November 29, 2017
The cost to add attic insulation to a Florida home ranges from $2,000 to $6,000.
But what you’ll actually pay depends on these cost factors…
Let’s go into more detail about each of these to get a better understanding of what you’ll pay for attic insulation.
Want a quote on how much it will cost to insulate your attic? Just give us a call and we’ll give you an estimate.
The type of insulation you choose for your attic greatly affects what you’ll end up paying.
Let’s look at 3 of the most common types of insulation:
For Florida homes, we usually recommend going with blown-in fiberglass insulation. Visit our insulation installation page for more information about the benefits of this type of insulation.
After you choose your insulation, you’ll need to know how much of it to purchase. And that depends on the size of your attic space.
The bigger the attic, the more insulation you’ll need to purchase. Also, the bigger the space, the longer it will take to install the insulation, making the job more expensive.
According to Energy Star, if your old insulation appears wet, you’ll need to get rid of it and fix any water leaks before adding new insulation. Water can damage new insulation and foster mold growth in your attic.
The cost to have a professional remove any existing insulation ranges from $2,000–$5,000, depending on the size of your house. So, if your old insulation is wet and needs to be removed, you’ll have to add that to the total cost of adding new insulation in your attic.
Now, you can remove the old attic insulation yourself, but it’s a tedious and dirty job. Plus, since it’s in the attic, you risk stepping through the ceiling if you’re not careful. For these reasons, we recommend having a professional remove any existing insulation. If you find mold in your attic, hire a mold remediation specialist to remove it before you install any new insulation.
When it comes to choosing a contractor to install insulation in your attic, you get what you pay for. Beware of contractors who underbid or offer super low installation costs because the work they offer may be of low quality.
Improperly installed insulation can cost you money on energy bills in the long run, so it’s better to pay for a quality job from the get-go—even if it’s more expensive upfront.
We’ll share a few tips on how to find a quality contractor:
Just give us a call. We’d be happy to give you a quote based on your home’s needs and size.
For more information, visit our insulation installation service page.
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