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February 6, 2018

Why we don't insulate with acorns (or asbestos) anymore

From Lowe's Home Improvement on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 in How To, & Videos
Nobody cares about insulation...until you're sitting in your drafty, thinly-protected home with a sub-zero cold front rolling in.
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30 Comments on "Why we don't insulate with acorns (or asbestos) anymore":

Zessa Thursday, February 8th, 2018
roof and ceiling
Andrew Awesome Thursday, February 8th, 2018
i read it as insult with acorns...
Doug Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Title was misleading and almost didn't click because of it. But very informative and glad I did. Thanks Lowe's
Wredniara Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I don't know about other countries in Europe, but in Poland we usually use styrofoam on our houses (made not from wood but from bricks, concrete, hollow bricks etc.). Fiberglass goes "on" the roofs or between rooms and floors to damp the noises :)
woodsprout Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Can I just replace the old rotten acorns with new ones?
Anna Gray Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I used to live in a house with zero insulation (rental). Electric bill used to be $400-500 a month. So, if you are thinking whether insulation saves you money - yep, it does :) My only question is - doesn't that fiber insulation attract pests?.. Silverfish, for example, eats all kinds of fiber.
Leigh Taylor Ellis Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
This was great! What about sound-proofing or sound dampening individual rooms or a whole house?
CanadianParamedic Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
SOOOO Excited Lowes is coming to Winnipeg. Great video too.
Extrangulador DelRio Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Wow. Awesome vid
Ngo Minh Tuan Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I had good time watching. Thanks a lot.
David L. Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Great video, you make it easy to understand the concepts, the why and how, and that's not easy.
Rob Creek Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
i cant believe i just watched a 12 minute video about insulation, this was awesome
Daniel McKenzie Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
If I over do the R value on my insulation is it just deminishing returns or are there negative effects?
Exayevie Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Lowes, I like you.
Michigan DEQ Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Great video! Thanks for sharing.
That's Byers Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Wow, this was an excellent video! Great explanations and history.
Maxima Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Great vid. Want to do dinner?
Leon PRG Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
When using spray foam, how do you let the moist out?
General Steven D. Lee 5683 Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
She's cute and informative.
Daniel Tyson Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Lowe’s, I may not shop at the store often, but I enjoy watching your YouTube channel. Your videos are on point and interesting
Eileen Swalling Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
How about covering how to improve insulation in an older home--how do I add insulation to walls? If I have blown in insulation in my attic can I add something different on top or remove it. I hate the blown in.
Zyler Osteen Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Eight comment yayyy
Matt.Cook.Oregon Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Well now I know! GOod stuff
Gabriel Wong Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Lumber and screws
TintedRhythm Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
It's fun watching this while you're living at a tropical country lol
Kayinfso Here Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Outstanding video explaining all...much of which I installed last year. Thank you!!!!
Natalie Parkinson Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
4 th
saanvi banerjee Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
#3Rd comment
Rovic Casanas Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Wow history and home stuff this is new
Kiko L. Tuesday, February 6th, 2018



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