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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.

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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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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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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Consumers Energy  |  News

Consumers Energy Doubles Insulation and Window Energy Efficient Rebates for Two Months (August/September 2015)

Michigan residents that have been putting off energy efficient home improvements may want to make them a priority after Consumers Energy recently announced an extra incentive for installing insulation and replacing windows before the end of September.

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R-Value  |  insulation

R-Value: Why There’s More To Consider

On its own, R-value doesn’t carry much clout as an effective guide. Also See, “True Definition of Foam Insulation R-Value”

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Consumers Energy  |  DTE Energy  |  Energy Rebates  |  Tax Credits  |  energy savings

Tax credits and rebates homeowners should know about

When investing in new insulation or renovation, you should know about the tax credits and rebates you may qualify to use. Energy efficiency is a sweeping trend, as it assists in lowering greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Additionally, it can lower utility bills and send tax rebates and credits your way.

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Foam Insulation  |  R-Value  |  insulation

True Definition of Foam Insulation R-Value

To most people, insulation's R-value is the most important factor of that insulation, but is that the case with foam insulation? Also See, “R-Value: Why There’s More To Consider”

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