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Blown-in Insulation Installation

Keeping your home insulated is vital for warmth and comfort and can drastically cut your energy bills. Blown-in insulation is the perfect choice because it seals even the tiniest of cracks to prevent hot air escaping, leaving you with a home that stays cozy right through the winter. Adding blown-in insulation – also known as loose-fill insulation – to any part of your home is a complex task which requires specialist skills and machinery. Hire a professional to avoid costly mistakes and ensure your new insulation lasts for many years to come.

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Blown-in Insulation Cost

The cost of adding blown-in insulation to your property will depend on which area you need to insulate, as well as the size of your home. Here are the costs you should consider:



Adding blown-in insulation to an attic can cost between $908-$2,156*, including materials and labor.



It usually takes longer to add insulation to walls, because holes must be drilled to insert the machine. This job costs an average of $886 to $1,551*.



Like walls, adding blown-in insulation to flooring is a complex project that can take several days to complete. Average costs are between $1,437 and $2,253*.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of blown-in insulation are available?
There are two main types of blown-in insulation: cellulose and fiberglass. They have similar R-values, which means they are equally efficient, and costs are almost the same at between $0.70 and $0.80* per square foot for six inches of insulation. However, there is a risk that fiberglass may lose some of its R-value over time, or if it is exposed to very cold weather conditions.
What is the best blown-in insulation for walls?
The most popular choice of blown-in insulation for walls is cellulose because it is thick and easy to pack into enclosed areas. It will fit around any obstructions in the walls and is resistant to the threat of insects and vermin because it has been treated with borate.
What is the most environmentally friendly type of insulation?
Cellulose contains a high proportion of recycled paper material, usually old newspapers, so it is generally considered an eco-friendly type of insulation. If you are planning to use a polyurethane spray, you will also find non-petroleum options available, such as those made from vegetable oil or soy.
Is blown-in insulation easier to install than insulation rolls?
Blown-in insulation is usually more expensive to install than rolls, as it requires specialist equipment. However, you will be able to leave the entire space intact during installation, unlike rolls which may require you to remove drywall or floors temporarily. Blown-in insulation is also more efficient, making it worth the investment because of the more considerable savings on your energy bills in the long run.

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie's List and other national home improvement websites.

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