Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 69
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OhioLady Hard job made easier with this product
My husband and I purchased this insulation on sale and chose this brand due to its eco friendly properties and R-30 rating. We installed 50 rolls in our attic over a couple of weekends. This product performs as advertised and reviewed: No vocs, itch free, can tear it with your hands if you left your matt knife 20 feet behind you on a board in the attic. Absolutely the best choice we could have made for our project. If you have a low ceiling attic this is the way to go.....easier to roll and push with broom handles to edges than hunch and crouch with the blow-in type insulation which is what I helped my brother do in his attic.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Petey Love the affordable price and perfect for layering up your insulation!
Good stuff, used this in an attic to achieve R60. Used owens corning R30 Kraft batts for first layer and than rolled this out over top. Some people commented it doesn't fluff up as nicely as others and I agree. It's very compressed when purchased, but all it takes is a bit of fluffing. Just grab the top layer and give it a few shakes than grab in the middle and repeat. You can even flip it upside down if needed. I used ten rolls in a small attic area and only one roll took a bit more work than the others to fluff up. The R30 batts practically spring to their fluffiness on their own however so not sure why this stuff is a bit more reluctant. However, it's good stuff, an affordable price, and handy size. No itch and nice touch having the R value printed on the insulation in large visible font. When you're layering up install it running perpendicular to the first layer and be sure to butt the edges together snuggly. Seems to be made for layering without the paper backing, nice touch Owens Corning! Would've been a pain pulling paper off each roll. After installation, heater runs noticeably shorter durations to warm up the room. :-)
February 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Billy This product is excellent
This product is easy to use and install. I would recommend buying this to anyone.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jvcorona Good product at reasonable cost
I've placed about 12 of these rolls in our attic so far this month as an additional layer over some blown-in insulation. The insulation is easy to work with. I use eye protection, mask, gloves, and long sleeves and pants, and have not had any problems. The rolls are about 23 inches in diameter which make it relatively easy to move up through small attic openings. The insulation expands rapidly and is easy to cut when necessary. There are some good videos available online on how to use it. See Owens Corning's videos on YouTube. You really can't go wrong with this for attics.
November 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gokart Pink stuff is Great Stuff!
This product is packaged well, easily transported, moved and put into the attic. The attached cardboard band keeps the stuff compressed until it is ready to be put into place. It's still a little itchy like other fiberglass, and I would highly recommend to use a mask even though it has some words like "safe" and all that on the package.
This stuff is less expensive than the similar stuff that is sold at the other home depot competitor by a few bucks, so it's a great purchase. I like how it's marked R30 all over the stuff as you unroll it, so it keeps brand recognition when someone comes to buy your house and they see the pink color and the R30 stamped on it, so there's no question about what R value you installed!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyChic Dont hesitate easy project
I researched all my options. I was hesitant to use blown in since most of my attic is inaccesible unless you're bellying crawling. I definately didnt want to get stuck surrounded by dust and not able to see my way out.
The rolls expand quickly once you break the inner tape. We used 8' furring strips to shove the rolls into place. The hardest part was rolling them in the package from one end to the other. And I saved money by using a creative solution to not blocking the soffit vents.
I recommend this to anyone. It was easy and quick. We put 20 rolls up in 4 hrs. Still need to buy more but have already noticed a big difference in how often the furnace runs and how much the temperature has evened out across the house.
December 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shivanlord Good product for the money, has definitely helped with holding temps in rooms below attic
Noticeable difference in the room temperature above the rooms I added this insulation to. Attic had blown in insulation which was of different depths all over the 1,700 sq.ft. attic area from work performed by various contractors working up there. Additionally, the R value of the blown in insulation was not substantial enough (simply met code for when the home was built).
I Simply unrolled and put this on top of the existing blown in insulation which has brought my R values anywhere from R40-R50.
Good product for the money, easy to install, and made an immediate and noticeable difference in those rooms I had installed this product over between the joists.
February 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dbola001 Be warned of strong odor
I bought this insulation and had it installed on a new addition - a play area for our daughter - that we made to our house. As the insulation was being installed, we took notice of the strange odor the insulation had, but thought that the odor would dissipate when the addition was completed. 3 weeks after the job was done, the odor was present, and very strong. I can only describe it as over-burnt-sugar-chemical smell, and extremely overpowering. I went on the Internet trying to figure out if it was "normal", and was shocked to learn that others were having the same issue, and there are two articles about it. There are formal complaints about it to Owens Corning, and it has to do with the new binding glue that they started using in 2011/2012. At times, the batch is "over cooked", and can lead to this strong smell, so it's hit and miss. As this addition is for our daughter, I just had the insulation taken out, as we could not live with the odor and potential effects, and read reports of people having the smell for months. I smelled the other competitor's product, and you can literally place your nose on top of it, take a deep breath, and not smell a thing. If I'm you, I highly recommend that you do a SMELL TEST on this product before you purchase it.
February 6, 2015