When constructing a new house or renovating your old one, it's crucial to have effective insulation installed to help save on energy costs by keeping your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Spray foam is among the top choices for insulating a home due to its density, but also because it expands and fills air pockets more completely than other types of insulation.
There are several other advantages of spray foam insulation, but many homeowners would actually tout life span and ROI (return on investment) as spray foam's key benefits. That's because the cost you pay to keep the house insulated has a payback period of 90 years.
Let’s learn more about spray foam insulation costs and benefits.
Why Should You Opt For Spray Foam Insulation?
Whether you're remodelling an existing home or building a new property, it's critical to keep a house safe from extreme weather while also optimizing for energy savings.
Benefits of spray foam:
- Spray foam acts as a glue for the construction materials, giving the overall structure of the home or commercial property extra perimeter strength.
- Spray foam application can prevent indoor allergens such as dust, mold, mildew, allergens, and other pollutants.
- Unlike most other insulation materials, spray foam penetrates holes around pipes, vents, joints, creases and edges.
- Paying for spray foam today will save you for decades and you won’t need to spend money on insulation for up 90 years in most cases.
How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?
Here we will discuss how much spray foam insulation costs, including materials and other expenses required for insulation.
Cost Of An Insulation Kit
You can save a lot of money using these kits while making the installation process quick and easy.
Depending on the size of the house, the average cost range for professionally installing spray foam insulation ranges from $2,800 to $5,000. However, prices within that range vary depending on the type of spray foam insulation.
Types of spray foam application:
· Open Cell: a wonderful choice for soundproofing and is relatively affordable. The open-cell spray foam's main advantage is that it expands after spraying. Installing open-cell spray foam insulation costs between $0.75 and $1.50 per foot.
· Closed Cell: due to its greater rigidity, stability, and compactness compared to open-cell foam, closed-cell insulation is a fantastic choice for insulating the interiors of walls and other areas where you want to improve structural integrity. On average, the closed cell cost of spray foam insulation ranges from $1.50 to $2.00 per foot.
Even though it is not complicated to spray foam yourself, most homeowners opt to hire a professional who owns spray equipment. Depending on the market, the cost of the project's labor can range from $50 to $120 per hour.
Size Of Property
Naturally, the project's cost is significantly influenced by the size of the space that needs to be insulated. If you're insulating a space that is less than 100 square ft, it might not make economic sense to use spray foam.
In a nutshell, when building your own house, spray foam insulation is likely the best option to keep the house safe from extreme weather for up decades to come. If you're remodelling a home or insulating a small space, it might make sense to weigh your options against traditional fiberglass insulation.
Even though spray-in foam insulation costs much higher than other options, it's typically worth the investment. If you hire a contractor, you should expect to pay at least $100 per hour.