So what should be considered when you are looking at the costs of spray foam insulation?
Well obviously the upfront costs of the foam does need to be considered. The outlay that you have to make on the material is probably one of, if not the, biggest of the costs â€“ so when you are calculating the spray foam insulation cost you need to ensure that is factored in.
Another factor is whether you get a professional to do it for you or not. The do it yourself option is obviously free and so saves considerable amounts of money â€“ but do not decide for that too quickly. Badly installed foam insulation can cause wall bowing and foam appearing where it isn’t wanted, which can cost you more than the professional would in the first place.
Also consider what it is you are trying to be doing. If you do the foam installation yourself then you need to consider how you are going to install it. Whilst most areas can be done with the equipment given some of the more complicated areas may need professional level equipment to be hired, which will increase the spray foam insulation cost quite considerably.
Make sure you consider the value to yourself as well. Such factors as ‘will this increase the resale value of my home’ and ‘how much will this save me on heating bills’ are important, as it is not just about the spray foam insulation cost right up but what the difference in price is after it has been offset by savings or value added.