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[Home Depot] Atticat Fibreglass Attic Insulation + Pink FibreGlass - Buy 4 Get 1 Free

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[Home Depot] Atticat Fibreglass Attic Insulation + Pink FibreGlass - Buy 4 Get 1 Free

Home Depot has this sale going on again for the atticat fibreglass attic insulation (BLOW IN) and also OWEN's Corning Pink FibreGlass Ecotouch

I can only speak for the blow - in as I did it a year ago and what a DIFFERENCE...@ 43.24/bag but buy 4 get 1 bag free. Makes it a decent deal.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/value- ... ulation-en

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https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.atti ... 64361.html

You might need to rent the machine for blow - in (I did this in 4 hrs and it was $40-50 bucks if i recall).
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Really need to consider this. The insulation in my attic is probably original, from 1972.

Is this the best value to upgrade and lower my heating bills?
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Your best value would be checking the insulation on the attic hatch/access and adding a bit of weatherstripping so it seals tightly.

After you have done that, I would say this is a great idea.

Blow in a few extra inches while you have the machine rented. It settles a bit over time and I don't think I have ever heard someone say they have too much insulation in their attic.

My $0.02.
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Thanks need to insulate my garage. That lowes stuff is a great deal, does anyone know how it compares to the pink panther stuff?
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Bisons wrote: Really need to consider this. The insulation in my attic is probably original, from 1972.

Is this the best value to upgrade and lower my heating bills?
If your insulation from your attic is that old you might want to get up there to see how much of it has settled. Just take a tape measure at the hatch and do a depth check (10 seconds) and make sure it's even throughout the attic.

I've found that it's lowered my heating and also my cooling bills.
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A little too soon for me, I just bought rafter baffles and was planning to get that done this weekend.
Wonder if I should grab this now and then wait till I can blow it in.
Anyone have a calculator so I can check how much I need?
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mcwilly wrote: Thanks need to insulate my garage. That lowes stuff is a great deal, does anyone know how it compares to the pink panther stuff?
I did it last year, I installed extra drywall and put about an inch in between, filled the gap between drywall with insulated foam. and a month ago changed the garage doors with insulated one R-value 13
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CommonCentz wrote: Blow in a few extra inches while you have the machine rented. It settles a bit over time and I don't think I have ever heard someone say they have too much insulation in their attic.

My $0.02.
Very true as you can never have too much R value. But in fact I did say at my old house that I had too much insulation.... I'm always finding some reason to go up in my attic (usually to fish wires).... having an equivalent R50 up there made it really difficult (and ITCHY!) to move around. So anyone debating adding contemplating adding attic insulation, try to get all your wiring projects done first!
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Over past few years have seen threads about diy attic insulation [fibreglass vs cellulose] vs hiring someone.

Seems it was at least $300 savings for diy.

Has anyone done recently for approx 1250 sq ft either diy or hiring someone.

For couple hundred dollars savings rather hire someone however if more then that then hmm...

Also, any issue with topping off existing blown in fibreglass with cellulose or better to stay with fibreglass?
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k1ll4hb33 wrote: [...]Wonder if I should grab this now and then wait till I can blow it in.
Anyone have a calculator so I can check how much I need?
You should be able to buy the insulation now, while it is on sale, and rent the blower two weeks later to blow it in (the blower rental fee will be the same).
As for a calculator, here is the official one from the manufacturer:
http://insulation.owenscorning.ca/homeo ... =loosefill
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what is the best insulation for the basement for Sound blocking (Home depot or Lowe's) please
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shoaibahmed wrote: what is the best insulation for the basement for Sound blocking (Home depot or Lowe's) please
Roxul Safe-n-Sound.
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Bisons wrote: Is this the best value to upgrade and lower my heating bills?
Yes, that and fixing any big air draft in the house.
Adding insulation to the attic is very cheap and easy, especially if you use the blown in machine. Fiberglass and cellulose are the cheapest type of insulation and there is little use for anything else than fiberglass or cellulose in the attic.
k1ll4hb33 wrote: Anyone have a calculator so I can check how much I need?
The R rating is typically directly correlated to the thickness applied. So a 100 square feet of R20 fiberglass has the same amount of fiberglass required to cover 50 square feet of R40, which is the same thing as covering 25 square feet of R80, or 200 square feet of R10.
We can't see the image on homedepot.ca, but we can see it better on this image
Based on that image, the bag can cover 110 sqft @ R20 (To keep numbers round).
Now, if you have a 1100sqft attic and want R60, you'll need to do a simple calculation: 1100sqft / 110sqft) X (R60/R20)

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