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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.

Amanda Ringler

Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor in Flint and Detroit. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has won several awards from the Detroit Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the Michigan Press Association. As part of the RetroFoam of Michigan family, Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on the benefits of foam insulation. When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and rescued huskies. She also loves knitting, making art, cooking, and hosting dinner and a movie night for friends and family.

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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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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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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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