Step Two – Gather Materials

Step Two - Gather Materials

The items listed below may be found around your house or can be purchased at your retailer. Transporting GreenFiber Insulation typically requires only a pickup truck.Before you leave the store, test the machine for operation and make sure you have 100 feet - two (2) 50 foot sections - of blowing hose, this is required to meet desired R-value.

Gather Installation Materials

  • The proper number of bags of GreenFiber Insulation for the desired R-value.
  • A blowing machine and hose. Place outside your home or in garage.
  • A heavy-duty 12-gauge extension cord.
  • A tarp to be placed under the blowing machine to catch excess material.
  • A ladder to gain access to the attic if needed.
  • Safety eyewear and N95 NIOSH-approved particulate masks such as a 3M model #8210 or #8511 or equivalent for protection against nuisance dust..
  • Adequate lighting in the attic for installation.
  • A ruler or other measuring device to monitor the depth of insulation.
  • Soffit vent chutes (if needed).
  • Metal barrier material for three- inch clearance around recessed lights and other heat sources. Do not use paper, cardboard or other potentially combustible materials as a barrier.
  • A vehicle to transport the blowing machine, GreenFiber Insulation and other materials.

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These common items may be found around your house or can be purchased at your retailer.

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Transporting GreenFiber Insulation typically requires only a pickup truck.