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AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System

$32.97 / each
If you buy 30 or more
$23.08 / each
  • Quick and easy to install, typical jobs take less than 4 hours
  • Free 24 hour machine rental with the purchase of 10 bags
  • Save up to 20% on cooling and heating bills year round

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Product Overview

The attic is one of the easiest places to add insulation to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. AttiCat Expanding Blown-In Insulation is designed for your attic insulation project in new or existing homes. The specially designed AttiCat machine conditions the insulation by adding millions of tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power and energy-saving R-value over time. Blowing the insulation should take less than 1.5 hours and the whole job can be completed in less than 4 hours based on a 1,000 sq. ft. attic at R-30.

  • 1-bag coverage: R19 = 109.5 sq. ft. / R30 = 68.5 sq. ft. / R49 = 39.5 sq. ft.
  • AttiCat insulation maintains R-value over time and provides temperature and sound control
  • Self-feeding system provides complete coverage, even around pipes, wires and outlets
  • No mess, the insulation releases and expands completely inside machine
  • Minimum 50% certified total recycled content
  • Buying guide and insulation calculator:

    insulation buying guide
    Insulation calculator button

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
37 
Product Height (in.) 
8.75 
Product Width (in.) 
18.5 

Details

Insulation Application Type 
Attics 
Insulation R-Value 
49 
Insulation Type 
Fiberglass 
Material 
Fiberglass 
Weight Per Cu. Ft. (lbs) 
8.13 

Warranty / Certifications

ENERGY STAR Certified 
Yes 
Warranty Information 
N/A 

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Do they give you the machine to blow the insulation with??????

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March 10, 2013
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The machine is free with the purchase of 10 bales of fiberglass insulation, there is a 250.refundable deposit that is paid at the time of the rental. The atticat machine is available on a first come first served basis. Click on the tool rental icon ,on the main hd.com page or call the tool rental department in the store where you plan on picking up your product order,to get real time availabilities and Read More
The machine is free with the purchase of 10 bales of fiberglass insulation, there is a 250.refundable deposit that is paid at the time of the rental. The atticat machine is available on a first come first served basis. Click on the tool rental icon ,on the main hd.com page or call the tool rental department in the store where you plan on picking up your product order,to get real time availabilities and pricing on the atticat and other rental tools. Read Less
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November 19, 2013
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Machine rental is free when you purchase 10 bags of the insulation. There is a $250 deposit that is refunded when the machine is returned.
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April 12, 2013
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Buy 10 bags and rental is free.
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April 6, 2013
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Hi Joe,
There is a minimal purchase (I believe it's ten bags) in order to receive the machine for free (but there's also an initial deposit of $250 that you will receive back upon the return of the machine). Hope this helps!
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March 23, 2013
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I just bought 10 bags and the machine was made available for free (with a $250 deposit) for 24 hours.
Look for a deal like that at your local Home Depot. The machine is super easy to use.
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March 11, 2013
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The Home Depot in your area should have the Atticat Machine that can be rented when you purchase the Atticat insulation.
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March 11, 2013
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The Home Depot in your local area should have the Atticat Machine that can be rented when you purchase the atticat insulation.
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March 11, 2013
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You rent the machine from their Tool Rental department. Sometimes they run sales where if you buy above a certain amount of insulation you'll get the blower machine free for 4 hours. At least, that was how I was able to insulate my attic so cheaply.
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Will the machine fit into a Expedition if broken down?

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Probably so... but why would you want to put it in a broken down Expedition? Shouldn't you get it fixed first?
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yes
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The machine will fit into an Expedition whether the Expedition is broken down or not.
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January 23, 2014
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yes it will
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December 17, 2013
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yes, it will. My husband borrowed our neighbor friend Ford to take machine back, and it worked for us.
So, if you put your sits down, it will work.
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Yes it should. The lower part is not that heavy but it has poor handholds. Two people can lift it easy. The bigger issue is the large garbage can used to transport the hose. The hose comes in two 50' sections and does not coil well.
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will the machine that blows the insulation in also suck out the insulation?

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No.
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No the machine will not suck out insulation. You can rent a machine from large equipment rental stores like Sunbelt that will suck out insulation.
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The machine I rented only BLEW. I don't think it is a vacuum...only OUT.
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Nope.
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February 25, 2013
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The Atticat machine only blows out insulation. Please speak with The Home Depot in your area if you need assistance operating the machine.
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February 25, 2013
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No. The one I used had only one button and said simply "on."
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Since the product R-Value is measured by height where can I find Insulation Depth Markers?

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September 22, 2014
I cannot find these on the Home Depot website. They seem critical for applying the product correctly.
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What did was mark the roof trusses the height I wanted to reach. You can also cut pieces of card board strips that can stand to the height you want to reach.
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Thought I saw them in store, but if not, simply run a string at the appropriate height the length of the space being insulated.
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Home Depot has insulation rulers. Ask an associate for a few of them to staple up.
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They are usually free at Home Depot. A lot of times they are hanging on a beam right next to the insulation. You can tear them off and take it home.
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September 24, 2014
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Thank you for your inquiry. Please visit your local Home Depot to obtain an AttiCat Ruler.
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These were found at my store just next to the insulation. Free, hard stiff paper. Without those, stiff cardboard, white preferably (so you can see) would work. Just have the dimensions labeled, and staple them at a few locations in the attic. I did this the day before. Good luck
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 168 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy AttiCat Camper My brother works for the MFG of AttiCat and I told him my house was very hot upstairs. He suggested I check out the amount of insulation I had and I only had 6 inches in m 16 yr old home. I purchased the amount he recommended. My husband and I and my son took on the project. We all watched the online video and instructions. We got it done in 2 hours after we got the product home. I immediately could tell the difference. The temperature dropped 2 degree upstairs. I have since gotten my electric bill and I dropped $100 in charges. This is July! The product in essence has paid for itself just in savings on my electric bill. I may go back for more and get my rebate from my Electic Company as well. Thanks. I loved it. I highly recommend the AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System. Store SKU# 980518 Internet # 100541755. July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Immediate A/C improvement! We had a problem with the insulation in our attic when we bought the home. There was some old water damage and rodent problem so the insulation had to go. We needed additional insulation as well but prior to adding more we had all the old yellow stuff removed. After a few weeks of very part time prep work (cleaning every nook and cranny, installing soffit baffles, running data cables, adding a few dozen can lights, replacing old fan boxes with modern/up-to-code boxes, and a few other things) it was time to blow in the insulation. I was dreading it. Finally I decided to stick with fiberglass and I'm glad I did. Even in a cramped, raftered attic, it was fairly easy to get the hang of. The trickiest part was getting it blown into and up against the soffit baffles to the correct height. My roof pitch isn't steep so the insulation came up to nearly to the top edge of the baffles so getting enough in there without clogging the vent wasn't easy. Aside from that, blowing it in was mostly a game of patience. The best part is the huge difference it made, thermally speaking. Before we removed the old insulation, on a 95° day, the house would get up to 80° on the top floor. This was even with a lot of shade from a large elm tree on the SW corner of the house. Around the time the insulation was removed, we cut down the elm for unrelated reasons. After that and the removal of the old insulation, the top floor would get to 85° or more. The first day after the install it was 95° and the top floor never got above 72° (and that's without the shade of the elm). Huge difference! Helpful tips: - Use a 4-5' pole (attached with duct tape) to help reach into soffit areas. - When you need to lay down insulation close to you, when your finishing near the attic opening, or when you need insulation to "fall" into place, use your hand to redirect the flow to where you need it. - Mark the rafters with a black marker in more places than you'll think you need. It takes out the guess work. - Be careful where you point the hose: you might get insulation in places you don't want it and you might blow a fresh pile to pieces and have to start over (use the hand technique above). - Though the instructions advise against this, it helps the consistency of the material and flow rate if the person at the machine uses some force to push the block of insulation into the paddles. It's also helpful to load a new half block before the first one runs out. Otherwise the person in the attic has to wait and gets a stream of just air that can ruin the pile. - When you do get a stream of air only out of the hose, use it to touch up/even things out or blow insulation off rafters or anything else that doesn't need insulation on it. You'll know when a new stream of insulation is about to come out because the sound of the hose will change. - N95 respirator and glasses are a must. While not nearly as dusty as I thought it would be, there's still a fair amount that could get in your eyes and lungs. - Duct tape the hose to a rafter to prevent it from falling out of the attic. - Stick a box fan in the attic opening to keep insulation out of the house and to push some cool air into a potentially hot work space. - Bring water with you into the attic. - Use two way radios for better communication. The remote on my hose didn't work very well so turning off the machine was sometimes a matter of yelling to the person outside. - My attic is just over 1000 sq ft. 27 bags got me to R49 in 3 hours. July 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Pleased! 17 year old house where the original blown insulation had settled. Could see the tops of the joists and in some spots, the sheet rock. Upstairs was always hot so I knew it was time. I bought 20 bags and got the 24 hour machine rental for free. My wife fed the machine and I ran the hose. My wife said that feeding the machine was simple. We used walkie talkies to communicate and had the job done in about 3 hours. I now have a thick blanket of insulation and the upstairs held at the set temperature all day. There was very little mess but a mask is a must while blowing! This is an easy DIY that will save you alot of money. June 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Home Depot advertises that the remote is included with this. Home Depot doesn't not supply remote. They also do not tell you this. When calling the them asking why it does not come with it like it is advertised they responded " people steal them and the manufacturer will not send them anymore". The lest they could have done was let the customer know before purchase. Very disappointed in Home Depot and manufacturer for this! June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phenomenal results! Simple installation-my wife and I did it ourselves! You'll need a truck to get the product home-especially if you are getting 30 bags. Big discount for 30. Blowing unit is free (deposit requ'd) but fits in any regular sized SUV. Our attic had the basic fiberglass bats (6") Probably about R-19- basic. House felt warm every day in the summer (May-Oct) 92-95* outside. A/C couldn't keep up. Even with thermostat set at 78*F, it would run ALL DAY til 10pm to get the house down to 78*. Often the thermostat would show 80-81*F. Unit on house was just put in 7 years ago by the previous owner and works fine but the vaulted ceilings in our great room made it difficult for it to keep up. First things first. You need to seal the attic in places where cooled air can escape (pot lights, etc) Use covers for the light and great stuff around the outside. Secondly a solar attic fan is a great investment- See Remington solar Attic fans. $360 but lowered the attic temp 20*F. Next, Set the blower up in your garage. Wear a good mask that you can breathe easily in- it will be warm up in your attic. Goggles are optional. Knee pads are good to have. A construction helmet with a light clipped on is essential (roof nails) The material comes out of the hose like falling soft snow. It sprays about 10-15' so you can reach quite a ways. For up close just put your gloved hand over the end of the hose and distribute insulation at your feet. 30 bags covered my entire attic almost 2 feet deep! R-60 plus. 20 bags would have cost $680 so 30 bags at $720 was a no-brainer. My house is not only cooler- my a/c has no trouble keeping up at all. In fact, the a/c shuts off several times a day even though it's 93*F outside! Can't wait to see my electric bill, but already we can FEEL a difference in the house. It's even quieter. If you live anywhere in the Southern United States and deal with 90*F + temp, you should absolutely bring your house up to R-60. Also, don't forget the solar attic fan! June 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buy 30 for bulk price and return unused bags! My wife and I blew 15 bags in our 1800 sq ft attic in about 2 hours. It was super easy, but the razor blade that comes on the machine which slices the bags open as you put them in was super dull. It's just a standard box cutter blade, and it was easy to swap out. The new blade made all the difference in the world! It would have been a real pain having to try and use the dull one. I calculated we'd only need about 15 bags, but I bought 30 to get the bulk price. I returned 15 unused bags without an issue, so I got 15 bags for 22.38 each, saving me about $150!!! I can tell a huge difference in the comfort of my house already too. It used to be I could tell each room had a slightly different temperature that was noticeable as I walked throughout the house. Now it's all the same temperature, and my poor old HVAC system runs A LOT less! Not only is it going to save me on my utility bills, but I'm hoping it may help me prolong the life of my HVAC. May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by No brainer! DIY instead of hiring out. It is easy! My husband and I tackled this project yesterday! We rented the Atticat from Home Depot and purchased 10 bags to rent the machine for free. I fed the insulation into the machine while my husband operated the attic section. This was so much cheaper than hiring someone to do this for us. Wear the protective gear.. mask, suit, etc. Also remember to move the insulation away from canned recessed lighting. Our power bill has been high for sometime. We compared to the neighbor's and were shocked at the difference. We measured R-19 at the beginning and increased it to R-49 for a 2200 sq ft home. We needed to do this a while back. So glad we saw the commercials during the ball games on Saturday. Hopefully our power bill and wallet will be happy in the following months. October 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast to install Even though I did 900 sq ft by myself it was faster than if I was trying to drag around rolls and pieces of regular insulation. I finished in about four hours. Would have been done in less than two if I had another person loading while I blew it in. It was also cheaper per sq ft to use the blow-in type rather than batting. One half bag fits into the machine and is finished and ready to reload in about two minutes. That means every two minutes I had to go back down and reload the machine. Also if you don't load the machine so that the insulation expands vertically, it will expand horizontally and get stuck. It took me a couple bags to figure out why it kept jamming. It probably wouldn't have been an issue if I had another person stuffing the insulation into the machine. The blow-in part was pretty much effortless. It blows about 10 feet out of the hose. 100 ft of hose included with the machine. Free rental if you get ten bags. I fit the machine, 10 bags, and two trash cans holding the hose into my E150 cargo van. Could fit more bags if I didn't have shelving in the van. May 2, 2016
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