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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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crawl space spray foam insulation  |  floor spray foam insulation

How to Spray Foam Insulation Under a Floor Without a Lot of 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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