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Old 06-21-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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Do You Get Your Insulation From Home Depot?


They just about always have the rebate offer for a $100 gift card for every $300 you spend, max $500 per household. If you break that up into two and send one to your home and one to the office, you could get two cards for $1000 total.
Just wondering if this is something anybody else does, or do you just buy it somewhere else cheaper? We'll buy insulation for a whole house at one time, like 3,000 square feet.
I've done it a couple of times. I had one card sent to my house and one to my parents house. I use em to buy tools or supplies or whatever.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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Yeahhh!!!.....stick it to the man!

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We get our insulation installed for less than it would cost to buy it at one of the box stores. Call an insultion guy and get some pricing it may surprise you.
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Well, I don't pay for it. The GC does, but he never sends in the rebates. I get the receipt and send it in myself. I pay nothing AND get money back.
I figured that it would be cheaper to buy it elsewhere, but it isn't my company or money. I know it pays to check around on prices. I got prices from two different lumber yards on a job i'm on now. One was $15,800 for a take off and another was just under $12k for the same lumber. I saved the GC $3k with almost no effort.
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Murphy's correct. You will pay as much or more for your insulation at the box stores as it costs to have a pro install it.

There's a reason for those rebates. They aren't loosing money on the sale.
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Murphy's correct. You will pay as much or more for your insulation at the box stores as it costs to have a pro install it.

There's a reason for those rebates. They aren't loosing money on the sale.
Wait, that can't be true. You guys are telling me that there are actually legitimate insulation contractors out there with insurance that will do blown in insulation, be it fiberglass or cellulose (you pick) for the price of material if material is bought at a home depot or lowes?

What does home depot and lowes charge for material over by where you are?!

I don't have my exact numbers present, but if I were blowing in Attic cat insulation on an attic about 1000 square feet and wanted to add about an R30 I'd need about 15 bags. At a cost of $27 per bag plus 10% sales tax, let's say $31 per bag... you're telling me there are legitimate contractors out there that can insulate 1000 square feet at an R30 for $465?!

By my calculations, I don't know how any contractor could legitimately charge less than $55 an hour for this type of work. Ok let's say $50, nice round number and giving people the benefit of local micro economic variances. I estimate a 1000 square foot attic to be a 2 hour job for 2 men, plus travel. Let's call it a 3 hour job for 2 men. That's $300 just for labor... Now you're telling me I can get Atticat for $11 a bag?

Let's not worry abotu overhead, vehicle usage, markup on material or any of that since that'd further lower the cost of the bag probably to the point that I'd be getting it for free. For that same attic. I'd charge at least $1,119.00 and to be honest, I think that's a little too cheap.


BTW I have never seen the rebates mentioned in this thread at my Home depot or Lowes.
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back in 2007 maybe...lol

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Wait, that can't be true. You guys are telling me that there are actually legitimate insulation contractors out there with insurance that will do blown in insulation, be it fiberglass or cellulose (you pick) for the price of material if material is bought at a home depot or lowes?

What does home depot and lowes charge for material over by where you are?!

I don't have my exact numbers present, but if I were blowing in Attic cat insulation on an attic about 1000 square feet and wanted to add about an R30 I'd need about 15 bags. At a cost of $27 per bag plus 10% sales tax, let's say $31 per bag... you're telling me there are legitimate contractors out there that can insulate 1000 square feet at an R30 for $465?!

By my calculations, I don't know how any contractor could legitimately charge less than $55 an hour for this type of work. Ok let's say $50, nice round number and giving people the benefit of local micro economic variances. I estimate a 1000 square foot attic to be a 2 hour job for 2 men, plus travel. Let's call it a 3 hour job for 2 men. That's $300 just for labor... Now you're telling me I can get Atticat for $11 a bag?

Let's not worry abotu overhead, vehicle usage, markup on material or any of that since that'd further lower the cost of the bag probably to the point that I'd be getting it for free. For that same attic. I'd charge at least $1,119.00 and to be honest, I think that's a little too cheap.


BTW I have never seen the rebates mentioned in this thread at my Home depot or Lowes.

I'd charge about the same as you and feel I gave it away cheep. On the rebates thou lowes had one up until a month ago buy $300 in insulation get a $100 gift card I used it on day when I was too far out to go back and get more at the shop had to buy two extra bags and about broke even considering gas and time. But then again I am a legitimate insulation contractor most who do it so cheep work for one of the big companies and do it on the side with left overs and have no insurance . But many just care about the price not what they are getting
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Insulation contractors buy their insulation from an insulation distributer for a lot less cost than they can buy it from Home Depot.
So, they are retailing the insulation and getting labor on top of that, depending on mileage I would blow A 1,000 sq. foot attic for $575.00.
The cost on my materials would be $270.00 and take about an hour and a half set up, blow, and tear down. I am licensed and insured.
Blowing attics is a production based business, the more you do, the more you make. Depending on what size of town you live in, you could
do three to four of these attics; the larger the attic the more square footage you can blow throughout the day. It definitely helps because you
do not have to set up and tear down. You don't make a lot of money per bags blown, you just have to blow a lot of bags.
I also do not live in a high cost area, so that might have something to do with my lower prices.

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All of the small remodels we have done are with a rented machine and we blow it ourselves, unless we are using batts
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I own a Licensed and Insured company with 10 installers.We have done this for 35 years and We do Blown in Insulation all day every day and the average job is 3 hours. Cost is usually $300 to $500 for all material and general overhead. I then need to make a little for myself and company employees. I NEVER do a job for less than about $1 per foot and aim to sell at $2 a foot. You guys do what you want but I'm in business to make a living. In fact I am cheaper than all of my competitors here in Kansas City. Good luck!!
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Forget about blow-in, I get fg batts INSTALLED for less than you can buy it at HD. In 2009.
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Any REAL contractor does not buy there stuff at Home Depot or Lowe's. They are both very expensive and the customer service SUCKS!
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I can install batts with material include for about what HD sells them for I usually charge more but if I don;t I would not lose any money
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HD's attic cat bags are lighter (by 2 lbs) and cover less area than the bags I buy at my wholesaler for the exact same price.
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Not bad at all! Where do you get your insulation at Buddy?
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Not bad at all! Where do you get your insulation at Buddy?
Local distributor; Jim Waters corp
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I'M NOT SURE WHY EVERYONE IS BASHING HOME DEPOT OR LOWES WHEN YOU ALL KNOW THEY ARE BASICALLY THERE FOR US WHEN WE ARE STUCK IN A BIND AND OUR PANTS ARE IN A BUNCH. AS FAR AS BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE THEY ARE AS GOOD AS WE TREAT THEM!!! GIVE THEM A BUCK AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS THE NEXT TIME YOU GO THERE. WHEN YOUR DISTRIBUTOR IS CLOSED THEY ARE OPEN, I DON'T GET ALL MY MATERIAL THERE BUT IF THE JOB IS CLOSE ONE OF THERE STORES IT SOMETIMES MAKES SENSE TO SAVE ON TIME AND GAS GOING ELSEWHERE!! i REALLY LIKE THE LAST GUY'S IDEA BY TRYING TO SELL THE JOB AT A $2 A FT. BUT GETTING IT FOR $1 PER THAT HAS BEEN THE WAY FOR A WHILE IN THIS MARKET AND IT STILLS KEEPS GOING THAT WAY GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!
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Whoa, this thread was from a couple of years ago before I got my license. GC had maxed out his credit every where else except HD or Lowes so this is where he ended up buying the material for a few houses using the store credit card. I can't remember exactly, but I think he spent around $2k per house just for insulation. He would then save all the receipts but never send them in for the rebates. So I ended up sending them in with my name on them. Got some nice store credit from those. The guy was always too busy golfing, or flying somewhere on vacation, or playing racquetball to think too much about work. Guess that's why his business failed.

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