Spray foam insulation, applied properly, will have a big impact on your lifestyle and your wallet. Imagine getting power bills that are markedly lower than usual no matter what season it is. And imagine being able to walk into a comfortable temperature when you get home no matter how crazy the Australian weather gets.

These benefits generate a price, and this is a big reason why so many homeowners put off having insulation installed, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are 4 things to consider that will have a big impact on your insulation bill.

1. R-Value

To put it simply, the R-value of insulation measures a material’s thermal resistance or insulating ability. And naturally, a higher R-value required, increases cost.

2. Labour

The cost of actually doing the work to install your insulation may vary depending on who provides the service and their experience level. This is something to consider carefully, as it’s not a good idea to let inexperienced teams do this kind of work, the chances of damage to your home or incorrect installations are just too high.

3. Additional Costs

Unfortunately, there are some additional costs that may need to be considered such as equipment hire or permits. A properly experienced installer will be able to judge if any additional equipment or work is needed on your insulation and factor it into the cost from the start.

4. Choose Where to Insulate

A good way to decrease the costs of spray foam insulation is to limit where you get insulation installed. Installing insulation in your ceiling and underfloor is quick because these spaces are easily accessible and will still make a big difference in the internal temperatures of your home.   Walls can be limited to the walls that are orientated in a way that receive the most direct sunlight.

Calculating your Costs

So, what do you do if it’s impossible to calculate exactly how much it will cost to insulate your home? Well, don’t give up on doing your calculations because you might not get it exactly right.  With a bit of research and some expert guidance, you can get it close.

And once you’ve calculated your insulation costs, try to budget an additional 7-15% more on top of the number you come up with. This will help to compensate for any unexpected extras that could otherwise leave you needing extra cash to finish the job.

Next Steps

Contact Tates Coating Services for excellent cost advice on your project. We’ve been in this business for almost 30 years and after working with countless homeowners, as well as big businesses like BHP, IGA, and Modular Homes, Fleetwood Homes and Evoke Living to name a few, we’ve become pretty good at calculating spray foam insulation costs.

So, contact one of our friendly, expert team and start your insulation journey with all the best information and guidance.