What Does a Home Insulation Upgrade Cost?


After the first snowfall, how does your house feel? If you notice chilly drafts, they could be signal that it’s time for a home insulation upgrade.
There are many reasons you may choose to do an insulation installation, including:

  • Energy savings
  • Moisture and mold prevention
  • Code compliance
  • Preventing ice dams
  • Overall comfort.

Of course, comfort and peace of mind come at a price.

What affects home insulation cost

When you choose to upgrade, lots of factors affect the cost of installing insulation.

The space
The size of your attic space; access points and issues; and any other additional work can add to the cost of attic insulation. If you are adding insulation to other areas of your house, such as the crawl space, basement or walls, this will add to the overall costs.

Air flow
You’ll need to factor in air sealing and venting costs for you attic insulation installation as well. Proper air flow is necessary to remove heat and moisture from the attic space and it is very common to encounter problems with roof vents. It ‘s also important to check soffit venting and see if it is sufficient for the space it ventilates before you install insulation.

Type of insulation
In addition to the general attic space, the type of home insulation that you choose to install will affect the price of the project. The most common types of insulation are spray foam insulation, blown-in insulation, and fiberglass batts insulation.

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