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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.

Eric Garcia

Eric brings his knowledge and training in building science, training in spray and injection foams from the manufacturers, more than 8 years installing foam insulation, as well as selling and managing in the foam insulation industry. He is also BPI and Dale Carnegie certified and has taken several building science courses including air sealing and building envelope. Eric’s responsibilities include overseeing and giving support to all of the branches of the RetroFoam of Michigan company, office, estimates, and installs. He is also the Professor of Foam on our educational YouTube series Foam University. Even when Eric is off he is usually still “working” or thinking about work, but when he can get away he enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, and woodwork.

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airtight house  |  blower door test  |  building science  |  energy efficient home

Air Changes Per Hour: What it Means and How Many Do You Need

You may have heard the term “air exchanges per hour” or of a house being “too tight.”

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mold  |  mold in house  |  spray foam insulation

Can You Spray Foam Insulation Over Mold?

You have a mold problem and are curious if spray foam insulation can be sprayed over mold?

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spray foam attic floor insulation  |  spray foam attic insulation  |  spray foam attic rafter insulation

Spray Foam Attic Floor or Rafters: Which is Best to Insulate?

Are you thinking about re-insulating your attic and wondering if it is better to spray foam the attic floor or rafters?

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attic insulation  |  ice dams  |  open cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam attic insulation

Does Spray Foam Insulation Prevent Ice Dams?

Places like Michigan are no stranger to ice dams with their cold winters and regular snowfall. 

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building envelope  |  freezing pipes  |  spray foam insulation

Will Spray Foam Keep Pipes From Freezing?

  Not many things will ruin your day like having frozen pipes in your home. 

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Energy Saving Tips  |  energy efficient home  |  home thermostat  |  programmable thermostat

What to Know When Replacing a Home Thermostat

It was never really exciting to shop for a new thermostat for your home, until now.

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air seal  |  conduction  |  convection  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How Conduction Heat Loss Can Be Prevented in Your Home, Just Like in a Thermos

You don’t fill your thermos with your morning coffee thinking it will be cold by the time you get to work.

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air seal  |  home insulation  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

How Air Sealing Insulation in Your Home Works Like Your Airtight Cooler

Just floating down the lazy river reaching into your cooler to grab a cold beverage is the epitome of comfort.

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Existing walls insulation  |  injection foam insulation

Will Injection Foam Insulation Bow or Crack Drywall?

Imagine getting injection foam insulation installed in your existing walls and all of a sudden the walls begin to bow or crack.

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closed cell spray foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation problems

How to Get Rid of Closed Cell Spray Foam Smell

The Internet is full of horror stories.

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