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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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sound dampening  |  sound deadening  |  spray foam insulation

Does Spray Foam Insulation for Sound Deadening Really Work?

You’ve heard that spray foam insulation for sound deadening can make your home quieter, but is that really true?

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attic insulation  |  hot attic  |  unvented attic  |  vented attic

My Attic is Very Hot! How to Cool Down and Fix a Hot Attic

Is it the sun or is it your attic? Sometimes it’s so hot, you can’t really tell the difference.

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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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Attic spray foam insulation  |  attic insulation  |  can light insulation covers  |  recessed lights

Spray Foam Around Recessed Lights: When and How to Use Can Light Insulation Covers

Your attic is in desperate need of insulation, but you’re wondering how spray foam insulation around recessed lights is going to work out.

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REScheck  |  building code inspector  |  hers rating  |  home performance  |  michigan insulation code

HERS Rating vs REScheck: Things to Know When Insulating Your New Home with Spray Foam

You’re about to start building your new house and you know you want spray foam insulation, but that means you’ll need either a HERS Rating or REScheck to meet building code insulation requirements.

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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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