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Owens Corning Expanding Blown-In Insulation System

Insulating your attic In an afternoon is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the AttiCat™ Expanding Blown-in Insulation System. The AttiCat™ System is made up of AttiCat Expanding Blown-In PINK FIBERGLAS ®  Insulation and the AttiCat Insulation Blowing Machine, engineered specifically for insulating attics. Save energy, save money and help save the planet—insulating your attic to R-50 (18.50") reduces green house gases by 1/2 ton per year!!!* PINK FIBERGLAS ®  Insulation is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality CertifiedSM and contains over 70% recycled content,** the highest certified recycled content of any fiber glass insulation. PINK— good for the environment, inside and out!
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Customer Reviews for Owens Corning Expanding Blown-In Insulation System
Review 1 for Owens Corning Expanding Blown-In Insulation System
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Easy to use,
July 20, 2012
By Scar33
from Mississauga
"The most difficult part about using this product was actually getting it to my home. 20 bags and the machine take up a lot of space. I ended up having to rent a home depot van and was able to take it all in one shot. Otherwise, I would have had to make four trips with the SUV. The machine that is used to spray the insulation worked quite well. From start to finish i was done in 2 hrs... plus another 30 minutes for set-up and clean-up. The hose that came with the machine was about 50 feet and it sprays about 7-10 feet so there were no issue with having the machine outside on the main level and traveling the hose up two stories into the attic and reaching the back of the house. There is a remote attached to the end of the hose that will tell the machine to start and stop... most times it stopped and started on the first press of the botton. A couple times when trying to stop it I wouldn't respond. Depends how many walls are between you and the machine probably... reception was probably reduced. No big issues. The noise level was minimal on the hose side. The machine isn't too loud but may be a bit much after 2 hours for the person sliding the bagged insulation into it. Ear protectors might be a wise idea.
Overall, very satisfied with the product, machine and outcome. Very easy to use. I sprayed between 45R to 55R throughout the attic. At the back of my house I probably only had about 10R - 20R of insulation (brutal that some builders would miss that). I noticed a difference with cool air retention on my upper floor within a few hours after installing the insulation. Big difference. I only assume I'll save some $$ on the air con and heating bills long-term.
One note - More of a hassle than putting the insulation in was setting up the attic with the rafter vents. It saved a ton of time installing the rafter vents prior to blowing the insulation in order to avoid having your insulation fall onto the soffits. Low cost but did add to the prep time over all... this took me about an hour to take care of for an attic which covers approx. 1,000 sq ft."
How would you rate your home improvement expertise?Handyman
26 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Owens Corning Expanding Blown-In Insulation System
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Atticat blowing insulation,
December 11, 2011
By Arno
from Ile perrot, QC
"Used it to insulate my attic, did 1000 sq ft to R50 in 3 hours . Works great, Very easy with remote control, installed the machine in our bedroom with no mess at all. Would do it again !!"
How would you rate your home improvement expertise?Novice
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.