When it comes time to choose a renovation project for your home, it pays to be smart. It is estimated that the average 10-by-10 foot deck costs about $2,200 in supplies from your local construction supply company. You could forgo the deck this year and instead invest in insulation for your home. This may provide a lot more value for the cost.
A lot of homeowners worry about insulation as the temperatures start to drop, and rightfully so. But insulation should be a year-round concern. A construction supply company can make it easy and affordable to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.
The Cost of An Insulation Project
Taking on an insulation project for your home as a DIY project can seem a bit overwhelming if it’s something you have never done before. A lot of homeowners choose to hire home insulation companies to get the job done for them. Of course, that is always an option.
If you are willing to take the project on as a DIY, you can save a nice chunk of money by putting in some sweat equity. Making the DIY process easier will require that you invest in commercial tools (and the right building materials), but it can be well worth the investment.
How Affordable is Home Insulation?
The range of costs for a DIY insulation project can vary between about $.70-$2.00 per square foot. But if you choose a professional firm to manage the project, you can take on between $150-$300 or more in labor costs.
The total cost of the project will highly depend on where you get your supplies from. A local construction supply company can be your best resource for finding the perfect insulation for your space and the commercial tools that you will need.
Other factors that will affect costs are what type of building materials you will need for the project and the quality of the insulation you choose. Insulation is rated by an R-value rating system. The higher the R-value rating, the better the insulation it will provide — and the higher the cost will be.
The Value of Making This a Priority
A new deck would be nice, but some new insulation can be even nicer. Getting energy bills under control can be a challenge. New insulation can help you overcome the challenge. If you live in an older home, adding some new insulation can be just the ticket to year-round comfort.