Can blown-in insulation be used around recessed lighting?

Answer Blown-in insulation should not be used around recessed lighting fixtures not rated as "insulation contact" (IC). The heat from these fixtures creates a fire threat. Install a barrier extending at l... Read More »

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How to Install Cellulose Insulation Around Recessed Lighting?

To properly install cellulose insulation around recessed lights, you must first determine whether the lights are rated for contact with insulation (I.C. rated). All I.C. rated fixtures are stamped ... Read More »

What is recessed lighting?

Recessed lighting fixtures mount inside a surface, so the edge is flush with the surface. They are most commonly installed in ceilings but could also be in floors, railings or even walls. The light... Read More »

How much blown insulation do I need?

Insulating a home adds value to the home and reduces heating and cooling costs. The type of insulation you choose depends on the size of the home and where the insulation will be placed. In the cas... Read More »

How much is blown insulation?

The cost of blown insulation ranges from $0.40 per square foot to $3.50 per square foot. Prices vary depending on the thermal performance rating of the insulation, known at the R-factor. The amount... Read More »