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Old 12-14-2008, 05:19 PM   #1
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What is a fair price to pay for blown in insulation?
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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Call 3 licensed, bonded, & insured insulation contractors in your area to find out - Pretty Simple

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Call 3 licensed, bonded, & insured insulation contractors in your area to find out - Pretty Simple
I would think that there could be a little more to it than that.




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What is a fair price to pay for blown in insulation?
Slightly less than seamless gutter/ downspouts.
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.68 cents an ounce plus s&w.







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.68 cents an ounce plus s&w.

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Attic or walls.
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Need to know more to give a fair estimate
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Home Depot is doing it for $0.99 a square foot. They don't advertise the R value for that price however, and that's for fiberglass. So really it's just a low number to get in the door and high pressure the customer.
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Home Depot is doing it for $0.99 a square foot. They don't advertise the R value for that price however, and that's for fiberglass. So really it's just a low number to get in the door and high pressure the customer.
It's R-19 and they only do cake work ie clean open spacious attics
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We get $ 0.72 a square foot for R-38.
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framer6262, price depends on whether you want the good stuff or not.

Another question to consider is: How much does a bad job cost me for the next umpteen years?
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Slider, just wondering what you consider the good stuff ?
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We get $ 0.72 a square foot for R-38.
Wow! I am triple that. Too bad you're not in my area, I'd sub it to you. I could do it for less... But why?
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Yes, but you also live in a high cost area. I am able to commute easily in my small town and the surrounding community.
My insulation is also fiberglass.
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I only pay .50 cents per sq foot, an our guy's are happy to get that
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I only pay .50 cents per sq foot, an our guy's are happy to get that

Because they are hungry?

Material costs and overhead are more then .50 a sq/ft for 8 inches of fill.
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wow, i think those prices are incredibly low...is this including all prep work? baffles? insulating and sealing ductwork? airsealing? boxing out air or heating units, or possibly a storage area? flashing out chimneys or flue pipes? and how can you just say 50 cents, or even 72 a square off the top? whats the clearance and are there trusses, ducts, recessed lights, or any of that mess to work around? are you installing a vapor barrier if there is no existing insulation? what is the condition of existing if it is there, and what is the depth of that?

my opinion, its not like painting a room...you are going to have entirely different situations all the time that need to be accounted for...i've insulated flat attics that had less then 30 inches of clearance at its highest point and the labor was very intense, and had attics that i could stand straight up, pump in and talk on the phone at the same time...

even walls...you are going to change your price drastically in differences of siding, depth of the cavity, windows, balloon frame, cats or crossbeams...

i'd say anywhere from .90 MINIMUM to do the job 110%...and i need to see it for myself, NO EXCEPTIONS...i've done 2500 sq ft attics that i charged more for then 4000 sq ft...

hopefully, nobody believes that blowing in insulation only consists of dragging a 4" hose into the attic and pumping in 6-16 inches of material...if you do, then that would explain why so many customers out there are still doubting the effectiveness of this service...


@framer- sorry for the rant...lol...is this new construction? existing? or, if you are just talking about purchasing the material itself, the only way your getting the good price is by the tractor trailer load...if this is just a one shot deal for you, i'd say look for something between 7.50-9.50 a bag...message me if your looking for more details
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Sorry. This thread is almost 2 years old and pricing questions aren't allowed now.

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