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Frequently Asked Questions

What is insulation?

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Insulation is material that provides a barrier within a home’s walls, ceilings, and floors to regulate temperature and noise. If your home gets overly hot in the summer and cold in the winter, it’s likely not insulated properly.

Insulation efficiency is measured by R-value, which determines how resistant different types of insulation are to heat flow (or energy loss). R-values are measured by inch of thickness. The higher the R-value, the better the performance and the higher the price.

How much does insulation cost?

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Our project data lists insulation costs between $1,400 and $6,300, but your final price will depend on the type of insulation you choose, its R-value, and how much you need.

  • Fiberglass insulation: $0.30 – $1.50
  • Blown-in insulation: $1 – $2
  • Spray foam insulation: $0.50 – $2
  • Radiant insulation: $0.20 – $1
  • Rigid board insulation: $0.25 – $1

Luckily, insulation is one of the best investments you can make in your home—it has an ROI of at least 100%, meaning you’ll likely make back what you spend in a few years or so.

What is insulation made of?

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Insulation is made of many different materials, which can also impact the R-value needed for energy efficiency.

  • Fiberglass: The most common insulation material made from glass. Fiberglass is a skin and lung irritant, so you’ll need to wear gloves and clothing when working with fiberglass insulation.
  • Cellulose: Made from recycled paper products, plus borate for fire and insect resistance.
  • Foam: Made from polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, or polyurethane plastic. You can also install cement-based foam insulation using rigid foam boards.
  • Mineral wool: Made of fire-resistant rock wool, a mix of natural materials, or slag wool, made from a molten metal product.
  • Natural fibers: Made from various recycled natural materials, including cotton, sheep’s wool, and straw.

Where is insulation in a house?

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If your attic is unfinished or you’ve ever demolished an interior wall, you might notice batt or spray foam insulation between the studs. Putting insulation between your walls and floors helps keep your home comfortable and your energy costs down. In addition to walls and attics, you can install insulation in your garage, in floors above vented crawl spaces, and basements.

  • Garage Insulation: $0.50 to $1.25 per square foot
  • Floor and crawl space insulation: $1 to $5 per square foot
  • Basement insulation: $1.50 to $2.50 per square foot
  • Wall insulation: $1 to $4 per square foot
  • Attic insulation: $1,500 to $6,000
  • Roof insulation: $1,500 to $4,500 or more

What are the different types of insulation?

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There are a few types of home insulation, and they all are made of different materials— most commonly, fiberglass, cellulose, and foam. Insulation includes these materials in the following forms:

  • Loose-fill: Also called “blown-in,” loose-fill is sprayed into wall cavities, attics, and other oddly-shaped areas using special equipment. This insulation is usually made of fiberglass, cellulose, or mineral wool.
  • Batts: An affordable insulation blanket best for unfinished spaces, such as between framing, studs, or joists. They come in pre-cut sections suitable for DIY installation and are mostly made from fiberglass, though other versions are also available.
  • Rolls: Similar to batt insulation, but comes in rolls. Its make-up leaves less chance for gaps between sections and is more efficient than other types.
  • Foam board: One of the most popular insulation types that can be used almost anywhere in your home. Foam boards also have a high R-value.
  • Spray foam: Expands and hardens to fill gaps, small and large. Can be closed-cell or open-cell, but closed-cell has a higher R-value, making it more expensive per square foot.
  • Radiant barriers: Does not reduce heat flow but directs heat away from the home instead. Radiant barriers are DIY-friendly and affordable, but they won’t be as effective in the winter months.

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Recent Job Requests for Insulation Contractors in Jersey City, NJ

  • NewProject: Install Spray Foam Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/27/22
    Nature of Project: Insulation for existing home
    Location of Installation: Ceiling
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Area Description: Not sure
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: the guy put new roof but did not do the insulation around 15 by 15 feet
  • NewProject: Install Spray Foam Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/25/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    What type of insulation do you want?: Spray foam
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Cold air is coming up from basement ceiling to first floor
  • NewProject: Install or Upgrade Batt, Rolled or Reflective Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/23/22
  • NewProject: Install Spray Foam Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/23/22
    Nature of Project: Insulation for new construction/addition
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Area Description: Wall framing is exposed / unfinished
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for installing foam installed in the exterior wood walls for the second and third floors. This is new construction. The walls ae 2 x 4 and we want R-21 grade insulation.
  • Project: Soundproof a Room or Window
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/15/22
    Type of Noise: Loud music
    Soundproofing Locations: Floors
    Soundproofing Locations: Walls
    Residence Type: Condominium
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Property Owner: Yes
    Comment: Hi, I am planning to buy a condo. When I do, I would like to sound proof a room to the point that I can play a drum kit without bothering neighbors. How much would that cost? What condo layouts are ideal (e.g. top floor vs bottom floor)? Thanks.
  • Project: Install Spray Foam Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/05/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    What type of insulation do you want?: Spray foam
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Comment: Injecting foam in existing walls
  • Project: Install or Upgrade Blown-In Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 09/01/22
    Nature of Project: Insulation for existing home
    Location of Installation: Roof
    Other Services Selected: Energy saving radiant barrier protection
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: The second floor of the house is extremely hot because there is no insulation in the roof
  • Project: Install or Upgrade Batt, Rolled or Reflective Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 07/30/22
    Location: Home/Residence
    What type of insulation do you want?: Batt, rolled or reflective
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
  • Project: Install Spray Foam Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 07/21/22
    Nature of Project: Insulation for existing home
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Area Description: Wall framing is exposed / unfinished
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: spray insulation / exposed exterior walls / multiple locations /
  • Project: Install or Upgrade Batt, Rolled or Reflective Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 07/20/22
    Nature of Project: Insulation for new construction/addition
    Location: Business
    What type of insulation do you want?: Batt, rolled or reflective
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Property Owner: Yes
    Area of Home: Non-masonry walls
    Area of Home: Roof
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: New Construction (5) Story Residential Apartments Building wood frame/ Concrete foundation with Parking Area/ Medical Practice at street level Floor
  • Project: Soundproof a Room or Window
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 07/16/22
    Type of Noise: Loud music
    Soundproofing Locations: Floors
    Residence Type: Single family residence
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Music from bar downstairs is coming through the floors. Lots of bass
  • Project: Soundproof a Room or Window
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 07/12/22
    Type of Noise: Conversation from a neighboring room
    Type of Noise: Floor/stairs squeaking
    Soundproofing Locations: Walls
    Residence Type: Condominium
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Comment: Need to mitigate noise coming from upstairs unit. Majority of the issue is impact noise due to footfall. Also need to address regular noise (talking, music, etc)
  • Project: Install Spray Foam Insulation
    Location: Jersey City, NJ
    Date: 07/12/22
    Nature of Project: Repair/Replace existing insulation
    Location of Installation: Attic
    Location of Installation: Ceiling
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Area Description: Wall framing is exposed / unfinished

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