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Model #INS541LD

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Low Dust Cellulose Blown-In Insulation 19 lbs.

  • Reduces sound power by 60%¹
  • Lowers heating & cooling costs by 25%²
  • Free 24 hour machine rental with the purchase of 20 bags
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Product Overview

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Keep your home comfortable in extreme cold and hot temperatures all year round. Greenfiber blow-in cellulose insulation fills gaps and voids to create an energy saving thermal blanket that can lower heating and cooling costs by 25% and reduce sound power by 60%. Fire resistant treated insulation is made with 85% recycled material that meets a Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home and give you more time to evacuate.
  • Ideal for use in attics and walls: creates a thermal blanket that fills voids and reduces sound
  • Covers 40 sq. ft. per 19 lb. bag at R-19
  • Provides a 60% reduction in sound power when dense packed in walls¹
  • Reduces heating and cooling costs by 25%²
  • Fire resistant treated insulation meets Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home and give you more time to escape
  • Made with 85% recycled content
  • No-itch formula doesn't require cutting tools; allowing for easy installation in just 3 steps: 1) assemble machine 2) place machine on flat, dry surface 3) point and blow-in
  • Can be applied over existing insulation or in new construction
  • ENERGY STAR
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • ¹In field testing on identical 2x4 exterior wall types Greenfiber R-13 Stabilized Spray-In Insulation outperforms R-15 unfaced fiberglass batts by 4 NIC rating points. 4 NIC pts 60% reduction in sound power. The weak point in the assembly such as flanking through windows and doors will diminish the value of the reduction in sound power. Reduction in sound power is achieved through retrofitting, dense-packing or spray-applying cellulose in walls (contractor recommended installation). See manufacturer's installation instructions for full details on how to install to meet specifications.
  • ²Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. Energy analysis of climate zones 1–7 using 2018 IECC refence home comparing R11 attic to DOE recommended attic insulation by climate.
  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
9.5
Minimum Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
61.8
Product Depth (in.)
13
Product Height (in.)
15
Product Width (in.)
25

Details

Bag Weight (lb.)
19.05
Compatible Install Surface
Existing Insulation,Fiberglass,Plywood,Wood
Coverage Area (sq. ft. per lbs. at R19)
40
Insulation Features
Fire Block Rated,Formaldehyde Free,Soundproofing Insulation,Structural
Insulation Location
2x4 Wall,2x6 Wall,Attic,Ceiling Insulation
Insulation R-Value per Inch
R3.7
Insulation R-Value Range
R13-R60
Insulation Type
Loose Fill
Material
Cellulose

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty Information
Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

333Questions21Answers

can this product be used in the cieling of a steel pole barn? interior of pole barn is all metal...

Asked by unsure October 17, 2020
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Dear Unsure: Yes. The ceiling simply needs to be strong enough to support the weight of the blown cellulose -- which is an ideal insulation soltuion for attics. An installation tip: Install stakes in your ceiling before your being to install the cellulose -- to show the target height. Blown cellulose also settles 13% over time, so add 13% to the target height to achieve your R-value. I hope this is helpful, Mark

Can I blow insulation into a wall from the attic?

Asked by JJmac October 17, 2020
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Sure. Many older homes had open ends/spaces in the attic/crawl space and that make it easier to blow in (or hand feed) this insulation. Newer homes often have 2"x4" 's that block direct access to such space making this task more difficult. Either way such space is fine to back fill with this insulation. PS: As some settling will occur, you may need to "top off" after some time has passed.

how many bags do I need for a 28x28 foot attic? and how much to rent the blower and would it fit ...

Asked by tina October 11, 2020
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https://www.greenfiber.com/support/insulation-calculator

How do I calculate the installation of this product (19lbs) blown into an interior wall? My walls...

Asked by goodquestion123 September 2, 2020
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there are chart on greenfiber website. https://www.greenfiber.com/uploads/documents/INS773LD-Cel-Pak-Extended-Coverage-Chart.pdf

Do green fiber itch when you use/ install it ?

Asked by SteveA August 22, 2020
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Nope, it is paper based. It is dusty but not itchy

can I blow it in my walls?

Asked by ivan August 21, 2020
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Dear Ivan: No. Filling walls with cellulose requires a high-pressure blower and experience. The blower that Home Depot rents is low pressure, designed for attics -- which a homeowner can install. To do a good job filling walls, the walls also need to be open; it is difficult or impossible to fill closed walls (with drywall on the front), due to fire blocking and electric wiring etc. So, the best way to insulate walls is to remove the drywall then fill them with rock wool batts, which provide better insulation -- R-4.1 per inch of thickness. I hope this is helpful. Mark

Does this probuct have a mold inhibator

Asked by Derek August 12, 2020
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Dear Derek: First, mold can grow on almost anything, e.g. vinyl trim and furniture - where it grows on the very thin layer of dust that accumulates on the vinyl surface. So mold is more about the environment than the substrate. GreenFiber published a paper titled, "Moisture Control Prevents Mold Growth" answering questions about mold, which is available on their website. The introduction states, "When properly installed and maintained, GreenFiber™ insulation will not promote mold growth. GreenFiber™ insulation meets American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C-739 and C1338i, the industry standards for fungal resistance. The summary highlights the key issue, moisture: "Proper structural and assembly design, construction and maintenance helps prevent mold growth in buildings. Controlling moisture is the best way to prevent mold growth – from the time of delivery and installation of construction materials to managing indoor humidity levels after the building is occupied." Hopefully this answers your question, Mark

can I have this installed by Home Depot?

Asked by tom July 10, 2020
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Dear Tom: Go to your Home Depot Customer Service desk. They can recommend local contractors who will install it. Blown cellulose is an excellent insulation solution for attics. A few tips: Ask the conractor to install sticks around your attic to measure the depth of the blown cellulose -- which is impossible to gauge after it covers the joists. Also make sure they account for settling; blown cellulose will settle ~15% after it is installed. So increase the depth by 15% to reach the correct R-value. If you have a standard ventilated attic with soffit vents along the bottom edge of the roof and gable wall vents on the sides and/or a ridge vent at the top, the blown cellulose cannot fill and block the soffit vents. Inexpensive baffles must be staples to the bottom of each rafter bay, to keep the vents open. See: Owens Corning Raft-R-Mate Model # 70RM, Home Depot Internet #204853491, UPC Code # 147563710912 I hope this is helpful, Mark

How many inches thick dose one bag covering 40 feet spanded make?

Asked by Jorjie338 July 1, 2020
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No, please read the bag. it says it will cover 40 sq feet at a value of R19. If we do a quick search r19 is approx. 6" of thickness. So, 40 feet, will likely only be 6" deep.

for attic do I need to add barriers to heat sources? (can lights, burner exhausts, chimney)

Asked by fraz July 1, 2020
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Yes, Large coffee can or card tubes, you need to maintain 3 inch distance. Many new light fixtures are IC Rated, in those case you blow the insulation and cover them. Even square card board box baffles were use in my rental my a contractor. Remember to put baffles under the eave to insure that your roof intake vents remain open for ventilation. Home Depot sell them! I recommend the plastic style, the styrofoam one were cheaper but break easily when stapled in place.

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This insulation is filled with plastic shreds, candy wrappers, and a surprising amount of other non-paper items. These contaminants can reduce the insulating value of the cellulose and plain make it look cheap.
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I added Green Fiver to my existing 1 inch fiver insulation and it really reduces energy loss even...
I added Green Fiver to my existing 1 inch fiver insulation and it really reduces energy loss even I got only 8 inches deep so far knowing that the minimum for Texas have to be 12 inches but I ran out of money. Now my AC system barely turn on between 10:30 pm and noon even on those days we pass 100ºF. I notes on my daily electric consume there are no more picks it is much more steady with a decrease of electricity consume of around of 15%: Great! I cannot way to finish this project until I'll get at least 12 inches deep of Green Fiver insulation in my attic.
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Good value and and shipped directly to home fast. Installed easily with free rental of blowing m...
Good value and and shipped directly to home fast. Installed easily with free rental of blowing machine!
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We bought 105 bales of it on a friday afternoon...
We bought 105 bales of it on a friday afternoon and installed 75 in my daughters house Saturday morning. It all went well till it got hot and they started to off gas a solvent type smell. It got so bad they couldn't stay in the house. I called Green Fiber with a complaint Monday morning and after some words they agreed to hire someone to remove and install a different insulation. I've used this insulation before and never had a smell like this before so I hope this was a bad batch. Now I have 30 bales of this garbage to dispose of or take back. Pay the extra $$ and use blown in fiberglass instead.
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Blew about 30 bags of this into my attic 7 years ago. My main complaint is this stuff settles ov...
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Blew about 30 bags of this into my attic 7 years ago. My main complaint is this stuff settles over time and you loose R Value. When I say it settles, it REALLY settles. If you can see in the picture this insulation was covering the duct work by the time I was done. As you can see now it has settled a good 6 inches.
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I was a little disappointed in all the plastic that...
I was a little disappointed in all the plastic that I had to get unwrapped from the shaft of the blow machine from the material. It was all cleaned off when I started before blowing in. The blowing machine and hose were badly damaged by someone using fiberglass in the machine prior to me using it.
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Dont let the naysayers talk you out of doing this yourself! My wife and I took a day and install...
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Dont let the naysayers talk you out of doing this yourself! My wife and I took a day and installed 146 bags. We blew an additional 12 inches over 6 inches of blown in fiberglass. It is dusty but no so bad that a simple dust mask wont work. do your homework and get everything sealed up before you start and it will be fine. I used a tarp taped over the back door and a tarp over the attic access to keep the dust out of the house and it worked flawlessly. the only dust that got in the house was from contact transfer from my clothes as I climbed up and down the ladder. Bruce in tool rental at Joplin #34042 was amazing! He gave me pointers that were awesome!
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It's fine if they have machines in
It's fine if they have machines in
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I insulated an attic crawlspace of 220 sq ft up to R49 with 25 bags. The preparation of air seali...
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I insulated an attic crawlspace of 220 sq ft up to R49 with 25 bags. The preparation of air sealing the attic was tedious but everything to do with blowing in the insulation was easy. It only took 1.5 hours with one guy on the blower and one guy in the attic. I can tell the difference in comfort in the space below now. We fed the hose from the attic out through a window to the blower below. We used the large "drum" style blower from HD and it worked great. It was actually an enjoyable process! Some of the tips from other reviewers I thought were most helpful: -wear goggles, N95 mask, and over ear protection. the ear protection for the hose operator and mostly to keep dust out. -the blower operator should break up blocks in a separate bin and load them slowly into the blower hopper as you go. -I didn't do this, but I wish I had taken another reviewer's advice and put up a shower curtain over the hatch. A lot of dust gets blow back into the living space and it took about an hour to clean up. -use a good light pointed up toward the ceiling or a headlamp to see through the dust. -I also didn't do this, but it would have been nice to have taped an extension on the end of the hose to reach the ends of the rafters. -It was helpful to use a walkie talkie call function to tell the blower operator to turn the blower on and off. If you get a good rhythm you only actually have to do this a few times. -I grabbed some free measuring tape papers from the insulation aisle at HD. It is extremely helpful to have something to gauge the depth instead of just eyeballing it. -Don't blow insulation directly into your soffit space. You'll want to vent it and block it.
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Overall is a good value. I've been packing this stuff into the walls of my house using a home bui...
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Overall is a good value. I've been packing this stuff into the walls of my house using a home built insulation blower. Basically a 55 gallon drum with agitator feeding through a Harbor Freight dust collector blowing through a 1 1/4" hose. Be aware that attics go fast, walls not so much. Slow and steady gives much better results when filling walls. Each section of wall I've pulled the vinyl siding off the outside, drilled a 2 1/2" hole near the bottom, stuffed the hose up and fill. When the flow slows down bring the hose down a little at a time to allow the blower to pack the insulation in tight. When I get to the bottom flip the hose over and stuff it down to pack the bottom in tight too. Then follow up with a 2 1/2" tapered wood plug. (It would be nice if Home Depot sold these in less than 400 count and smaller than 3") I ended up getting the plugs from JR Products. As you work watch out for fire blocking and blocking around the windows as you work. If you hit a block you'll need to drill another hole above the block and fill that cavity. Filling above windows and doors are obnoxious but it is worth it to have the job done right. When done with a wall I have check it the next morning with a thermal imaging camera to make sure I haven't missed anywhere. The before and after images show a radical difference. But the real difference is how the inside of my home feels. It is more cozy and warm on the cold mornings. The reason I give 4 stars is because of the amount of plastic mixed in with the material. Every other bag I have to stop and clean the agitator blade off or I get a loud thumping noise from the hopper and the flow slows to a crawl. If a larger piece gets onto the opening of the hose it clogs the blower and I have to stop and clean it out.
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