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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 The Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter 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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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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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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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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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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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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