What is the pricing
One of the many questions customers wonder before hiring any sort of service is how much money they will spend, especially when it comes to insulating their home. Spray foam Insulation Pricing is usually calculated by the volume of a board foot in many areas (1 board foot = 12” x 12” x 1” thick). It is important to know that pricing can vary widely from state to state.
Factors That Influence The Insulation Pricing
Pricing for the application for this type of insulation is influence by various factors. Lets take a look at some of them.
● Spray foam type desired
There are two main types of of spray foam insulation options, there is open cell spray foam insulation and closed cell spray foam insulation. Although both of these are commonly used, each one has a difference in function. Each one of these differ mainly in their density which will contribute to its R-value. The higher the R-value the greater the insulation power you get. Open cell spray foam is mostly limited to interior use and closed cell can be used both in the interior or exterior parts of a home or building. For example closed cell spray foam can be used in areas where contact with water is likely to occur. Open cell spray foam can be used in areas that have little exposed to moisture.
Open cell foam insulation is cheaper whereas Closed cell is a little more spendy. The price
difference is due to a few different factors, mostly the difficulty of installation and the amount of base product each different product uses.
● Labor required
It is important to keep in mind this type of installation will take allot of labor and man hours. The cost of labor is usually the largest cost during the whole installation process. This sort of job really should be installed by a certified professional in order to do the job correctly, so this is usually installed with skilled certified labor that is a higher dollar per hour than basic labor.
● Area being covered
Another important factor in the pricing of spray foam insulation is the area the customer wants covered. How many square feet will be sprayed? Will it only be a small area? The entire building? How big is the attic or basement? In other words the larger the area the more material used therefore higher the overall price will be, but the cheaper the project will be per board foot.
What area do you live in? This will also be an important factor as to how much you will need to pay. Prices vary from place to place. Most of these variations in price are due to the cost of labor in your area and the price the base material pricing and of course the amount of local demand has an impact as well. As you can see, there is not a specific set price for spray foam insulation, pricing varies due to various factors. What is true though, is that despite what you may spend, it will be worth your every penny.