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One of the smartest areas to direct extra home improvement dollars is towards a comprehensive attic insulation project. For this discussion we will examine the costs and requirements for insulating (regardless of new-build or existing structure) the open attic space of an "average" home. According to the 2008 U.S. Census this is approximately 2,520 square feet, which assumes a two-story structure with a "footprint" of approximately 24'x50'. Attic insulation can easily be considered a "DIY" project, but a contractor might be necessary for the job when a homeowner opts for "blown" insulation rather than batting types.
For the attic insulation project, the typical costs include:
Cost to insulate an attic varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from insulation contractors in your city.