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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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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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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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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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