DIY Cellulose Insulation
I’ve written several articles on the benefits of cellulose insulation especially in attics. However, did you know that you can actually install cellulose insulation yourself i nthe attic? You heard me correctly, cellulose insulation in the attic can be a DIY project.
Installing cellulose insulation is really quite easy if you have the correct equipment. Cellulose insulation is installed using a large blower machine and a long hose (see photo). Commercial installers use a large truck with a built-in blower but there are smaller versions available for rent that fit in the back of a pickup truck. Most rental centers offer insulation blower rentals which typically cost about $50 per day.
If you decide to DIY then most all lumber yards and box stores carry bags of cellulose insulation to be blown in. Lowe’s sells Regal loose fill cellulose for about $10 and that does 16 cubic feet which gives you 32 sq. feet at 6 inches deep. That is just over $0.30 per sq. foot which is relatively cheap. Better yet, often times you can find a Lowes Coupon for additional savings.