How It Works
We provide a 10-year craftsmanship warranty to ensure insulation installation is done right, along with a lifetime product warranty on Owens Corning loose fill insulation. Both the service and the insulation is backed by The Home Depot.
The Home Depot’s attic insulation contractors and installers are local, licensed, insured, and have undergone a thorough background-screening process before conducting a free in-home consultation.
We offer a wide range of flexible financing options to help complete your insulation installation including Home Depot’s Consumer Credit Card and Project Loan, plus one competitive price on any attic insulation project.
Insulation Installation Improves Energy Efficiency
The Home Depot offers a variety of energy efficient attic insulation options like loosefill blown-in insulation, spray radiant barrier and foil radiant barrier that can help make a big difference in your energy bills.
How important is it to properly insulate my house?
More than 90 percent of homes in America lack adequate attic insulation and wall insulation, which can increase monthly energy bills and reduce comfort. Adding house insulation with the right R-value can make a big difference.
What is the R-value?
R-value refers to the insulation's ability to resist heat flow and keep your home's temperature better controlled. As the R-value increases, the strength of the insulation also increases. Recommended R-values change based on where in the house you're adding insulation, if the area of your home has been previously insulated or not, and where you live. For example, an uninsulated attic in Alaska should have insulation installed with R-values 49-60, whereas an uninsulated attic in Hawaii only needs insulation with R-values 30-49 installed.
Does insulating the ceiling force more heat to leak out of the windows?
Adding insulation to one part of a house won't increase the "pressure" on heat losses through other parts, but poorly insulated areas will continue to be major sources of temperature fluctuation in a home.
Will stuffing thicker insulation into a smaller space increase its R-value?
Fiberglass insulation works like trapped air pockets. Compressing the insulation actually decreases the amount of air trapped and reduces its R-value and effectiveness.
Will fiberglass insulation promote mold growth?
No. Fiberglass doesn’t hold water very well unless it is soaked and it does not provide food for biological growth. Fiberglass becomes dirty when unclean air and dust flows through it, not because of mold.
Attic Insulation Installation
More than 90 percent of homes in America lack adequate attic insulation and house insulation. But here’s the good news: according to the Department of Energy, a properly insulated attic can save you anywhere from 10 to 50 percent on your energy bill, so we’re not just blowing hot air. Adding house insulation with the right R-value also makes a big difference, be well worth the cost savings, and help you enjoy more comfort year round.
Ready to stop wasting energy but don’t know how to install insulation? Start by scheduling a FREE in-home consultation and let one of our local insulation experts answer all your questions about insulating an attic, the benefits of adding insulation, what R-value you need, and the differences between our loose fill, blown-in and radiant barrier insulation products. We’ll also explain how the installation process works and recommend a solution with a cost that fits your budget.
Our top-rated insulation products and services may also qualify you for the Energy Star® home sealing and insulation program. Your state energy office or local utility office may also offer product rebates, discounts and other financial incentives after you’ve added insulation to your house.
Insulating your home is a smart investment that can increase energy-efficiency, but did you know there are three different types of insulation we can install for you? The most energy-efficient approach may involve installing two of these insulation types! Loose fill, blown-in insulation can be installed by our trained, certified contractors and is the most basic level of attic insulation. Blown-in insulation does not absorb moisture, resists mold, and does not settle or deteriorate. Spray radiant barrier insulation is applied in a thin, even coat to the underside of your roof deck and gable ends. This type of insulation can reduce heat transfer by up to 81%, is a low-cost option for cutting radiant heat, and is environmentally friendly with minimal odor. Foil radiant barrier insulation reflects heat to reduce heat transfer from your roof down into your home. In the summer, this can reduce your attic temperatures by up to 30 degrees. During the winter months, the barrier reflects heat back into the home, saving energy. This type of insulation is the most efficient, lessening the burden on your heating and air conditioning unit.
The best insulation depends on where you live. Check with energystar.gov for more information on the R-Value that’s best for your home. Installation insulation is a fast, economical way to lower the cost of energy bills. If your existing house insulation is a lower R-Value, old, compressed, or non-existent, R-19 insulation provides a good baseline improvement. R-19 provides basic protection from outside heat loss and gain, and helps heating and air conditioning equipment maintain a comfortable temperature inside the house. To increase your home’s energy efficiency, choose a higher R-Value insulation and add spray radiant barrier* insulation. This provides R-Values 30-38 and better prevents heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Because blown-in, loose fill insulation does not settle, it maintains the same energy and cost-saving level over time. R-Value 49-60 insulation provides the best protection for the most comfortable house and low energy bills. This level of insulation is especially effective when combined with a radiant barrier foil installed on the underside of your roof, in the attic. Along with R49 insulation and higher, the radiant barrier blocks heat and keeps your home cooler and more efficient.
* Where available
The Home Depot’s local certified insulation professionals only install insulation that consistently earns high customer ratings, provide total, “end-to-end” project management, and do it all at a competitive cost. Insulation contractors can install quality attic and wall insulation, but our services also come with added protections. Loose fill and radiant barrier insulation installation comes with 10-year craftsmanship warranties, a lifetime warranty on Owens Corning loose fill insulation, and a backing by the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Ask your consultant for warranty details.
Home Depot Service Provider Licensing and/or Registration Information
Home Depot local Service Providers are background checked, insured, licensed and/or registered. License or registration numbers held by or on behalf of Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. are available here or at the Special Services Desk in The Home Depot store. State specific licensing information includes: AL 03010 AK 25084 AZ ROC252435 ROC092581 CA 602331 DC DPM1070 FL EC00001440 CGC1514813 CAC1813767 CFC1426021 GA EN216765 CT22120 ID 002302 IL 058-169244 LA LMP2977 MA 112785 MI 2101089942 MN PC147263 NV 38686 OK 9190 OR 95843 RI 9480 TX TECL24447 TACLA1574C TACLB14980C M-16451 RMP TRC-8926 WA HOMED088RH WV WV036104 PL02583.
The Home Depot Credit Options
The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card offers no annual fee, everyday special financing and exclusive Home Depot benefits.
There's also The Home Depot Project Loan. It offers affordable fixed monthly payments, a 6-month purchasing window and no prepayment penalty.
FREE In-Home Consultation
More than 90% of American homes are under-insulated. Find out why you need proper insulation during a free in-home consultation covering:
• Benefits of loose fill/blown-in and radiant barrier
• Samples of actual products
• Insulation to fit your budget
Prior to your appointment, think about how long you plan to stay in your home, monthly energy costs, temperature consistency, your budget and questions about energy efficiency.
The Home Depot insulation products and installation process qualify for the ENERGY STAR® home sealing and insulation program.
See www.energystar.gov for more details