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 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 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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hardel Bought it for my daughter and son-in-law
They report it is doing the job during this extremely cold weather in Kansas City.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Buy this product
If you need attic insulation, this is product to use. Price is half of what competitors charge. Easy to install and payback begins right away. Own 1950's ranch and installed over old insulation, which was not much. Noticed difference in temperature remaining constant in living space immediately. Cost me about $450.00 to insulate 1200 square foot attic. Great product and esay DIY project. Money well spent.
November 10, 2014
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 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