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Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mpart Good idea. Poor execution
I was going to use demim regardless because I didn't want to handle other materials. Having said that I have two disappointment. 1. It's extremely dusty 2. It must be shipped directly from the manufacturer when I order from home depot.When it arrived, some bags looked like they've been dragged behind truck for a mile.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SCBuilder Good product, but keep a few things in mind.....
I am a Licensed Home Builder, and I purchased this insulation for my new home I am building. I back up to a busy street, so I want to minimize noise as much as possible. I built using 2x6's so I could have additional insulation.
The product arrived in reasonably good condition, as I had it shipped to my local store for free. It arrived faster than the site says it will.
The product is incredibly hard to cut. I have tried using a utility knife (worthless), a breakaway blade knife, fully extended (shreds, does not cut), scissors (Fiskars, the $15 or so pair did ok, cutting thin layers) and finally a pait of midwest cutting shears, the type with the magnesium handles (cuts but takes 3 or 4 rows to actually break through the batt).
Some batts are loaded with dust, some are not. The excessive dust is random, so....WEAR A MASK.
The pre-cut batts pull apart very easily. I think the manufacturer could add another cut pattern, and they would come close to eliminating cutting at all. They provide two cut patterns, and if you do the math, you can mix and match cut pieces to fill the stud bay.
Overall, I would say it is a good concept, and with the use of 5/8" drywall expect to have nice quiet bedrooms.
I do wish they offered different lengths, as I have nine foot ceilings and have to cut one foot pieces to fill in the stud bay.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Heather insulation
This product is awesome! So easy to install!
I wish they carried it the local stores so it wasn't an online only product! We have put this in our garage as we build a lot of noisy projects later into the the nights and now you can hardly hear us outside of the new addition to the garage I can't wait till summer when we tear down the old garage and rebuild it I will definitely be buying this again.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Carm Great purchase
Installed this in our cabin this past weekend. What a relief to not have to wear gloves or a mask. Though, I would recommend at least a mask if you are tearing the insulation at all. It's quite dusty if you tear it up. The perforations are such a great idea and came in handy (dust alert). Once colder weather is upon us we will know how well it performs for heat loss but I'm expecting it to work very well. Our cabin is already much quieter and more cozy. And the fact that it is recycled material and non toxic was our main reason for getting it. It was recommended by many friends.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by OklahomaInstaller Good product but definitely wear dust mask
I've just installed so I don't know how well it will perform over time. Primary purpose was sound deadening around a media room. It was relatively easy to install and you can certainly tear it easily with your hands. The friction fit works okay but you will probably want to staple it at the top to prevent sagging. One major caveat is that it generates a tremendous amount of fiber dust. Make sure you wear a dust mask or your respiratory system will be full of blue fibers.
April 1, 2014