If you need new insulation installed for your home, you’re probably wondering how long the process will take. Well, the amount of time it takes to install blown-in cellulose insulation varies from project to project due to the following factors:
- The size of the house or area
- Where the insulation is installed
- If your old insulation needs to be removed
At Valley Insulation, we want to make sure you fully understand the installation process so you know what to expect. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors below.
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The size of the house or area
Generally, the larger the space, the longer the installation will take.
For example, if you’re having blown-in cellulose insulation installed in a 1,000-square-foot attic, the project is likely to only take a few hours. On the other hand, if our crew is installing insulation all over your home, you can expect it to take significantly longer. We’ll need to get into wall cavities and maybe even your crawlspace to fully insulate a home.
Where the insulation is installed
Depending on the area of your home, certain projects may require different prep work, which will add to the total time of installation.
Depending on where the blown-in cellulose insulation is being installed, our crew may also need to:
- Remove exterior singing or drill into drywall with a small hole
- Install vents
- Seal walls
- Prep soffits
- Apply weather stripping
- Insulate the access door (if insulating an attic)
Certain tasks like these may be necessary to ensure that your insulation is as effective as possible. But, they will take some additional time to complete. Before you hire a crew to begin a project, you should make sure to ask what type of prep work or additional work will be required to complete it.
If your old insulation needs to be removed
Before the space can be filled with blown-in insulation, our crew may need to remove the old insulation.
Insulation can become damaged over time. In some instances, our crew can install blown-in cellulose insulation directly over the top of old fiberglass insulation. But in other cases, the old insulation may be too damaged or may be a health hazard due to insect or rodent infestation, flooding, or fire.
If your old insulation needs to be removed, this will tack on a significant amount of time onto the overall project, but one of our technicians can give you an accurate estimate of how long it will take depending on the scope of the project.