How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?
Polyurethane spray foam insulation is an economical way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. In fact, given its durability and resistance to heat transfer, you would be hard-pressed to find a better option on the market than insulating your house with spray foam.
At REenergizeCO, the cost of spray foam insulation is $7 per square foot. Therefore, the overall price of installing spray foam will depend on the size of your house (among other factors).
The home insulation experts at REenergizeCO can discuss the cost of various insulation options and help you make the right choice for your home. Contact us in Denver or Fort Collins today!
What Factors Affect the Cost of Spray Foam Insulation?
Two factors have the biggest impact on the total cost of a home insulation project:
- The materials
- The space
1. The Cost of Insulation Materials
Spray foam insulation is the best type of insulation for a multitude of reasons. It has the highest heat transfer resistance (known as R-value) of any insulation, it forms an airtight seal that is resistant to mold and moisture, and it can save you an average of 50 percent on your annual home energy bills. Many homeowners often find that these positive qualities outweigh the upfront cost of installing spray foam insulation.
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Although spray foam insulation is the gold standard, there are other effective materials for insulating your home as well. Options such as fiberglass, mineral wool, and cellulose all have benefits. Different types of insulation can even be combined in some cases to form an effective heat barrier while keeping within your budget.
Ultimately, spray foam insulation is an investment in your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. Over time, the energy savings you enjoy with spray foam insulation will pay for the cost of the material.
2. How Big Is the Insulation Space?
One of the major reasons to contact an experienced contractor for home insulation projects is to get a thorough assessment of the areas of your house that need insulation upgrades. If you try to handle the job yourself, you may end up adding insulation in areas that have minimal effect on energy efficiency and comfort – not to mention wasting money.
A professional home energy audit can identify the places in your house where you are losing energy. Spray foam insulation can be installed in multiple areas of your home, including:
Spray foam insulation is priced by the square foot. As a result, it will cost more to insulate larger homes and/or homes with multiple rooms and areas in need of insulation.
Ultimately, the cost of adding spray foam insulation to your home will depend on your specific needs and goals. You may find average price ranges online, but the cost of insulating your home with spray foam is unique based on what you hope to achieve with the upgrade.
Will I Need to Have Old Insulation Removed?
Depending on their age and the choices the builders made during construction, your home may have old, ineffective insulation. The issues stemming from degraded insulation (such as an uncomfortable living space and high energy bills) are likely what prompted you to consider spray foam insulation in the first place.
To get the most from spray foam insulation, old insulation must be removed first. While insulation removal can add to the cost of the project, it is an essential step for maximizing the effectiveness of new spray foam.
Failure to remove old insulation can actually cost you money down the road. Closed cell spray foam expands to create an impermeable barrier. If old insulation is not removed and spray foam is applied around it, the barrier becomes unstable. Moisture, mold, and allergens can build up in this poorly insulated space, potentially resulting in air quality issues, damage to the structure of your home, and unchecked movement of hot and cold air.
Fixing these problems will require more money than the cost of insulation removal and replacement with spray foam. Therefore, it is important to take the proper steps the first time so your new insulation will improve the comfort, efficiency, and value of your home.
Learn More About Investing in Spray Foam Insulation for Your Home
It is important to make sure that any home improvements fall within your budget. At REenergizeCO, we start each project with a home energy audit that tells us where your home is losing energy. Based on our findings, we can provide targeted recommendations and accurate quotes for spray foam insulation and other home energy services.