Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 74
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoopster Lessons learned on installation
Installed ten rolls in three hours. Easy to do. Just need long sleeves, knee pads, glasses, knife, two boards to cut it, and six foot pole to put insulation in position. Two tips. 1) I must have bumped my head a 100 times on the rafters. Wear a bicycle helmet to protect your noggin. 2) Use a strap to hold your glasses on. Gets a tad sweaty and they start to fall off while your hands a full. Tried it without glasses, but the dust started getting in my eyes. Regular safety glasses worked just fine. If you find some that are wrap around goggle type, they would do a tad better.
I will compare electric bills before and after and post the results later this summer.
May 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by InThePinkNow Easy to Install - Little Pricey
Our 1950s house had very little insulation in the attic. It took me and the wife 5 hours to do a 1200 square-foot attic. We wore good masks, not the typical painters mask. Like others, we wore gloves and long sleeves. Without them it was a little itchy. It's too bad the price jumped many dollars from just a few years ago. The house does seem quieter alongside a busy street. We have an oil furnace so we can't wait to see the difference this year. Used 36 rolls @ $15 each. I could not use veterans discount on this product. Customer Service told me because it was a hot commodity.
October 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Yes, It Smells
Bought a roll of this because we had to strip down to stud for a bathroom remodel. The insulation in the ceiling was blow in and this seemed like a simple solution for replacement. Before install, the roll had been sitting in the bathroom floor. We had noticed a strange smell coming from the bathroom, but I figured something had spilled (a frappachino perhaps??) during our work or maybe it was just the smell from opening up the walls. The place was kind of a disaster zone. So, I kinda forgot about and moved on with the work. We finally installed the insulation between the rafters but ran out of time to hang sheet rock. The next day, the smell that we had detected earlier on was MUCH stronger. We then proceeded to sniff everything in the entire bathroom in search for this rather weird smell. I finally found it - it was the insulation. We only have 12 linear feet installed and we can smell it everywhere in the back of the house. It is not pleasant. I'm just glad we caught it before moving forward. We did let it sit for several days hoping it would get better. My wife thinks it has gotten stronger. Will have to replace with another brand.
June 1, 2016
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 VtDave R-30 unfaced
Worked great for my purpose. Had to rip out insulation on the roof because the builder of my new house never put in rafter vents. Had to treat mold, vent and insulate. Very happy with the intimation holding up to the cold Vermont winter.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gschoep Best value in insulation to levels above R-49
I had to install insulation in the ceiling in my pre-1920 uninsulated home as I live in Montana. I researched the options thoroughly and was about to purchase R-13 roll and R-38 batt insulation (to R-51) until I checked cost. With the contractor pack price this is the best deal on insulation when you want to go above R-49. I was able to add two layers to an approximate R-60 much cheaper than the other options.
There was no smell and the rolls expanded nicely especially when I had to unroll and feed the roll through a small opening into the attic. The product is not very ichy when compared to blown fiberglass. Installation is fairly easy even in a cramped space.
About my install: I had to purchase the 15 inch wide roll as I have true 2" x 4" ceiling joists. I avoided the faced rolls both because the gap is only 14" between studs and I wanted to buy only one product to get the quantity pricing. I cut a roll of 36" rosin paper in half on my chop saw, cut a sheet to fit, folded up 2" on each side and installed it with staples for a vapor barrier. Although vapor is not as big a deal in most attics in Montana, I have lath and plaster ceilings and there are many air leaks due to cracking. So the vapor barrier also sealed air leaks to some extent.
As in many other balloon framed homes, the wall cavities were open to the attic so I installed 2x4 blocking and sealed gaps with fire resistant foam.
As I was putting in the insulation I noticed the attic getting much cooler as the insulation now provides R-60. Previous to the insulation it was the warmest room in the house even though it is vented to the outside.
January 15, 2016
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