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Owens Corning AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System
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Owens Corning

AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System

  • 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
$32.97 / each
If you buy 30 or more
$23.08 / each

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Product Overview

Choosing The Right Insulation

Faced Insulation

Faced

Face insulation uses kraft paper vapor barrier to control moisture transmission between 
walls and floors 

*Check your local building code for requirements
Unfaced Insulation

Unfaced

Unfaced insulation does not have a vapor barrier; used over existing insulation in the attic, or where moisture control is not needed

Rolls Insulation

Rolls

Continuous rolls are easy to transport and can be cut to length; great for large areas

Batts Insulation

Batts

Come in pre-cut lengths for faster installation and each package contains more square feet than rolls; ideal for framed cavities

Blow-In Insulation

Blow-In Insulation

Installed using blowing machines, best for adding additional insulation in attic

Regional R-Values

Regional R-Values Map

The Department of Energy recommends different insulation
levels based on regional climate zones to increase energy efficiency

Map key with insulation type based on region

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
  • Provides easy clean-up because machine does the work for you

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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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January 2, 2016
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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 that blows the insulation in also suck out the insulation?

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February 24, 2013
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August 20, 2016
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Yes. All fans that blow on one side, will suck in on the other side.
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November 19, 2013
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No.
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October 3, 2013
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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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April 12, 2013
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No
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March 23, 2013
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The machine I rented only BLEW. I don't think it is a vacuum...only OUT.
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February 27, 2013
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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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September 25, 2016
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Usually they are hanging in the isle next to the insulation. They are free. I put painter's tape around verticals to mark the height. It is much easier to read when blowing insulation than a scale. R3 per inch, so 20" up for R60.
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October 27, 2014
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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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October 21, 2014
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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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October 12, 2014
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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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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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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 175 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy but.... Did 14 bags of this in little over 2 hours. Only downside was atticat machine. The one i had did not have the remote and all the hose connections had to be taped. Had to keep cell phone on with person operating machine. Still there were times i needed the flow to stop immediately which was not possible without the remote. YouTube videos show you them using a brand new machine. Not likely! If u have to leave $250 deposit then why is there no remote? October 18, 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 Clean & Easy! Just two of us blew in 10 bags in no time and very little cleanup. Much easier than I thought it would be. October 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to install I had never used a blown-in product before this. I wanted a final R value of 40. The attic had R5 and is about 2000sf. A contractor flaked and I asked a somewhat experienced friend to help me. He was in the attic and I (a chick), and my 8 year old, fed the machine. I'm not sure why but we ended up with a lot of extra bundles. When I did the math, per the atticat website, I thought that I needed 25 bundles. My friend thought we needed 40. So, I bought 35; qualified for the discounted price. We used 12 bundles to achieve R40 for 2000sf. This process took 1 to 2 hours; including set up and clean up. I set a bundle on a 5 gallon bucket, cut it in half and pushed half a bundle into the machine. Machine rental was free. I own multiple houses that needed attic insulation, so I used the extra to do two other houses. I had to rent the machine for another day for this, but knew that I had time to do two houses in a few hours. The second house's attic is about 1800sf and had an R value of about 0. It took 12.5 bundles to achieve R40; in 90 minutes. The third house is about 1500sf and had an R value of about 5. We added 9 bundles to this house in an hour. It was definitely easier to do this task with three people. A one point the clamp loosened and the machine blew insulation ALL over. I don't have proof, but I suspect that jamming the machine as full as possible creates a denser product. The two houses that I did where I didn't jam the machine full, I used fewer bundles. With the third house, I was sick of the process and kept the machine more full. I used more bundles with this house. Even if I hadn't kept the machine full with this third house, I NEVER would've used as much insulation as the math showed. October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bang for the buck Purchased the 10 packs and got the free blower rental. Spent the entire night insulating attic. The machine is quiet figured it would be loud and get the neighbors ticked at me but it was very quiet easy to use. The hose was very long did not have to lug the machine right near the attic entrance was pretty much on first floor. Just a warning the machine is very heavy make sure you have help when lifting it. The 10 packs was well more than enough. If I had more time with the machine would have started on the walls. Very happy! August 11, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does thre job well I like the bulk discount pricing available for this product. August 17, 2016
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