Can You Afford to Replace Your Attic Insulation
Published on March 05, 2021
One of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home and to decrease your utility expenses is by insulating your attic. With the rise of cost in utilities, attic insulation provides an excellent way to retain heat inside your home and is very cost-effective. The average cost to insulate an attic with blow-in insulation is between $1,700 to $2,100. However, there are several factors involved which may raise or decrease the cost. If looking to help decrease your monthly bill and install attic insulation, Ecocomfort provides professional attic insulation services in Toronto, contact us today to help keep your house warm.
Type and Material of Insulation
Several types of insulations can be installed in the attic, all of which have different properties and costs. Spray insulation is one of the most expensive types of insulation you can install in your attic. Next, and probably the best attic insulation for your home, is blow-in insulation. It is one of the most common types of insulation installed in attics. They’re easier to install and still have a great R-value to help keep your house warm. The least energy-efficient insulation is fibreglass insulation. The type of insulation you install goes a long way in affecting the cost of attic insulation installation.
Square Footage and Contractor Fees
The cost of attic insulation is directly proportional to the square footage of your attic. The bigger the attic and square footage, the more expensive it gets to install insulation. Contractor fees to install the insulation is also dependent on the type of attic and insulation being installed. Spray insulation can be very time-consuming whereas blown-in insulation can be relatively quickly done and last for a long time.
To get a better understanding of the cost of installing insulation in your attic maybe, find out the square footage of your attic. Most attics in Toronto have a square footage of approximately 500 square feet, give or take. As square footage is directly in line with the cost of insulation, this is a great way to gauge the cost of installation.
Determine Your R-Value
All insulation types have an R-value which corresponds directly to how efficient they are in retaining heat. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation is. This comes at a price as higher R-value insulation costs more as well. The type of insulation and R-value you require for your home is dependent on your needs. It is best to use higher R-value insulation for older homes that may have cracks, leaks, or less efficient building materials. Likewise, lower R-value insulation can be used in newer homes due to increased energy efficiency in modern homes.
Blown-In Insulation has a high R-Value but maintains moderately priced. At EcoComfort Insulators, we specialize in blown-in attic insulation installation.
If you are interested in upgrading your attic insulation, it’s best to get a professional to review your attic and insulation needs to help make sure you make the right decision. Blow-in insulation is usually the most common type of insulation installed because of its affordable price and high R-Value. If you are interested in getting a rough estimate we recommend getting in touch with our professionals at EcoComfort Insulators.
To contact our in-house insulation experts, dial 647-735-6356. Or visit our company website at https://www.ecocomfortinsulators.ca and request an online quote. An EcoComfort team member will be in touch with you promptly to review your specific insulation needs.