Spray Foam Insulation

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 | spray foam insulation | sound deadening | problems we solve

By: Eric Garcia
June 24th, 2020

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

Ultimate Guide to Insulation for Existing Homes

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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unvented attic | attic insulation | vented attic | hot attic

By: Eric Garcia
June 8th, 2020

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

By: Eric Garcia
May 20th, 2020

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

By: Eric Garcia
May 13th, 2020

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 | energy efficient home | building science | blower door test

By: Eric Garcia
March 11th, 2020

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

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mold | spray foam insulation | mold in house

By: Eric Garcia
February 26th, 2020

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

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

By: Eric Garcia
February 14th, 2020

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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open cell spray foam insulation | attic insulation | ice dams | spray foam attic insulation | problems we solve | annoying problem

By: Eric Garcia
January 29th, 2020

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

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spray foam insulation | building envelope | freezing pipes | problems we solve | annoying problem

By: Eric Garcia
January 10th, 2020

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