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strategery 03-25-2012 05:19 AM

Why do big box stores push fg over cellulose insulation?
 
I was comparing prices between the big three in my area and when I asked them how many bags I would need to buy in order to get a free rental of the blower machine, they all asked why not fg? I told them that I researched online and found that cellulose is likely to outperform fg. They don't ever have a response to that but they always continue to be stubbornly in favor of fg. The only reason I can think of is cellulose is dusty and probably a lot less pleasant to work with. Thoughts?

shazapple 03-25-2012 09:04 AM

They probably make more money on the fiberglass. You'll find that with any department; they'll have one type of product they have to push.

Blondesense 03-25-2012 11:11 AM

It could be anything from:
A) Someone told them that fg was better.
B) They have way too much overstock of fg and their boss told them to push it.
C) They just don't want to bother to get it down and rent out the machine.

Their reason may have nothing to do with you, or what is best for your situation.

Windows on Wash 03-25-2012 01:21 PM

Most likely...lack of proper information.

If you are going to rely on the reps at the big box stores to be your best source of information, you are going to be in a world of hurt.

user1007 03-26-2012 09:32 AM

Better profit margin I am sure. Might have to know how to work a calculator or insulation app to tell you what you need. Owens Corning does all the math for them.

Fix'n it 10-10-2012 08:39 PM

i was at HD today checking on cellulose and the blower. the guy "tried" to push FG. he shut up when i told him it was junk.

operagost 10-18-2012 04:35 PM

Same with batts. HD doesn't even seem to sell anything but FG. Maybe they have some kind of exclusive deal with Owens-Corning. I went to Lowes to get Roxul.

Fix'n it 10-19-2012 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by operagost (Post 1033503)
Same with batts. HD doesn't even seem to sell anything but FG. Maybe they have some kind of exclusive deal with Owens-Corning. I went to Lowes to get Roxul.

i got my celullose and roxul from HD


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