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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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Existing walls insulation  |  cantilever insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How to Properly Insulate Walls in Tri-Level and Quad-Level Homes with Foam

Not all homes are built the same, which can lead to certain challenges when it comes to insulating them.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  cork insulation  |  energy efficient home  |  fiberglass insulation  |  foam board insulation  |  shipping container home insulation  |  tiny house insulation  |  wool insulation

How to Insulate a Shipping Container

Shipping containers are good for more than cargo – they also make great places to live.

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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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marijuana grow room  |  preparing for winter

How to Winterize a Grow Room

Fall is here and if you’re in the northern states, it’s already starting to get pretty cold.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  marijuana grow room  |  open cell spray foam insulation

Which Spray Foam Insulation is Best for My Grow Room: Open Cell or Closed Cell?

You’re building and planning out your grow room and know you want spray foam insulation, but do you go with open cell or closed cell?

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closed cell spray foam  |  humidity  |  marijuana grow room  |  moisture  |  open cell spray foam  |  spray foam insulation

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation for Grow Rooms

Whether you’re cultivating marijuana for personal use or for your business, you need your grow room insulation to be on point. 

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Grow Room Insulation Problems

A lot can go wrong with your crop, but did you know some of it can be caused by your grow room insulation?

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Pests  |  cold house  |  high energy bills  |  october

5 of the Scariest Things Homeowners Face in October

Do you hear a faint howling in your home? What about something scratching inside the walls?

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condensation in house  |  health  |  mold in house

8 Things to Do When Identifying Condensation or Mold in Your Home

Have you noticed a musty smell in your home? Or maybe it feels more humid inside than outside?

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new home construction

6 Questions to Consider When Building the Home of Your Dreams

You’ve decided to build the home of your dreams, but have you taken everything into consideration so you can make it a reality?

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air leakage  |  air seal  |  home improvement projects  |  home repair

How Not to Lose Insulation Coverage After Home Improvement Projects

If you have some home improvement projects in mind, make sure you don’t forget about your existing insulation.

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housing market  |  new home

The State of Housing in Michigan in 2019

Trying to find and then buy the home of your dreams can be hard.

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customer reviews  |  retrofoam of michigan

5 Common Themes After Analyzing the Last 100 RetroFoam of Michigan Reviews

When it comes to doing research before you buy something what is one of the first things you do?

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energy efficient home  |  insulation rebates

Types of Insulation Rebates in Michigan (Standard Mail-In vs Home Performance)

You can get rebates for all kinds of things you buy.

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ceiling leak  |  mold in house  |  roof leak  |  water leak

6 Things to Do After a Roof Leak

Drip, drip, drip.

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cabin  |  cottage  |  michigan winter  |  preparing for winter

5 Steps to Prepare Your Michigan Cabin for Winter

If you live in Michigan, you know that winter can show up before its scheduled arrival time.

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attic insulation  |  knee wall insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How to Properly Insulate a One and a Half Story House

Do you feel the pain of living in a poorly insulated one and a half story house?

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carbon monoxide detector  |  health  |  home safety

4 Reasons Why Every Home Needs a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide is called “The Silent Killer” and with good reason.

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cold house  |  energy efficiency  |  hot house

8 Things to Do When Your House Is Too Hot or Too Cold

You can’t win for losing when it comes to your home’s comfort.

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new home construction

How to Find the Best Builder for Your New Home or Remodel

Choosing the contractor who builds your new home or who will work on your remodel is the most important decision you will make in the process.

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energy efficient home  |  injection foam insulation  |  retrofoam home insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Why RetroFoam of Michigan Isn’t a Good Fit for Everyone

Sometimes it’s just not meant to be.

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best michigan cities  |  buying home insulation

Best Cities to Buy a Home and Live in Michigan in 2019

If you live in Michigan, you know that it has some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

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air seal  |  allergens  |  energy efficiency  |  home insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Why We Only Insulate Homes with Foam Insulation

Some insulation contractors dabble in a little bit of everything.

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energy efficiency  |  energy star  |  home insulation

Lessons Learned After Insulating Over 120 Homes for Home Performance with Energy Star

We started 2018 with a goal of insulating more than 100 homes as part of the Home Performance with Energy Star program.

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Foam Insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

The Complete List of Foam Insulation Terms and Definitions

When you’re researching foam insulation for your home some of the terms might leave you scratching your head.

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buying home insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  lifetime warranty  |  spray foam insulation

How to Compare Quotes for Home Insulation

You have a lot of options when buying home insulation, so how do you compare the quotes you get from contractors.

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energy efficient home  |  new home construction

5 Areas Not to Skimp on When Building a New Home

You’re building the house of your dreams that you and your family will love and cherish for the years to come.

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energy efficient home  |  hydroelectricity  |  renewable energy  |  solar energy  |  wind power

4 Renewable Energy Options for Michigan Homeowners

You want to lower your carbon footprint and one of the ways you’ve decided to do it is through renewable energy.

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Energy Saving Tips  |  Energy bill savings  |  energy efficient home

9 Things to Do When You Have High Energy Bills

It’s a moment you fear every month – opening your monthly energy bill.

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diy spray foam insulation  |  electrical wiring  |  foam insulation cost  |  michigan insulation code  |  sound deadening

Foam Insulation: Expectations Versus Reality

When you buy a product, you have certain expectations of how it should work but sometimes your expectations aren’t reality.

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Make-A-Wish Michigan  |  Wish-A-MIle

New Team RetroFoam Riders Battle Heat, Rough Terrain to Grant Wishes

It was more than 93 degrees in the shade and the terrain was anything but friendly, but that didn’t stop Team RetroFoam from finishing their ride on Sunday, July 28.

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energy efficient home  |  home insulation  |  insulation rebates

Finding Insulation Rebates to Lower the Cost of Home Insulation

You know adding the right insulation to your home could save you a ton of money on your monthly energy bills, but wait, there’s more.

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home safety  |  house fire

8 Things to Do After a House Fire

A fire has ripped through your home.

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buying home insulation  |  insulation contractors

How to Find and Hire the Best Residential Insulation Contractor for Your Project

Looking for an insulation contractor can be a daunting task as you want the best company for your project.

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Energy Saving Tips  |  utility bills

5 Ways to Cut Utility Bills in the Summer

How to cut utility bills is obvious in the winter, but in the summer not so much.

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Cool house  |  Foam Insulation  |  Smart Homeowner Tips  |  summer

How to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

Is your air conditioner working overtime trying to keep your house cool in the summer?

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air seal  |  energy efficiency  |  energy efficient home  |  energy star  |  foam insulation benefits  |  home performance

What is Home Performance with Energy Star?

Home performance is something you should take seriously, especially if you want an energy efficient home.

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basement flooding  |  basement insulation

8 Things to Do When a Basement Floods

Whether it’s from heavy rain or a busted pipe, several feet of water in your basement is bad news bears.

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R-Value  |  air seal  |  buying home insulation

R-Value vs Air Seal: What is More Important When Buying New Insulation?

In your insulation research you’re likely reading a lot about R-Value and how important it is, but how much are you seeing information about creating an air seal?

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6 Reasons Why a Visual Inspection is Necessary When Quoting an Insulation Project

You just want an estimate for home insulation, but you’re not sure why someone needs to come out and look first.

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Existing walls insulation  |  injection foam insulation

Insulating Existing Exterior Brick Walls: Should the Wythe Cavity or Between the Studs Be Done?

The walls of your home aren’t protecting you from the hot and cold as much as you’d like but insulating them with foam seems complicated to you because you have a brick exterior.

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basement insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation

Can You Use Spray Foam to Stop Basement and Foundation Leaks?

Spring showers bring May flowers – and in some cases, a basement turned water feature.

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injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

5 Things that Can’t Be Insulated with Foam

Spray foam insulation has some great applications, heck we even sprayed the inside of a man-made cave to make it look more like rock.

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Best attic insulation  |  attic insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation

Open Cell or Closed Cell Spray Foam: Which is Best for the Attic and Roof?

You want spray foam in your attic because you know it’s the best option for comfort and energy, but what is the better fit – open cell or closed cell spray foam?

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Consumers Energy  |  energy savings  |  energy star  |  home performance  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

RetroFoam of Michigan Recognized with Prestigious Century Award for Home Performance with Energy Star

For the past six years, RetroFoam of Michigan has been recognized by Consumers Energy for the work we do to make homes more comfortable, but on Thursday we hit an all new milestone.

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Consumers Energy  |  DTE Energy  |  Energy bill savings  |  Foam Insulation  |  high energy bills  |  high summer electric bills

Why is My Electric Bill So High in the Summer?

Like most of us, you are probably wondering why your electric bills are so much higher in the summer.

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Make-A-Wish Michigan  |  Wish-A-MIle

Team RetroFoam Sees Growth in New Riders for Annual Make-A-Wish Michigan Bike Tour

RetroFoam of Michigan has participated in Make-A-Wish Michigan’s annual bike tour for the past three years and going into their fourth year the number of riders has increased significantly.

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fiberglass insulation  |  insulation removal  |  pole barn  |  pole barn spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Does Old Fiberglass Insulation Need to Be Removed from the Pole Barn Before Foam Installation?

You built the man cave of your dreams in this nice big pole barn, but something’s just not quite right.

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Wall Insulation  |  injection foam insulation

Will Plaster or Paneling Impact Injection Foam Installation?

You see a lot in your injection foam insulation research about drywall, but what if you have plaster or maybe you have paneling?

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insulation removal  |  spray foam insulation

3 Things to Do Before Your Spray Foam Insulation Installation

When you’re about to have spray foam installed in your home, there are some things you need to do before the job can start.

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energy efficiency  |  home insulation history  |  humidity  |  summer insulation problems

5 Existing Home Insulation Problems That Show Up in the Summer

The snow has melted, birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming, so that means only one thing – summer is right around the corner.

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foam insulation equipment  |  spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation problems

What’s Inside Your Foam Insulation Contractor’s Rig? Here’s Why the Equipment Matters

You’re in the market for a nice, souped-up car.

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Insulation Contractor  |  buying home insulation  |  home insulation

Insulation Contractor Vetting Checklist: What You Need to Look For Before Signing the Contract

Are you courting a few potential insulation contractors and need to know how to narrow down your choices?

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Pests  |  allergens  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  health  |  mold in house  |  remove old insulation

4 Health Benefits of Removing Old Insulation

If you’ve done your research, you know that a superior insulation material can keep a lot of unwanted things out of your home – like allergens, pests, uncomfortable air, and moisture.

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cellulose insulation  |  spray foam attic insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Why is the Cost of Spray Foam Insulation vs Cellulose in the Attic So Much More?

Attic insulation research got ya down?

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation

Why Do People Say Closed Cell Spray Foam is Better Than Open Cell?

Through your research online about spray foam you might see a lot of people stating that closed cell is the better option when compared to open cell.

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common wall insulation  |  exterior wall insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Will Foam Insulation Stop Neighbor's Smoke Coming into House?

You’re sitting in your living room relaxing and there is that old familiar smell – your neighbor’s cigarette smoke.

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closed cell spray foam  |  open cell spray foam  |  spray foam insulation

How Thick Does Spray Foam Insulation Need to Be?

The air seal you want to create in your home can easily be done with spray foam insulation, but only if it is applied at the correct thickness.

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spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation cost

Why Do Spray Foam Insulation Contractors Have a Minimum Charge?

You want to have a small project you want insulated with spray foam, but you don’t understand why it costs as much as a larger area of your home.

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existing home insulation  |  home insulation history  |  new home insulation

When Did They Start Using Insulation in Homes?

Much like the sky is blue and water is wet, many people just think of insulation as a thing that just is.

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cold walls  |  existing home insulation  |  high energy bills

4 Things to Understand When Improving Your House Insulation in a Contained Area

Insulating a problem wall or room that is constantly uncomfortable makes a lot of sense, but there are some things you need to keep in mind.

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common wall insulation  |  customer story  |  existing home insulation  |  retrofoam home insulation

Monthly Energy Bills Savings from Foam Insulation ‘Paid Itself Off’ in Just 5 Years, according to Homeowner Jack Lash

“It made the difference like night and day.”

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tiny house insulation  |  tiny house insulation problems

6 Tiny House Insulation Problems that Can Make Installation a Nightmare

You’re building the tiny house of your dreams, but if you make an insulation installation mistake or miscalculate your needs it could easily turn into a nightmare.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  denim insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  foam board insulation  |  tiny house  |  tiny house insulation

Tiny House Insulation Options: What is the Best Insulation for a Tiny House?

The right insulation in your tiny house can make the structure more comfortable, but also as energy efficient and eco-friendly as the rest of your life.

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cathedral ceiling insulation  |  thermal bridging

What is Thermal Bridging? (Definition/Importance)

Did you know that thermal bridging is a major source of energy loss in your home?

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Pests  |  spray foam insulation  |  termites

What You Need to Know About Spray Foam Insulation and Termites Before Installation

Dealing with termites in your home can be costly depending on the amount of damage they have done, especially if you live in the southeastern United States where they are a huge problem.

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foam university  |  home insulation  |  pole barn insulation

Foam University Teaches Newbies to Pros About Foam Insulation

Are you a homeowner, contractor, or do-it-yourselfer? Are you looking to expand your knowledge of foam insulation?

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cantilever insulation  |  cantilever insulation problems  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

5 Cantilever Insulation Problems

Trying to get to the root of comfort issues in your home can be a frustrating task.

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cantilever insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

What is the Best Way to Insulate a Cantilevered Floor Overhang?

Are you noticing cold drafts around your breakfast nook? Is the little overhang in your home more uncomfortable than the rest of your house?

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attic insulation  |  energy savings  |  high energy bills

How Much Money Can You Save By Insulating Your Attic?

No one wants to deal with high monthly energy bills, so it makes sense to look at ways to cut them down.

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Earth Day  |  Foam Insulation  |  Going Green  |  Smart Homeowner Tips  |  home improvement

30 Tips to Go Green This Earth Day

April is a month that boasts two days to do something to help the environment – Arbor Day and Earth Day.

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DIY van insulation  |  best van insulation  |  van insulation  |  van insulation problems

Van Insulation Problems: Consider These 8 Issues

The last thing you want to deal with is van insulation problems.

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DIY van insulation  |  van insulation

Van Insulation: DIY vs Hiring a Professional (Pros/Cons)

Kenny Rogers was right – you gotta know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.

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best van insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation  |  foam board insulation  |  van insulation  |  wool insulation

What are the Best Options for Cargo, Sprinter, and Camper Van Insulation?

Whether you use your van to haul your tools or it’s your home away from home, insulation can play a big part in the role that vehicle plays.

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buying home insulation  |  existing home insulation

11 Insulation Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes happen, but if you make one when buying your home insulation it could end up costing you big time.

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attic insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  crawl space insulation  |  existing home insulation  |  exterior walls insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  rim joist inslation  |  spray foam insulation

How to Tell if Your House is Well Insulated

Something just doesn’t feel right in your home.

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Existing walls insulation  |  exterior walls insulation

How to Tell if a Wall is Insulated

You have suspicions that your walls aren’t doing their job keeping the elements outside where they belong.

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buying home insulation  |  existing home insulation  |  home improvement projects

When is the Best Time to Buy Insulation for My Home?

You already know you need home insulation and it can be a costly endeavor.

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cathedral ceiling insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How to Insulate a Cathedral Ceiling in an Existing Home with Foam Insulation

You’re tired of the air you pay to heat and cool escaping through your cathedral ceiling, so you’re ready to have foam insulation installed.

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garage insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Should I Insulate My Garage?

You know you want your home to be comfortable and energy efficient, but what about your garage?

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cathedral ceiling insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

What is the Best Insulation for a Cathedral Ceiling?

You chose cathedral ceilings for your new home and now it’s time to decide what kind of insulation best fits your needs.

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cathedral ceiling insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  insulation problems  |  spray foam insulation

Cathedral Ceiling Insulation Problems

Cathedral ceilings add a certain air of openness to them, but that openness can lead to problems if it isn’t insulated properly.

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cellulose insulation  |  existing home insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  insulation problems  |  spray foam insulation  |  winter

9 Existing Home Insulation Problems that Show Up in the Winter

As winter begins to show its face you notice your home is colder and less comfortable.

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Florida room  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation  |  sunroom  |  three season room

Insulating a Three Season Room with Foam Insulation

Whether you call it a three season room, Florida room, or sunroom, you’re converting it and needs it to be comfortable.

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cellulose insulation  |  closed cell spray foam  |  electrical wiring  |  fiberglass insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  open cell spray foam  |  spray foam insulation

Fishing Wires in Insulated Walls: How to Snake a Wire Through a Wall with Insulation

Maybe it’s time to hook up your surround sound system or add a new outlet in your wall, but either way, you’re going to have to fish that wiring through your 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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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

*Notice: There is a lot of confusion on this topic. As of the date of publication, it appeared the tax credit would be available to homeowners for 2018, whereas Congress only passed part of the bill. This is subject to change at any time, as this Bill is currently before Congress and could include home insulation. Please check with your tax preparer. 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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ignition barrier  |  spray foam insulation  |  thermal barrier

What is an Ignition Barrier and When is it Needed with Spray Foam?

When you build your new home or remodel your existing house you want to make sure you’re protected against the worst-case scenario – a fire.

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michigan insulation code  |  spray foam insulation  |  thermal barrier

What is a Thermal Barrier and When is it Needed with Spray Foam?

Whether you’re remodeling your existing home or building a new house, in your spray foam insulation research you are probably seeing a lot about a thermal barrier.

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existing home insulation  |  frozen pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

It’s a nightmare many homeowners dread every winter – frozen pipes.

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air seal  |  exterior walls insulation  |  moisture

What Causes Condensation on Interior Walls?

As the temperature drops and you kick on your furnace have you noticed condensation forming on your walls?

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  metal building spray foam

Can You Spray Closed Cell Foam Insulation in Cold Weather?

So, you want closed cell spray foam insulation for your project, but it’s 14 degrees and you’ve read online that it simply can’t be done.

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air seal  |  building envelope

What is a Building Envelope? (Definition/Importance)

If you’re researching insulation for your home, you’re likely seeing a lot about sealing the building envelope.

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attic insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  knee wall  |  knee wall insulation  |  spray foam insulation

What is the Best Way to Insulate a Knee Wall?

Your attic needs insulation but you have questions on the best way to insulate your knee wall up there.

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attic insulation  |  knee wall

What is a Knee Wall?

If you’re doing research on insulating your attic you may be seeing a term you aren’t familiar with – the knee wall.

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crawl space vapor barrier  |  dirt floor crawl space

Does My Dirt Floor Crawl Space Need a Vapor Barrier?

Your crawl space is a dark, dank space that can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew if the proper steps aren’t taken.

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vapor barrier

What is a Vapor Barrier?

It’s easy to confuse air barriers and vapor barriers when trying to do your research on making your home comfortable and healthy.

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crawl space encapsulation  |  crawl space insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation vs Insulation: What’s the Difference?

Confusion – do you want to encapsulate or insulate your crawl space?

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RetroFoam Injection Foam  |  retrofoam home insulation

What is RetroFoam Home Insulation?

You’ve decided on injection foam for your exterior walls and have been reading a lot about your options.

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in-home estimate  |  retrofoam of michigan

What to Expect at a RetroFoam of Michigan Estimate

Are you thinking about having an estimate for foam insulation from RetroFoam of Michigan, but you don’t know what to expect?

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RetroFoam Injection Foam  |  retrofoam home insulation

How Much Does RetroFoam Cost?

Cost is a big deal when planning home improvement projects, especially insulation.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  metal building spray foam  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  pole barn spray foam insulation

Will Spray Foam Rust Metal Buildings?

All it takes is a few bad apples to spoil the bunch.

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injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Injection Foam Insulation vs Spray Foam Insulation: What’s the Difference?

Injection foam and spray foam insulation is like tomato (tomayto) and tomato (tomahto).

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roof shingle warranty  |  spray foam attic insulation

Will Spray Foam Void My Roof Shingle Warranty?

You want spray foam insulation in your attic, but you’ve heard through the grapevine that it will void the warranty on your shingles.

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garage door insulation  |  garage door insulation kit

What You Need to Know About Using a Garage Door Insulation Kit (How to/Manufacturers/Cost)

Did you know your attached garage is letting a ton of air into it, as well as your home?

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bonus room insulation  |  common wall insulation  |  garage insulation  |  garage insulation problems

Garage Insulation Problems: Things to Know Before You Insulate

Is your garage uncomfortable or do you notice there are problems with moisture?

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cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  garage insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

What is the Best Insulation for a Garage?

The time has finally come – it’s time to insulate the garage.

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bonus room insulation  |  common wall insulation  |  garage insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How Much Does it Cost to Insulate a Garage with Foam Insulation?

You want your garage to be a conditioned and more comfortable space, so you’ve decided to insulate it with foam insulation.

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injection foam insulation  |  lifetime warranty

Lifetime Warranty Helps Customer with Insulation Problem

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope

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injection foam insulation  |  interior existing walls  |  sound dampening

Can You Insulate Existing Interior Walls?

Are you looking to quiet your house down or eliminate odors from space-to-space?

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existing home insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  new build home insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Best Wall Insulation Types for Existing Homes, New Homes, and Remodels

Whether it’s the walls of your existing home, new build home, or you’re remodeling, you know you need new insulation.

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air seal  |  energy efficient home  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation  |  winter energy savings

House Too Hot or Too Cold? RetroFoam of Michigan Tells WZZM How to Survive the Changing Seasons

It’s too hot or it’s too cold and no matter how you try you can’t get your home to maintain a constant temperature.

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Best existing house insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation  |  winter energy savings

RetroFoam of Michigan Talks Keeping Homes Warm this Winter with WOOD TV8’s eightWest

Are the cold drafts in your home making you run to grab extra blankets? What about cold floors causing a need for extra socks?

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energy assessment  |  energy efficient home  |  home energy audit

What to Expect During a Professional Home Energy Audit (Assessment/Measurements/Cost)

You’ve requested a home energy audit from a professional auditor, so now you need to know what to expect.

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BPI certification  |  air seal  |  blower door test  |  energy assessment  |  home energy audit

How to Perform a Blower Door Test

You are having a professional energy audit done in your home where the auditor will perform a blower door test.

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Crawl space  |  basement

The Definition of a Michigan Basement (in Under 100 Words)

What is a Michigan basement?

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air leakage  |  air seal  |  blower door test  |  energy assessment  |  energy efficient home

What is a Blower Door Test? (How it Works/Measurements/Cost)

The best way to find air leaks in your home is with a blower door test during a professional energy audit.

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BPI certification  |  air seal  |  building science  |  energy efficient home

What is Building Science? (Definition/Fundamentals/Importance)

If you’re doing research to make your home more energy efficient, then you’re probably seeing a lot about building science.

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BPI certification  |  energy efficient home  |  home energy audit

What is BPI Certification? (Definition/Importance)

If you are looking to make your home more energy efficient, you’re probably seeing a lot about BPI certified professionals, but you’re left wondering “What does that even mean?”

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energy assessment  |  home energy audit

How to Conduct a Free DIY Home Energy Assessment

Are your monthly energy bills more than you want to handle?

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diy spray foam insulation  |  froth pack  |  window insulation foam

How to Trim Spray Foam

You’re tackling a DIY spray foam project with a spray foam kit or you’re sealing up around windows and doors, but you’ve got one problem – how to trim the spray foam once you’re done.

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best window insulation foam  |  drafty windows  |  window insulation foam

How to Fix Drafty Windows by Sealing and Insulating Around a Window Frame

You’ve had enough of the drafts coming through around the windows in your home, so it’s time to take action.

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best window insulation foam  |  window insulation  |  window insulation foam

What is the Best Insulation Around Windows? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass)

The drafts coming in around your windows is annoying, so now you’re looking for the best insulation to install around them.

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existing home insulation  |  home improvement projects

Home Improvements or Foam Insulation: Which Comes First?

You’re in the position where your home needs a makeover, but you don’t know where to start – the insulation or other home improvements.

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window insulation foam

What is Window Insulation Foam? (Types/Manufacturers/Cost)

There’s a fix to the outside air leaking in around your windows – foam insulation.

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foam board insulation

What is Foam Board Insulation? How it Works and What it’s Made of

So, your home isn’t as comfortable as you would like it to be, so you’re considering foam board insulation and want to learn more about it.

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foam board insulation  |  foam board insulation cost

What is the Cost of Foam Board Insulation? (Prices/Rates/Factors)

Budgeting is a big part of any home improvement project – especially when it comes to determining the cost of foam board insulation, or any other material.

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best foam board manufacturers  |  foam board insulation

Who are the Best Manufacturers of Foam Board Insulation?

Adding insulation is a great thing to do for your home or pole barn, as well as your comfort, but you need the best.

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foam board insulation  |  foam board insulation problems

Foam Board Insulation Problems: 4 Things to Look Out For

Foam board insulation can be found in many homes, but just because people use it doesn’t mean there aren’t some problems with it.

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