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The Home of Foam Blog

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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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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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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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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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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