Cost Of Insulating Attic

Attic insulation is one such aspect of home improvement that might make a homeowner shell quite a few bucks. However, it has been noticed that most of the times attic insulation is a DIY project. But when a homeowner opts for a blown insulation instead of the batting types of insulation, hiring of a professional contractor becomes a necessity. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a weatherization and attic insulation project can cost something between $400 and $1800, sometimes the prices may be even higher.

Disclaimer: Although the above rates are typical average rates that can be seen across USA, they can vary in certain areas depending upon city and the variables associated with each individual project.

But there is no reason to worry about the cost because there are several government agencies and organizations which offers rebates for such home improvement programs. Besides attic insulation cost also involve the labor charges of both electric contractors and installers as the project involves participation of both.

When it comes to attic insulation there are several cost breakdown that needs to be considered so that the entire cost can easily be calculated. They involve:

• Attic Insulation Labor Cost
• Attic Insulation Material and Supply cost
• Attic Insulation Equipment Allowance

It needs to be mentioned here that you cannot generalize an attic insulation cost as it varies from one region to the other depending on the availability of raw materials and the labor cost.

Now let us make a comparative study between the two different kinds of attic insulation that is available across the U.S. In recent times, it has been seen that the price of blown in fiberglass and blown in cellulose per square foot is almost similar to one another. Hence, it is clear that the insulation cost of cellulose insulation and blown in fiberglass insulation will be close to each other. However, even if both the materials cost the same, yet, it is seen that rolled fiberglass insulation costs more than that of cellulose insulation. This is because the material costs a little more than cellulose and the labor cost involved with blown in fiberglass is more. As a homeowner you should be careful of fetching good quality materials so that you do not suffer from ice dams within a few months of the insulation.

As has already been mentioned the price to insulate an attic largely varies so you must be wondering what can be the reason for such a wide diversity. The reasons are the following:

• The size of the attic: Larger the size of your attic more is the cost of insulation. However, this cost does not include air sealing and ventilation. The cost is closely related to the number of square feet you have.

• The amount of existing insulation: If the amount of existing insulation that you have is quite a bit in that case the cost will be lesser compared to the scenario when the amount of insulation you have is very less.

• Complexity of air sealing: The more components you have in your attic the more complex is the attic insulation.

Besides other factors that influence the cost of attic insulation are bathroom fan ventilation, attic ventilation and several other costs.




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