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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. His favorite part of his job is knowing his work helps to keep crews moving and helps homeowners. 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 wood work.

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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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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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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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condensation in house  |  dew point  |  humidity  |  moisture  |  mold in house

What is Dew Point in a Home?

When you hear the term “dew point” you likely think of the weather outside.

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attic  |  truss lifting  |  wood framing

Truss Lifting: What is it and How to Fight it

Are you noticing that your ceiling looks almost warped?

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energy efficiency  |  energy star  |  home insulation

Lessons Learned After Insulating Over 120 Homes for Home Performance with Energy Star

We started 2018 with a goal of insulating more than 100 homes as part of the Home Performance with Energy Star program.

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Home Buying  |  Real Estate  |  insulation

What to Know About Insulation When Buying a House

Pressure mounts when you’re in the home-buying process.

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