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Cost of Blanket Insulation Installation

Rolled or Batted Insulation: Cost Factors

The cost of blanket insulation installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

Ask Yourself:

How large is the home?

$ - When the house is less than 2,000 square feet.

$$ - When the house is more than 2,000 square feet.

Is the insulation being installed in an existing home?

$ - When the insulation is installed during new construction or during a major remodel or renovation.

$$ - When the insulation is installed in an existing home.

Does the existing insulation need to removed?

$0 – When there is no existing insulation.

$$ - When the existing insulation is removed prior to installation.

What type of insulation do I want to install?

$ - When rolls of installation are installed.

$$ - When pre-cut batts are installed.

What insulation material do I want?

$ - Fiberglass insulation.

$$ - Mineral wool insulation (typically slag or rock wool).

$$ - Cotton (or “blue jeans”) insulation.

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How thick does the insulation need to be?

$ - When 3.5”- 6” insulation is installed.

$$ - When 6” (or thicker) insulation is installed.

Do I want to install insulation with a facing?

$ - When an unfaced insulation is installed.

$$ - When insulation with a paper or foil facing is installed.

Where will the insulation be installed?

$ - When the insulation is installed in an open attic.

$$ -When the insulation is installed in the floors and walls.

$$$ - When insulation is installed in the entire home.

Is area being insulated easily accessible?

$ - When the area is easy to access with basic equipment.

$$ - When the area is difficult to access or there are many obstacles to navigate (This may require special tools or additional safety equipment).

Does any additional ventilation need to be installed in the attic?

$0 - When no additional ventilation is required.

$$ - When an attic fan or additional vent is installed.

Ask the Pro:

1. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

2. Do you have any references?

3. What type of insulation would you recommend for my home in this climate?

4.How much can I expect to save on my monthly energy bills?

5. How long do you expect the installation of the insulation to take?

6. What type of maintenance does this type of insulation require?

7. Do I need to install an attic fan?

8. Does the insulation come with a manufacturer’s warranty?

9. Is there a warranty on the installation?

10. What is the R-value of the insulation?

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Orlando, FL 32803

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