foam/closed-cell foam): A licensed and qualified contractor should always spray this type of insulation. It can be risky if spray foam comes into contact with parts of the body. The installation process entails the spraying of the product directly into a wall, under the floor, or onto the ceiling. Special equipment is needed to install this type of insulation. The foam comes out as a liquid, quickly turns into a dense and hard material, and then remains fixed into place.
- Loose-fill/blown-in: This form of insulation is installed using a machine that blows the cellulose, fiberglass, or minerals into place. A contractor will wear safety glasses, gloves, and perhaps even a face mask to protect themselves from the dust-filled air. They take the hose of the machine and blow the insulation into place. A small amount of moisture is added into the machine to ensure that the insulation adheres to the surfaces.
- Blanket (batts and rolls): This installation procedure involves the batts or rolls being rolled out and stapled into place. A utility knife is used to cut the insulation rolls into pieces that fit appropriately into place. The back of the rolls is normally paper, and those are placed to face the heat source. Contractors will wear protective gear as the insulation can release tiny fibers from the fiberglass that can be damaging to breathe in.
- Foam Board: Foam board insulation is Installed with caulking and furring strips. An adhesive is applied to the corners of the foam, and then it is put into place.
- Structural Insulated Panels(SIPS): Installed using nails and placed in a faultless sequence for proper fit. Once in place, they are sealed with caulking.
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