Spray foam insulation is becoming a more and more popular choice of insulation for new construction and existing homes in the Albany and Adirondacks region for its insulating and environmentally-friendly benefits. The number one question we get from interested customers is “How much does it cost?”
Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The overall cost of installing spray foam insulation will depend largely on a number of factors that vary for each different customer. However, while we can’t tell you exactly what you should plan to spend, we can give you some information on what will impact the price of the insulation and the benefits that will save you money in the long run.
Factors that Contribute to Spray Foam Cost
Each house is unique and no two spray foam insulation projects are the same. Typically spray foam insulation ends up being 2 to 3 times the cost of traditional fiberglass insulation, although there are many factors that contribute to the end cost. Learn more about them below:
How much of your home will you insulate with spray foam insulation? Just the attic? How Multiple rooms? The basement? The exterior? Spray foam insulation is charged by the square foot, so the more areas of your home you want to install spray foam in, the higher the cost will be.
Open Cell vs Closed Cell Spray Foam
With spray foam, you have two different types of insulation to choose from: open cell and closed cell. Open cell spray foam is more open in structure and allows air and moisture to pass through the foam, while closed cell spray foam is closed in structure and does not allow for permeability. Closed Cell Spray Foam is typically twice as expensive as Open Cell Spray Foam. Your installer can help decide which option is right for your home.
You can’t trust just anyone to install spray foam insulation, it has to be completed by a licensed professional. When you pay for installation, you’re paying for the installer’s expertise. Our spray foam insulation installers are Demilec certified for expert installation every time.
Cost Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Even though spray foam insulation may cost more upfront that traditional fiberglass insulation, the extra cost of spray foam insulation is recouped within the first 3-5 years. So with spray foam insulation, you end up saving money in the long run! We’ve listed some of the top reasons for this below:
Spray Foam Reduces Household Energy Use by up to 40%!
Hate paying large utility bills? With spray foam insulation, you don’t have to. Spray foam insulation has amazing insulating properties and actually outperforms fiberglass of the same R-value in insulating your home. With spray foam, your house won’t lose heat like it does with fiberglass insulation.
Homes Insulated with Spray Foam Have a Higher Resale Value
Sure, you may love your home now. But when things change and the time comes to move onto your next home, you’ll be glad to know the spray foam insulation you invested in earlier will pay off! Homes insulated with spray foam are more attractive to buyers and result in a higher resale value. What’s more attractive to you–a drafty old home with fiberglass insulation or an energy efficient home that’ll save you money on utility bills?
Closed Cell Spray Foam Eliminates the Need for a Vapor Barrier
Did you think you were going to have to install spray foam insulation AND a vapor barrier? Think again! When your walls are insulated with spray foam, there’s no moisture passing through the insulation, protecting your walls and ceiling from water infiltration and wood rot all on its own.
Save on Potential Issues Down the Road
Spray Foam is not just for heat insulation, it can actually act as barriers for sound and radon which can pay off in the long run, as you won’t have to pay for soundproofing (learn more about sound barriers here) or radon abatement (learn more about how spray foam can prevent radon here) in the future. These projects could cost you thousands of dollars each down the road!
Get a Spray Foam Insulation Quote Today!
Since pricing for spray foam insulation is very individualized and depends on a number of factors, the best way to know your exact cost is to request a quote from us.
Adirondack Healthy Home is a Demilec-certified spray foam installer for the greater Albany, Hudson Valley, and Adirondack areas. We proudly provide environmentally-friendly and affordable open and closed cell spray foam installation for residential and commercial customers in Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake George, Plattsburgh and the rest of the Adirondacks.