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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does insulation cost?

The cost of insulation will vary significantly, with prices as high as $2,800. However, homeowners spend an average of $350 for insulation installation and upgrades (keep in mind this average cost includes small and big spaces). 

The actual cost you pay will depend on a number of factors, including where you live, the total square footage of your space, the cost of labor and any preparation and cleanup work needed to complete the job. The type of insulation is one of the biggest factors. Contact insulation contractors near you to get price estimates.

What are the advantages of insulating a house?

Insulating your home has many benefits and is worth the time, energy and money. Here’s why:

  • Insulation reduces energy and heating costs.
  • Less energy consumption also results in a reduction of pollutant emissions.
  • Insulation prevents condensation from moisture and stark temperature differentials.
  • And it reduces noise from passing through the walls.

How do I hire someone to insulate my home?

The best way to hire someone to insulate your home is by searching for contractors near you online or using the Thumbtack app. Start by entering your zip code to find a list of top-rated insulation contractors in your area. Then, whittle down the search results by customer ratings and reviews. Pay special attention to the positive (and negative) reviews, and check out the contractors’ photos — these can give you an idea of the contractors’ quality of work on past insulation projects. 

Also, check licensing requirements in your state and ensure that whoever you work with has a license (if needed). The final step is reaching out to at least three or more contractors to receive cost estimates and compare bids.

What is insulation?

Insulation is a material that slows or inhibits heat flow from one area to another. It can take many forms. A common type is fiberglass or mineral wool (aka rock wool and sag wool). Another is cellulose insulation, an environmentally friendly option that is blown into wall cavities. Sprayed foam insulation is a go-to option if you need to add insulation to existing areas and around obstructions.

What are the signs I need new insulation?

There are several signs you might need new insulation. For example, you may need to upgrade your insulation if:

  • Your electricity, heating and cooling bills continue to rise.
  • An auditor notes during your whole-house energy assessment that you need insulation in certain areas.
  • Your rooms have uneven (and uncomfortable) temperatures.
  • Drafts of cold air are entering your house.
  • You’re having moisture, mold or mildew issues.

If you think your home might be under-insulated or it’s time for some better insulation, hire an insulation contractor 
near you

Can you put insulation over existing insulation?

There are many cases in which it is acceptable to place new insulation over old insulation. The main instance in which you shouldn’t place new insulation over old insulation is when the old insulation is wet or decayed. Also, keep in mind where the vapor barrier is. If there is a layer of vapor barrier between the new and old insulation, it can trap moisture and lead to mold growth. 

If you're not experienced in insulation installation, hire an insulation contractor near you to take on this job.

Can insulation be added to existing walls?

It can be difficult to add insulation to existing walls, but it’s not impossible. If you’re finishing your basement or adding siding to your house, you might want to add new insulation to the existing wall. Contact an insulation contractor to find out what your walls require — and how much it will cost.

What are some common types of insulation?

There are several common types of insulation, including:

  • Batts and rolls, which are usually made from fiberglass or mineral wool and can be placed between wall studs and ceiling/floor joists.
  • Concrete block insulation, which protects the outside of concrete walls from significant heat loss.
  • Blown-in insulation, which is made from fiberglass, cellulose or mineral wool and can fill in irregularly shaped areas.
  • Spray foam, which has a high R-value and is great at stopping air from leaking through holes and cracks. 

If you’re not sure which type of insulation you should install in your home, an insulation contractor can help you decide.

What areas should I insulate in my home?

There are several absolutely critical parts of your home you should insulate to save on energy costs, retain heat, reduce noise and protect your pipes and ductwork. The first is the attic and roof. Because heat rises, it will naturally tend to escape through the top of a house. Insulating the attic or roof can prevent heat loss. Insulating the walls is next on the list. You can also insulate your flooring, crawlspace and basement. 

To find someone to help you insulate these areas in your home, start searching for insulation contractors near you on Thumbtack.

What is r-value insulation?

R-value — or thermal resistance value — is a measure of any surface or material’s resistance to heat flow. The greater the R-value, the more insulation the material provides. R-value depends on the thickness, density and type of insulation, as well as the moisture accumulation, age and temperature. 

Reviews for Murray insulation contractors
Chuck H.
Koala is fantastic. I had an attic room in an addition to my home that was poorly insulated when it was built. Koala came in and sprayed in insullation - which made the room so much warmer and more comfortable. They just had to cut two holes in my drywall. They did the cuts in a way that made it super easy easy to patch (they can even arrange drywallers if you need them to). The installers were very professional and did the job quickly. I can't recommend them highly enough. I will definitely use them again if I have another insullation need.
Koala Insulation of Greater Salt LakeKoala Insulation of Greater Salt Lake
George M.
Second job from them, always the most affordable, they insulated my entire basement, some was blown in to existing ceilings. I would hire again.
The Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star ConsultingThe Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star Consulting
Christina D.
They got us in quickly to have insulation blown into our attic. (Appt within 1 week). Reasonable price and our whole house feels much cooler.
The Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star ConsultingThe Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star Consulting
Ashton L.
Great experience, they installed more insulation in the attic of my home built in the 50s. They got the job done quickly and efficiently and I can already notice the difference in the time my AC has to run during the day.
The Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star ConsultingThe Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star Consulting
Caitlin Q.
Our estimator showed up on time and was very honest about what was possible (unfortunately not much!) for insulating our space. He gave us a list of referrals for related work, as well. We appreciated his time & effort!
Penguin InsulationPenguin Insulation
Christina D.
Waste of time. We're trying to get attic insulation at reasonable prices. $6000 is not reasonable. You can cool your attic with various systems for far less money. Very pushy sales person who will take up a lot of your time.
Kaestle C.
Brian and the team have gone above and beyond on our home we originally hired them for insulation and then added on some plaster repairs etc. He was extremely responsive and on our job site everyday he said he would be! I highly recommend him!
The Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star ConsultingThe Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star Consulting
Emily H.
We were very impressed with Brian. He was very professional and willing to make last-minute adjustments to the project scope without any issue. His bid was also extremely fair, especially for the quality of the work that was done. If we need additional insulation in the future, we will definitely reach out to him again.
The Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star ConsultingThe Insulation Guys, Dba: Energy Star Consulting
Chelsea E.
John is amazing! Asked him to come over for quotes for a few projects today, not only did we get those but we had an emergency basement flooding situation happen while he was on the property. No questions asked, he stepped in and got it taken care of right there on the spot! We also had our radon mitigation system installed today and had electrical issues come up and he jumped in and took care those as well. I don't know what we would have done without John's help today! He's a guy that can do it all! So excited to work with John on more projects like our insulation, bathroom ventilation, and more!
MTB Construction LLCMTB Construction LLC
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