Excellent for maintaining thermal efficiency in any property it is installed, Underfloor Insulation in Melbourne is becoming a staple across homes in the city. If you are building a new home, or have built one recently; you will know that insulation is nowadays basically a standard component of the construction process. It is also common knowledge that good quality insulation can save you a lot of money on energy bills—but just how much does it cost?
The first thing to understand about insulation is how to measure its efficiency. Efficiency in insulation is measured by a standard known as the R-value. Essentially, the R-value is a rating given to insulation, based on its conductive or radiant heat transfer capabilities. When it comes to underfloor insulation, you need to ensure the material you select captures heat and cold. Depending on your climate and other considerations, you can decide which R-value is suitable for you. You may not necessarily require the highest rated insulation. For this part of the process, it is best to consult the experts if you are unsure what will do for your home.
When it comes to price itself, insulation panels vary in price according to their R-value and material. In today’s market, on average, R1.5 polyester batts might cost roughly $35, while R4.0 polyester batts can sit around the $75 mark.Foilboard panels can cost between $22-26, based on their size and R-value. If you are dealing with light duty applications in an easy access space, a great way to save money is to install the underfloor insulation yourself.
Understanding The R Value of Underfloor Insulation
If you’re somewhat familiar with the world of insulation, you surely know about R values, or have heard the term being used. When speaking specifically of underfloor insulation, the R value indicates the thermal efficiency of the individual insulation sheet being used. In essence, the higher the R value of an insulation panel, the higher the thermal efficiency is. This just means that it provides more protection against external heat for a property than insulation with lower R values. It would be easy to assume that selecting the insulation with the highest R value is always the best solution for every home. However, the fact is that there are many more factors at play when it comes to selecting the R value of your insulation. For example, different homes and climates require different levels of thermal efficiency. Some properties actually require a much lower R value than others. To determine the best insulation for your property, it is always a good idea to consult with underfloor insulation installers who can assess your home and help you determine the most optimum solution for your needs.
Calculating The Cost of Underfloor Insulation
A common question we receive is “how much does it cost to install insulation?”
When calculating the cost of under floor insulation, there are a few things to consider. The first is the actual underfloor insulation prices for the materials themselves. Insulation pricing varies depending on the material, supplier and R value selected. All of these factors will alter the base price of your materials. Once you are clear on the specific insulation sheets you are purchasing, you can calculate your underfloor insulation cost per m2. The next element to consider is the insulation installation cost. If you make the decision to hire someone to install your underfloor insulation for you, the costs will be higher than if you were to do it yourself. If you are not experienced in undertaking such an installation, it’s recommended that you enlist the help of experts to install the insulation for you.
What’s The Average Cost of Insulating A Home?
The average cost to insulate a house is a difficult figure to accurately determine, as each and every home and requirement varies so much. Some people opt to insulate their entire home, while some people with choose to simply insulate one area of their home, such as the roof, bearing only the ceiling insulation cost. The home insulation cost will vary from property to property. For this reason, we recommend that you contact us directly on 1800 354 717 in order to speak with a friendly professional from our team. We’d prefer you receive an accurate house insulation cost quote for your property.
How Much Does Roof Insulation Cost?
Roof insulation costs per square metre vary based on the particular R value you are selecting for your insulation. On average, the roof insulation cost for a standard home will somewhat vary depending on the climate of the area. The climate plays the biggest factor in determining the roof insulation price.
Why Choose Foilboard Underfloor Insulation Over Other Products?
Foilboard underfloor insulation is some of the most efficient and effective foil insulation available today. It is cost effective and goes above and beyond the BCA requirements that insulation needs to meet. Another big advantage is that Foilboard not only acts as a barrier between your home and harsh weather conditions, but it also acts as a reflective surface, doubling the protection it offers from heat penetrating your property.
To begin on your insulation project and get precise pricing, contact us today. Our fully equipped and knowledgeable team are ready to help fulfil any requirements and questions you have.