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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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home insulation  |  mineral wool insulation

What is Mineral Wool Insulation? What it’s Made of and How it Works

There are a lot of insulation options out there and one you have been coming across is mineral wool insulation.

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injection foam insulation  |  remove old insulation  |  retrofoam home insulation  |  retrofoam of michigan  |  spray foam insulation

What Factors Go into Scheduling Foam Insulation Installation with RetroFoam of Michigan?

As a homeowner, the projects and upkeep can sometimes seem endless. 

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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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FAQ  |  new home insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Spray Foam Insulation for New Build Homes: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    When you’re planning to build your new home, you likely have a lot of questions about insulation, but where do you turn?

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insulation  |  new build home insulation  |  new construction insulation cost

How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost When Building a New Home in 2020?

    The blue prints have been drawn up and you have decided on countertops and flooring for your new home, but now it’s time to look into the cost of spray foam insulation.

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fiberglass insulation problems  |  flash and batt insulation  |  flash and batt problems  |  spray foam insulation problems

Flash and Batt Insulation Problems: 4 Issues You Want to Avoid

Flash and batt insulation is used most commonly in new construction homes or remodeled homes in the walls, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with its fair share of problems.

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cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  insulation  |  new build home insulation  |  new construction  |  new home insulation  |  spray foam insulation

What are the Best Insulation Options for New Homes? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass vs Cellulose)

    You’re in the process of building your new home and now it is time to decide on the insulation.

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cape cod attic insulation  |  cape cod house insulation  |  knee wall insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  roof deck insulation

How to Add Cape Cod Attic Insulation: Spray Foam the Knee Wall or Roof Deck

There’s more than one way to cook an egg.

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new construction insulation cost  |  new home insulation  |  spray foam  |  spray foam insulation cost

Is the Up-Front Cost of Spray Foam Insulation Worth it When Building a New Home?

You’re planning to build your dream house, but that dream can quickly become a nightmare if it isn’t comfortable and energy efficient.

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cost  |  pole barn  |  spray foam

How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost for a Pole Barn in 2020? (Prices/Rates/Factors)

It’s where you keep your muscle car or maybe it’s a workshop where you spend most of your time working, either way, your pole barn is a space that you need to generally keep comfortable.

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michigan insulation code  |  new home insulation

Michigan Insulation Code: New Home Insulation Requirements

The home of your dreams is just on paper for now, but before you break ground it’s important you understand Michigan Insulation Code.

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airtight house  |  blower door test  |  building science  |  energy efficient home

Air Changes Per Hour: What it Means and How Many Do You Need

You may have heard the term “air exchanges per hour” or of a house being “too tight.”

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  foam board insulation  |  insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  pole barn insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How to Insulate a Pole Barn

You have completed a magnificent man cave to store your most precious tools, boats, and cars in, but now you need to figure out how to insulate the pole barn.

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mold  |  mold in house  |  mold remediation  |  spray foam attic insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Does Mold Remediation Need to Happen Before Spray Foam is Installed in the Attic?

You’ve got mold in your attic caused by poor insulation and moisture issues.

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FAQ  |  pole barn spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

The Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Spray Foam Insulation for Pole Barns 

    If you do a lot of work in your pole barn, you need that space to be comfortable no matter what weather Mother Nature is throwing at you.

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best pole barn insulation  |  closed cell spray foam  |  insulation  |  pole barn insulation  |  pole barn spray foam insulation  |  spray foam

What is the Best Insulation For Pole Barns? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass vs Foam Board)

You have finally built the perfect workshop or storage space in your pole barn, but now you need to find the best insulation to finish the job.    

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Best crawl space insulation  |  News  |  crawl space fiberglass insulation  |  crawl space spray foam insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  insulation  |  spray foam insulation

What is the Best Crawl Space Insulation? (Spray Foam vs Fiberglass)

    You’re tired of dealing with cold floors, so you’re ready to do something about it, but you’re not sure what is the best insulation for crawl spaces.

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insulation  |  new build home insulation  |  new construction insulation problems

New Home Insulation Problems: 5 Things You Don’t Want to Happen

Insulating your new home is just as important as choosing the right flooring in the kitchen, but you also need to research what could possibly go wrong.

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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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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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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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crawl space insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Crawl Space Insulation Problems: Watch Out for These 6 Issues

    Are socks and slippers a must-have in your home due to cold floors?

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cost  |  crawl space insulation

How Much Does Insulating a Crawl Space with Spray Foam Cost in 2020? (Prices/Rates/Factors)

  Cold feet and high energy bills giving you the winter blues? There is a quick fix that can relieve your frozen toes and save you money in the long run.

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in-home estimate  |  project manager  |  salesperson

What is the Difference Between a Project Manager and a Salesperson?

If you’re a homeowner or have spoken with a homeowner, chances are they have had to get a quote for a product or service for their home. 

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

Why Removing Fiberglass Insulation from the Pole Barn Before Spray Foam Installation is Important

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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mold  |  mold in house  |  spray foam insulation

Can You Spray Foam Insulation Over Mold?

You have a mold problem and are curious if spray foam insulation can be sprayed over mold?

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  pole barn insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Pole Barn Insulation Problems: 5 Issues to Keep an Eye Out For

If you’re storing your mint 1970 white Dodge Challenger in your pole barn, you know the importance of maintaining a dry space.

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insulation contractors

4 Reasons Why an Insulation Contractor Shows Up Late

We’ve heard stories from some of the homeowners we’ve worked with about contractors not showing up on time, or at all.

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Foam Insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  fiberglass insulation

Buying Cheap Home Insulation? Consider These 7 Things Before You Sign the Contract

Buying home insulation can be hard when you’re trying to do it on a budget.

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Foam Insulation  |  Home automation  |  News  |  Smart Homeowner Tips  |  Smart homes  |  Tax investment  |  energy star  |  generators

5 Tips for the Best Way to Invest Your Tax Return

Do you have a check coming from Uncle Sam and you’re coming up with a plan for the best way to invest your tax return?

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exterior wall insulation  |  house sheathing  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Foam Insulation Options When a House Has No Exterior Wall Sheathing

You’re looking to add insulation to your exterior walls but were surprised to find that you don’t have any sheathing under your siding.

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spray foam attic floor insulation  |  spray foam attic insulation  |  spray foam attic rafter insulation

Spray Foam Attic Floor or Rafters: Which is Best to Insulate?

Are you thinking about re-insulating your attic and wondering if it is better to spray foam the attic floor or rafters?

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air leakage  |  convective loop heat loss  |  frozen pipes  |  high energy bills

What is Convective Loop Heat Loss in a Home?

There are many factors that can contribute to heat loss in a home.  

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customer reviews  |  energy efficient home  |  energy savings  |  home comfort

5 Common Comfort and Energy Bill Savings According to RetroFoam of Michigan Reviews

Why do most people insulate their homes with spray foam insulation?

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drafty windows  |  energy efficiency  |  injection foam insulation  |  siding  |  spray foam insulation

Don’t Wait to Start These Spring Home Improvement Projects

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so he’s saying we’re in for an early spring, so what are you waiting for?

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existing home insulation  |  ice dams  |  spray foam insulation  |  truss lifting  |  weather

3 Problems That Could Affect Your Home When Weather Changes Drastically in Michigan

It’s winter. It’s spring. It’s Wednesday in Michigan.

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hardie board siding  |  injection foam insulation

How to Insulate a Hardie Board Sided Home with Injection Foam Insulation

Your home has hardie board siding and you love the way it looks and want to keep it that way.

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R-Value  |  buying home insulation  |  cellulose insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation

What is the Highest R-Value Insulation? (Ratings/Types/Charts)

Why does researching home insulation have to be so complicated?

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attic insulation  |  ice dams  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam attic insulation

Does Spray Foam Insulation Prevent Ice Dams?

Places like Michigan are no stranger to ice dams with their cold winters and regular snowfall. 

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  foam board insulation  |  michigan basement insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation

How to Insulate a Michigan Basement

Living in the Mitten, I am sure most people have heard of a Michigan basement and a good majority of older homes here have one.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  foam board insulation  |  well pump house insulation

How to Insulate a Well Pump House

A good portion of the year you might not think too much about the pipes in your pump house, but when the temperatures start to drop and those pipes freeze, it’s a headache you’ll be dealing with all season long.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam roofing

Skip the Shingles: How Spray Foam Roofing Works

Not all homes are built the same – some have flat roofs, some have roof peaks, while others are domes.

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cabin  |  exterior wall insulation  |  injection foam insulation

How to Insulate Log Cabin Walls with Injection Foam

You love spending time in your log cabin, but you don’t love that it is consistently too cold or too hot.

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Foam insulation installation  |  injection foam insulation

Installing Injectable Foam Insulation for Existing Homes from the Inside

The aesthetics of the outside of your home is what made you fall in love with it in the first place, so you don’t want to do anything that could change it.

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cold cups  |  cold walls  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How to Fix Cold Kitchen Cupboards with Foam Insulation

Have you had the unfortunate experience of opening one of your kitchen cabinets, grabbing a plate for your dinner only to realize the dish is cold?

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drafts  |  energy bills  |  high energy bills  |  preparing for winter  |  winter

How to Survive Your First Winter in Your New Home

Like any budding relationship, you and your new house are just getting to know each other. 

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building envelope  |  freezing pipes  |  spray foam insulation

Will Spray Foam Keep Pipes From Freezing?

  Not many things will ruin your day like having frozen pipes in your home. 

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R-Value  |  air seal  |  conduction  |  convection  |  spray foam insulation

What is the R-Value of Spray Foam Insulation?

It’s an easy thing to find if you’re talking about a tradition insulation material, but what is the R-Value for spray foam?

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garage insulation  |  preparing for winter  |  winter  |  winter energy savings

8 Ways to Prep Your Garage for Winter

You get your home ready for winter, so why neglect your garage?

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drywall  |  drywall repair  |  injection foam insulation

How to Repair Drywall That Has Been Blown Out by Injection Foam Insulation

All you wanted was a warmer home and now you’re looking at drywall that has seen better days.

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Crawl space  |  crawl space spray foam insulation

Best Way to Insulate Crawl Space with Spray Foam: Walls or Ceiling?

Creating an air seal in your crawl space is a great idea in the process of creating a comfortable home, but is spraying foam on the walls or ceiling more efficient?

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Energy Saving Tips  |  energy efficient home  |  home thermostat  |  programmable thermostat

What to Know When Replacing a Home Thermostat

It was never really exciting to shop for a new thermostat for your home, until now.

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ignition barrier  |  new build home insulation  |  thermal barrier

What is DC-315 and Why the Spray Foam in Your New Build Home May Need It

In the process of building your new home, you might hit some hiccups when dealing with passing code with spray foam insulation.

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R-Value  |  air seal  |  conduction  |  convection  |  michigan insulation code

What is R-Value? (Definition/Meaning/Importance)

One of the greatest mysteries in home insulation is what does R-Value mean? 

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air seal  |  conduction  |  convection  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How Conduction Heat Loss Can Be Prevented in Your Home, Just Like in a Thermos

You don’t fill your thermos with your morning coffee thinking it will be cold by the time you get to work.

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air seal  |  home insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How Air Sealing Insulation in Your Home Works Like Your Airtight Cooler

Just floating down the lazy river reaching into your cooler to grab a cold beverage is the epitome of comfort.

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Existing walls insulation  |  injection foam insulation

Will Injection Foam Insulation Bow or Crack Drywall?

Imagine getting injection foam insulation installed in your existing walls and all of a sudden the walls begin to bow or crack.

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closed cell spray foam  |  van insulation

How to Prep a Cargo Van for Spray Foam Insulation

You prepare for all kinds of things in your life, so you know that nothing just magically happens.

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cork board insulation

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

If you’re looking for a material for home insulation that is a natural and renewable resource, cork is a great option. 

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winter  |  winter driving tips  |  winter safety tips

10 Winter Weather Travel Safety Tips for the Holidays

It’s time to make the trek to grandma’s house for the holidays, but are you as prepped as you should be for the winter driving conditions?

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation problems

How to Get Rid of Closed Cell Spray Foam Smell

The Internet is full of horror stories.

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injection foam insulation cost  |  spray foam insulation cost

How to Plan and Pay for Your Foam Insulation Cost

Investing in your home insulation can mean a lot of research, budgeting, and planning. 

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barn insulation  |  chicken coop insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation  |  fiberglass insulation  |  foam board insulation

How to Insulate a Chicken Coop or Barn

If you’re cold, they’re cold.

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basement wall insulation  |  closed cell spray foam insulation  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Insulating Basement Walls: Open Cell vs Closed Cell Spray Foam

Whether you use it as storage or as a gaming room, your basement walls need insulation.

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crawl space spray foam insulation  |  floor spray foam insulation

How to Insulate a Tight Crawl Space

The floor of your home can be a source of comfort issues ranging from the obvious of cold floors to drafts in your home.

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allergens  |  frozen pipes  |  programmable thermostat  |  spray foam insulation

4 Things Homeowners Can Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Being a homeowner comes with all the ups and downs you can imagine. 

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marijuana grow room  |  open cell spray foam insulation

Will Open Cell Spray Foam Retain the Growing Marijuana Indoors Smell?

You can’t miss the smell.

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contractor insurance  |  home repair

What Questions Should You Ask About Contractor Insurance Requirements?

I recently bought a new house and started in on some remodeling projects right out the gate.

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closed cell spray foam  |  open cell spray foam  |  shipping container home insulation  |  tiny house insulation

Does Spray Foam Need a Protective Shell When Sprayed on the Outside of a Shipping Container

You don’t want to lose any of the precious square footage in your shipping container home, so insulating the outside might be the best option.

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condensation in house  |  dew point  |  humidity  |  moisture  |  mold in house

What is Dew Point in a Home?

When you hear the term “dew point” you likely think of the weather outside.

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attic  |  truss lifting  |  wood framing

Truss Lifting: What is it and How to Fight it

Are you noticing that your ceiling looks almost warped?

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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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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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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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Case Study  |  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