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The Home of Foam Blog offers homeowners education and expert tips to help improve the comfort and energy efficiency of their home with spray foam insulation.

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building code inspector  |  michigan insulation code  |  new home construction  |  new home insulation

6 Tips to Get on the Same Page with Your Building Code Inspector During New Home Construction

One of the necessary things about new home construction is working with a building code inspector.

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weather

Cold Temperatures, Looming Snow Storm Closes Michigan Communities

The snow has already started to fall across the Mitten, and the worst of the storm and following cold weather is yet to come.

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Ultimate Guide to Insulation for Existing Homes

Have questions about insulating your existing home with foam? Our free educational guide compares home insulation types while answering the most frequently asked questions, including the process and pricing of foam insulation.

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home performance  |  michigan insulation code  |  new build home insulation

Spray Foam Insulation Code Requirements: How to Pass Code Without Meeting Prescriptive R-Value

When you’re talking with your builder about insulation code requirements they are likely discussing options with high R-Value, but R-Value doesn’t tell you the whole story and isn’t the only path to passing.

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cape cod house  |  cape cod house insulation  |  knee wall insulation

3 Common Insulation Problems with Cape Cod Houses

While a Cape Cod house may seem nice and cozy, did you know this style of home performs very poorly when it comes to insulation?

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attic insulation  |  cellulose attic insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation

Attic Insulation: Is Closed Cell Foam with Cellulose Really the Best of Both Worlds?

You know your attic needs insulation because you have air leaks and ice dams on your roof.  

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  marijuana grow room

What is the Best Insulation for a Grow Room?

Michigan became the tenth state to legalize recreational marijuana use during 2018’s midterm elections.

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Foam Insulation  |  drafts  |  energy savings  |  insulation

How to Reduce Drafts in Your Home

You’re sitting in your home relaxing, catching up on the novel you’re dying to read, when an all-too-common feeling overtakes you – the draft.  

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fire rating  |  ignition barrier  |  new build home insulation  |  remodel  |  spray foam insulation  |  thermal barrier

Thermal Barrier vs Ignition Barrier: What’s the Difference?

Trying to understand insulation and building codes can be difficult if you are well versed in the industry, and can even be a little dicey for the seasoned pro.

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closed cell spray foam  |  customer story  |  spray foam insulation  |  tiny house

Spray Foam Essential in Transforming Amish Shed into Tiny Home

Many people choose tiny house living because it is a way to lessen their carbon footprint, and saves them money on monthly utilities.

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Foam Insulation  |  energy efficiency  |  existing home insulation  |  insulation tax credits

Federal Tax Credit for Insulation: Tax Year 2018

Foam insulation already saves you money on your monthly energy bills and in some cases with rebates, but now you might even be eligible for a federal tax credit for insulation.

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