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JTGP 07-12-2011 07:14 PM

attic insulation
Looking to put new insulation in the attic.

Any suggestions on local company?

What do you have in your attic?

fi3rymonkey 07-15-2011 08:29 AM

I have blown in insulation in my attic. I've seen where Home Depot will give you a free rental on an insulation blower if you buy a certain amount of cellulose insulation. Keep in mind that you will want to protect and not cover any ventilation that is under your eaves.

Here is some info I found on cellulose insulation.

JTGP 07-18-2011 08:33 PM

Blown in insulation getting put into the attic. Went from 2" to 16" paid for R-19 we got R-40. Keep the service guys happy, They hooked me up!

fi3rymonkey 07-19-2011 05:38 AM

That's really cool. Hope you start seeing some improvements in how comfortable your home feels.

Gadwall 07-20-2011 07:06 AM

That's the way to go. It's sometimes difficult to judge just how hard it is to walk around in your attic. Unless you have a lot of room, leave it to the pros.

fi3rymonkey 07-22-2011 08:05 AM

I agree. That's the difference between a smart DIYer and not so. Lack of experience always equals more time to do it right. Sometimes A LOT MORE TIME. I know a neighbor that just finished his bathroom in a year :)

JTGP 07-22-2011 04:32 PM

I am a DIYer, But this time I gave in! Came with a great warranty and I didn't have to do it! I paid for R30, But got R40+. I keep the installers happy with drinks and food and a fan in the attic!

JTGP 07-31-2011 08:59 PM

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