Attic Insulation

kellyrieSeptember 4, 2013

We received two quotes for blown in insulation in our 1970's house in Maine. There is a 1k difference between them and it seems like quite a difference. It appears that the less expensive quote is actually a bit more insulation. Can anyone tell me if I am missing something in these quotes? Is the more expensive one doing something the less expensive one isn't?

Attic
Loose fill cellulose in attic flat over existing insulation �R35
Dense pack cellulose at walls at elevation change
Vent channels & soffit blockers as needed
Install insulation dams as needed at garage area
Air seal MEP penetrations
Price (Includes labor & materials to install): $2,835.40

Plan#: Trade: INSULATION
PENETRATIONS FOAM SEALANT
VENTS BAFFLES
PERIMETER OF ROOF AREA,
STARTER BATTS
R-19 23" UNFACED BATT
CEILING AREA FLAT R-38 FIBERGLASS BLOW
Base Price: $1,840.00

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southerncanuck

The first quote is more detailed and inclusive. Air sealing penetrations is key and when done properly will be much more labour intensive. I would get details from the people that provided the second quote. The second quote reads more like a materials list than a quote.

I would want more detail of the scope of work from each.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 8:30AM
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