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Insulation Estimating Services

Your Blueprint to Excellence with Insulation Estimating Services.

Build an Estimate offers reliable, precise, and timely insulation estimating services to help you meet bid deadlines and outshine competitors.

Our expert estimators have diverse experience in estimating various insulation types, such as fiberglass, mineral wool, cellulose, and spray polyurethane foam. We cater to projects of all sizes, from residential to large industrial mechanical piping insulation. Using digital software, we accurately measure floors, walls, and ceilings while accounting for openings like doors and windows.

With our quality services, clients can confidently reach accurate cost estimates and bid with assurance. We quantify all insulation types, including loose-fill, rolls, batts, spray board, foam board, liquid foam, cellulose, radiant barriers, vapor barriers, and more.

Our Clients

  • General Contractors
  • Insulation Contractors
  • Mechanical Piping Contractors
  • Fireproofing Contractors
  • Acoustical Contractors
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Pipeline Contractors
  • Weatherproofing Contractors
  • Roofing Contractors
  • EPC Contractors
  • Insulation Vendors
  • Architects
  • Installer
  • Distributors

Build an Estimate specializes in providing customized estimation services tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. Whether you're involved in new construction, repairs, maintenance, modifications, upgrades, shutdowns, outages, or turnarounds, our accurate estimates are based on zip code pricing for materials and labor. We collaborate with renowned brands and associations such as Carboline, Isolatek, Rockwool, Tremco, Carlisle, Hypro-Stop, Procor, Grace, Crystalline, Blow in Blanket Contractors Association (BIBCA), Exterior Insulation & Finish System for Homes, National Insulation Association, and more for vendor quotations.

Insulation Estimation Services

  • Residential & Commercial Insulation Estimation
  • Industrial Mechanical Insulation Estimation
  • Thermal Insulation Estimation
  • Fireproofing & Firestopping Estimation
  • Roofing Estimation
  • Waterproofing & Dampproofing Estimation
  • Acoustic & Sound Proofing Estimation
  • Estimation for boilers, HVAC systems, ductwork, pipeworks, valves, plumbing, equipment, etc.
  • Material Takeoffs
  • Budget & Bid Estimates
  • Bid Reviews & Assistance
  • Change Order Estimates
  • Preliminary Estimates
  • Pre-built Material Estimate
  • Value Engineering
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Lead Generation

Our Deliverables Include:

  • Digital Takeoff File
  • Material Lists
  • Material & Labor Costs
  • Color-Coded Marked Up Plans
  • Takeoff Summary (labor hours, material and labor costs, rentals, equipment, taxes, overheads, profit percentage, etc.)
  • Comprehensive Bid Review with Inclusion & Exclusion Sheet
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Our Portfolio

At Build an Estimate, we have expertise in various construction sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, and more. Our services cater to private as well as government projects.

  • Residential Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Industrial Construction
  • High Rise Buildings
  • Government Buildings
  • Military Construction
  • Municipal Buildings
  • Hospitality Buildings
  • Offshore Construction
  • Marine (ships)
  • Mining Projects
  • Aerodynamics
  • Tunnels & Concrete Walls
  • Floating Production, Storage & Offloading
  • Drilling Platforms
  • Pumping Stations

Residential & Commercial Building Insulation Estimating

Whether you need insulation installation for a new construction or replacement project, Build an Estimate offers efficient estimating solutions for both commercial and residential properties.

Our expert estimators provide accurate assessments for a wide range of insulation materials, including cellulose, loose-fill, foam board, batts, duct wrap, and more. We ensure the right amount of insulation for thermal/moisture protection, soundproofing, and waterproofing in various applications such as crawl spaces, basement ceilings, metal buildings, spas, and hot tubs.

Types of Insulation Quantified for Residential and Commercial Projects:

  • Blanket & Batt Insulation
  • Foam Board Insulation
  • Liquid Foam
  • Loose-Fill & Blown-in Insulation
  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)Radiant Barriers & Reflective Insulation
  • Rigid Fiberboard Insulation
  • Sprayed Foam & Foamed-in-place


Our expert estimators at Build an Estimate have been assisting industrial insulation contractors, manufacturers, and engineers with fast and accurate estimating solutions for industrial piping and ductwork insulation.

We take pride in our expertise and efficiency in providing precise insulation quantities and associated costs for industrial plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC systems. By conducting thorough project quantity takeoffs, our clients not only secure more jobs but also procure the right amount of materials and labor to complete their projects successfully.

At Build an Estimate, we cater to a wide range of industrial systems and offer various insulation material choices, including mineral wool, fiberglass, polyisocyanurate foam, calcium silicate, Techlite foam, foam glass, polyethylene, and more.

Customized Insulation Estimating Solutions

Our insulation estimating solutions are tailored to meet our clients' specific needs. While not limited to, we specialize in quantifying insulations for the following systems:

  • Piping Insulation
  • Equipment Insulation
  • Tanks Insulation
  • Furnaces & Steam Generators
  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators
  • Acoustic Absorbers/Barriers
  • Electric Heating Products/Pipe Trace
  • Duct Insulation
  • Turbines
  • Cryogenic
  • Corrosion Control
  • Access Systems
  • Hot and Cryogenic Insulation
  • Acoustic Insulation & Soundproofing
  • Electrical Heat Tracing
  • Fireproofing & Protection
  • Thermal Pipe Insulation
  • Solar Pipe Insulation
  • Removable Blanket Insulation
  • Expansion Joints
  • Expansion Joints
  • Coal and Gas
  • Biomass

Mechanical Insulation Estimating

If you're a busy mechanical insulation contractor struggling to keep up with long working hours and meet the schedules of mechanical and plumbing contractors, along with outdated specifications, incomplete drawing plans, and bid documents, Build an Estimate can assist you.

We provide mechanical insulation estimating services for various areas, including mechanical, HVAC duct, HVAC piping, industrial duct, industrial piping, plumbing, equipment, and fire-stopping. Our services also include the preparation of complete bidding proposals and a review of bid documents.

Precise material takeoff is our specialty, ensuring accurate material procurement. Build an Estimate offers comprehensive mechanical insulation estimating solutions for both commercial buildings (such as institutional buildings, offices, warehouses, manufacturing units, healthcare, and retail) and industrial sectors (including refineries, gas processing, paper and pulp industries, petrochemical plants, power generation, and similar industries).

For mechanical and piping insulations, we quantify the following systems or materials:

  • Pipe insulation
  • Cold storage insulation
  • Ductwork insulation
  • Equipment insulation systems
  • Removable insulation systems
  • Tank insulation systems
  • Plumbing pipe
  • Central utility plants
  • Cooling towers
  • Kitchen exhaust
  • Generator exhaust
  • Process pipe
  • Refrigeration pipe
  • Equipment & tanks
  • Petrochemical pipe
  • Tank farms
  • Fireproofing
  • Firestopping
  • Weatherproofing
  • Waterproofing

Thermal Insulation Estimating

As a reliable and professional estimating partner for thermal insulation contractors, Build an Estimate offers highly accurate cost estimates and ensures the exact amount of insulation required, minimizing reordering issues and maximizing profit.

Our insulation estimators utilize digital measurements of walls and ceilings to ensure the precise amount of insulation is obtained for installation. We provide comprehensive support throughout the project lifecycle, including consultation on insulation costs, bid preparation, procurement, project management, and close-out.

Estimating Solutions for Thermal Insulation Materials:

  • Fiber Insulation
  • Plastic Insulation
  • Masonry Insulation Systems
  • Extruded Polystyrene
  • Enclosed Cavity Foamed Insulation
  • Thermal/Ignition Barriers
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Cladding Attachment & Continuous Insulation
  • Deck Insulation
  • Nail Base Insulation
  • Exposed Spray-Applied Insulation
  • Exterior Insulation & Finish Systems
  • EIFS Specialties
  • Weather-Resistive Barriers
  • Roof Insulation
  • Radiant Barrier Insulation

Fireproofing & Fire Stopping Estimating

At Build an Estimate, we specialize in accurate and detailed quantity takeoffs for fireproofing and fire stopping projects. Our expert insulation estimators thoroughly analyze plans to determine the precise requirements, including sprinkler heads, smoke detectors, insulation materials, and fire ratings for unique conditions and shapes.

We offer comprehensive fireproofing consultancy services, including estimation and bidding proposal preparation. Our detailed takeoffs adhere to building codes and provide descriptions for each line item, including insulation type, UL design, fire ratings, thickness, and color-coded plans for easy comprehension.

Insulation for Fireproofing Specific Components

Our expertise covers various components that require fireproofing, including:

  • Steel, Beams & Columns
  • Pipes, Pipelines & Pipe Joints
  • Floors, Walls, Roofs, Ceilings
  • Vessels, Tanks, Piping & Supports
  • Cable Trays, Control Panels, Actuators
  • LPG Containers

We offer a wide range of fireproofing options, such as:

  • Spray Applied Fireproofing
  • Intumescent Fireproofing
  • Fiberglass
  • Mineral Wool
  • Cellulose Insulation
  • Board Fireproofing
  • Firestopping & Fire-Resistive Joint Systems
  • Cementitious Foam Insulation
  • Guniting
  • Asbestos Fireproofing
  • Metal Foam Insulation
  • Welding Blanket
  • Fibrous Fire Safing
  • Grease Duct Enclosures
  • Smoke Containment Barriers and Curtains
  • Preformed Joint Seals
  • Joint Sealants

Damp Proofing & Waterproofing Estimating

At Build an Estimate, our insulation estimators specialize in providing accurate estimates for waterproofing contractors. We help you choose the right insulating materials and calculate the associated costs for materials and labor. Our comprehensive estimating reports cover all the necessary details, including control joints, concrete walls, roofs, ceilings, attics, foundations, decks, wires, electric trays, ventilation pipes, beams, and columns.

We quantify various types of waterproofing materials, such as:

  • Hydrophilic Systems
  • Hydrophobic Systems
  • Bituminous Waterproofing
  • Dampproofing
  • Positive-Side Waterproofing
  • Negative-Side Waterproofing
  • Mechanical Seal
  • Topical Sealers
  • Penetrating Sealants

Roof Estimating Services

At Build an Estimate, our professional estimators deliver high-quality services to roofing contractors with fast turnaround times. We provide accurate cost estimates and detailed shop drawings, simplifying on-site roofing installations.

Understanding the unique requirements of commercial and residential roofing, we meticulously measure tapered insulation, metal roofing, fasteners, and more to generate precise roofing bids.

Stay ahead of your competition with our detailed estimates, which include comprehensive scopes of work to avoid surprises. Our estimating reports cover materials, labor, demolition costs, permits, logistics, overheads, profit margins, and more.

We offer a wide range of fireproofing options, such as:

Our Approach to Insulation Estimating

At Build an Estimate, our expert estimators excel in handling complex projects and fully grasp the unique aspects of each project, including schedules, location, manufacturers, and crew size. To ensure accuracy, our estimation process begins with a comprehensive review of drawing plans, specifications, and bid documents, clarifying the scope of work.

We employ cutting-edge software like Planswift and FastWRAP for digital takeoffs, enabling us to quantify all materials and export them to EXCEL spreadsheets. Our meticulous measurements encompass insulation layers, jacketing, adhesives, paints, and more, ensuring precise cost estimates for both materials and labor.

Materials for Insulation Quantification

Materials Included for Insulation Quantification:

  • Tanks
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Controls & Instrumentation
  • LPG Containers
  • Cable Trays
  • Control Panels
  • Actuators
  • Field Joints
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • Pipes
  • Pipe Joints
  • Piping Supports
  • Pipe Bridges
  • Pipe Racks
  • Flanges & Valves
  • Vessels
  • Vessel Skirts
  • Columns
  • Column Skirts
  • Structural Steelwork
  • Ducts
  • Metal Stud Framing
  • Vessels

Our residential estimating services can help busy contractors win bids by preparing accurate bid estimates and documents on time. Let us handle your estimates and submit quotes before the deadline, giving you a competitive advantage. Save time and win more bids with our reliable and efficient services.

Simplify Your Estimating and Bidding Process

  • 1Submit Your Drawing Plans

    Attach the file to the contact us page and send us complete details by filling out the form. We accept PDF format and your plans can be Bid set, Schematic, Design Development, Construction document, or conceptual drawings. It can be a Dropbox link or portal link, etc.

    Upload Plan
  • 2Get a Quote

    After reviewing the plan documents, you will quickly get the quote. Once accepted, you can pay the invoice via credit card, debit card, or PayPal, and our team will start working on your project.
  • 3Receive Estimate

    You will receive an estimate that will contain all the material & labor quantities with pricing. We deliver the estimate and takeoff sheet in EXCEL or in our template or in the client's template, as per demand.

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