The cost of everything is going up and more and more people are looking for ways to save money wherever they can. Installing good insulation can save you money on your power bills, make your home more comfortable in every season and even improve your home’s air quality, but that initial outlay can still be daunting.

At Tates Coating Services, we’ve been installing spray foam insulation for 40 years, so we know all the tricks. That’s why we’re bringing you this article on 5 ways to save money on your home spray foam insulation.

1. Do your Research

If you want to save some money on your home spray foam insulation, then you’ll need to do your research first. Get multiple quotes and ask lots of questions. Consider the different types of foam insulation to make sure you get a good deal at the same time.

2. Don’t Over-Insulate

The cost of spray foam insulation is affected by several factors including the R-value required and the thickness of the Insulation. And obviously, you want the optimum result, “thicker “does not always mean better and “higher” may not be what you need.  Spray Foam is different in efficiency to other products and in the ‘rating’ process.  Youa re not comparing apples to apples here.  It can be easy to over-insulate using Spray Foam if you adopt the ratings and thickness needs of other products.

3. Focus on Quality

It might be tempting to hire the spray foam installer who offers the lowest price, but this won’t always get you the results you want. It’s a fact of life that you get what you pay for.

So, make sure that you’re paying enough for insulation that’s expertly installed. This will help you avoid damage to your home and ensure that your insulation is installed properly.

4. Look for Funding

Here in Australia, state and federal government agencies want you to insulate your home. That’s why a lot of them offer rebates and incentives that can cut your costs markedly, you just have to know how to find them.

5. Consider Critical Areas

If you don’t have the budget to insulate your whole house, then focus on a critical area such as the attic and crawl space or the underfloor or the walls that are most exposed. You should also ask your installer to spray the ceiling joists to completely seal any air leaks from the lower rooms in your home.

This is a quick and easy way to make a big impact on the internal temperatures of your home for a fraction of the cost of insulating everything.

Next Steps

Did any of these tips for managing the cost of your home insulation sound like they would work in your home? Spray foam insulation will pay for itself in the long run, reducing your power bills and increasing your comfort levels in every season. And lowering the initial cost of your insulation with one or more of these ideas will make your wins even more satisfying.

Here at Tates Coating Services, we’ve been in the business for more than 40 years and have worked with big names like BHP as well as with numerous homeowners. That’s why we’re a superior choice to help you insulate your home in a way that suits your lifestyle, your preferences, and your wallet.