Attic insulation is essential for year-round temperature management in your house. Heat naturally accumulates in your attic and having the proper insulation and ventilation systems in place can help your home be far more energy-efficient.
Blown-in insulation is one of the most efficient methods of having attic insulation installed. This blog covers the types of attic insulation and how much attic insulation costs. Hint: The insulation pays for itself in as little as one season with your energy savings!
Cellulose insulation is composed of recycled paper that is chemically treated and is a cost-effective choice for homes however it does have some drawbacks due to the moisture levels in the Tampa area. It contains the chemical borate, which makes it resistant to fire and insects however it is still prone to mold issues and more susceptible to fire than fiberglass.
Cellulose insulation has an R-value of around 3.3 to 4.0. It will not settle excessively if appropriately applied; for example, if you blow in approximately 10 inches of cellulose insulation, it will remain at that thickness for a more extended period of time than say insulation batts. Cellulose insulation is generally non-irritating to your skin but is prone to lots of dust which can get caught up in HVAC systems.
Fiberglass is another common blown-in attic insulation material. It is often the less expensive of the two insulating options too making it a very economic choice. Certain types of fiberglass insulation include up to 53% recycled glass making it a very green insulation option. Fiberglass also has the extra virtue of not settling excessively after installation. Additionally, being glass, it is not susceptible to fire or mold.
What Is The Cost Of Blown-In Attics Insulation?
At this point, you may be wondering how much all of this will cost. The cost of blown-in attic insulation is dependent on several different variables. These include the following:
· Does your home have any insulation yet?
· What is the size of your attic and which portions need insulation?
· Does the insulation need removed due to mold or other damage?
Typically, the cost of adding blown-in attic insulation in Tampa is around $1000 for attics up to 1000 square feet in size. Depending on the two variables above in our list of things to be considered, your price may vary.
Budgeting For Blown-In Attic Insulation
So how much money are you willing to spend on blown-in attic insulation? As much as necessary is the right answer. Remember what we said earlier? Insulation typically pays for itself via your energy savings in 1-2 years. That means having insulation installed in your home will save you money year after year-long after it’s been paid for by your savings! Insulation is one of the best investments you can make in your home!
It is essential to perform an attic assessment before purchasing any insulation services and hiring an insulation installer in Tampa, FL. We recommend having one of our qualified attic efficiency experts out to audit your homes efficiency then make recommendations on what you should have done to get the maximum benefit our of your attics insulation and ventilation systems.