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DIY Cellulose Insulation Installation

Dry blown (loose fill) is an option for homeowner DIY cellulose insulation installations.

The product can be installed using a blowing machine that is available for rent at home improvement stores, specialty lumberyards and tool rental centers. Blowers can often be used at no charge when purchasing the cellulose insulation from stores that have them.

It is important to properly prepare the area for insulating prior to beginning installation. Learn more on the CIMA Blog.

Once the area is properly prepared a team of at least two people are required to install cellulose insulation. One person feeds dry cellulose insulation fiber into the blowing machine. The other person operates a hose that is extended to the location being insulated, blowing cellulose to fully cover the area to the recommended depth found on the cellulose insulation packaging.

Follow the directions on the equipment to adjust the ratio of air to fiber to get the right mix and to ensure complete insulation coverage.

Keep in mind the performance and potential energy savings are dependent on properly installing the insulation. Homeowners thinking of using cellulose insulation as a DIY project, but who are not fully confident in the technique of installing cellulose insulation, should consider hiring a professional insulation contractor experienced with installation of cellulose.

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