Investing in Your Home: Why Attic Insulation is Such a Popular Improvement

There are a number of ways to make your home more energy efficient and save money. Among the best options is attic insulation. The high value of the investment is due not only to the fact that it increases a home’s value for more than the cost of installation, but also because of the lower energy bills that you will see when you have your attic insulated properly.


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Choose the Right Type of Insulation

Choosing expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation over other options such as XPS or Polyiso can mean more cost savings on the product and the installation itself, along with lower power bills. While it’s important to insulate your home, and some insulation is better than none, there are different grades and types of insulation. Because of this, some insulation options are better than others and offer more cost effectiveness.

Any homeowner who plans to insulate their attic will want to work with a trusted company and choose the right kind of insulation for their needs. The size of the house, whether there is any existing insulation, and the weather in your location can all make a difference.

Improve Your Home’s Value

One of the most significant benefits of attic insulation is the increase in your home’s value. Well-insulated houses generally appraise higher than poorly insulated homes simply because they are considered to be more valuable and worth more money as they sit. With this in mind, adding insulation is one of the better projects to complete before getting ready to sell. That’s because someone who might be planning to buy the home would already have the insulation there, and wouldn’t need to make changes to the home that would cost them money.

Lower Your Power Bills

With good insulation, your power bills can be much lower than they would be for an uninsulated home. The cost of the insulation product and its installation are quickly offset by the lower power bills for heating and cooling. For homes that had little or poor attic insulation, the bills for heating and cooling can come down significantly from what they were before the home was insulated. That is very important from a cost saving standpoint, and it can also help the home feel more comfortable and have a more even temperature throughout the year.

Big Seller Benefits From Attic Insulation

Any homeowner who is thinking about selling should consider attic insulation. Buyers are looking for move-in-ready homes that don’t need work. They are also looking for homes that aren’t going to cost a lot of money in improvements and utility bills. With proper attic insulation, sellers have an advantage and buyers will generally take note of that.

If you’re a homeowner who wants to save money on your bills and feel more comfortable year round, or if you’re considering selling your home, adding high quality attic insulation can be the right investment for your future needs.

By Guest Blogger Ryan Tollefsen REALTOR® of Unity Home Group at Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group

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