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Calculating the Cost of Attic Insulation

If your attic is not properly insulated, you are losing money every month. By improving the insulation, you can keep prevent heat from escaping and you can keep more money in your pocket. Use the information below to get a a better idea of how much your attic insulation project should cost.

Your geographic location. Labor prices and material costs vary from city to city. As a result, your location will impact the cost of installing attic insulation. If you live in a big city or a large metropolitan area, you should expect to pay a little more than the national average.

Project size. Most contractors will base their estimate for the job on the square footage of coverage required. Each type of insulation comes at a different price point. Check out ProMatcher’s Insulation Cost Report to find estimated prices in your local area.

Your choice of insulation. Every attic is a little different. You and your contractor will work together to decide which insulation material will work best for your home. The weather and climate in your region may play an important role in this decision. There are several types of insulation to choose from, including:

1) Blown-in Insulation

2) Spray foam insulation

3) Batted (or blanket) insulation

4) Radiant barrier insulation

Energy efficiency. The energy efficiency of each type of insulation material is measured by an R-value. The R-value measures the material’s ability to resist the flow of heat. A higher R-value means that specific material is better equipped to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Insulation with a higher R-value is typically more expensive.

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