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What should I expect

Insulation isn't just about the fluffy pink batting in your unfinished basement. Proper insulation techniques can help you save hundreds of dollars! An expert energy auditor can help you make your home more energy efficient. For example, they can insulate copper pipes, HVAC ducts, attics, walls, floors, siding, doors, and windows. If you decide to hire an expert, then they may need to access areas behind drywall and the attic.

Your contractor will recommend the best insulating product for your home and lifestyle needs. Options include blankets/batting, loose fill, concrete block, foam board, spray foam, or reflective insulation.

How much does it cost?

The cost of an insulation project depends on the location of the insulation, materials used, the installation product, and the R-Value of the product (resistance to conductive heat flow, which is it's insulating effectiveness). Insulation is measured in feet, and the labour cost is not included:

  • Spray Foam: $0.80 - $2.00 (open cell)
  • Spray Foam: $1.00 - $2.00 (closed cell)
  • Blown in: up to $1.00 - $2.00
  • Fiberglass batts: $0.15 - $0.50
  • Reflective: up to $2.00
  • Mineral / rock wool: $2.00 - $3.00
  • Energy auditing: $200 - $600

It's wise for homeowners to invest in high quality insulation, even if it's more expensive. Good insulation can help save a lot of money in the long run!

Can I DIY my home insulation project?

You should hire an expert to handle any loose fill products. However, homeowners can try to install batting insulation projects. It's important to wear safety goggles, a mask, gloves, and long sleeves when handling this product as it can cause skin irritation. Be sure to fill any voids or holes in your home's frame before installing the insulation.

Additional tips

It's best to hire an expert to do an energy audit before you start working on the home insulation installation. This is especially helpful for provincial rebate programs.

Keep an eye out for loose insulation that looks grainy, lightweight, and shiny. This could be made from vermiculite, which may be contaminated with asbestos. Call an asbestos company to test the insulation before disrupting it. A professional must remove this material for safety reasons.

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