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How to Keep Your House Warm in Winter: An Interview with WNEM TV5

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How to Keep Your House Warm in Winter: An Interview with WNEM TV5 Blog Feature

By: Ryan Litwiller on February 23rd, 2018

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Does your home get uncomfortable during the winter? Are your energy bills just outrageous? If you are living in a colder climate zone like Michigan, it is very likely you can relate.

Eric Garcia, the general manager at RetroFoam of Michigan, was recently interviewed by WNEM TV 5 out of Saginaw. The general theme of this interview asks the question how to keep your house warm in the winter, and Eric discussed a variety of problems many Michigan homeowners face this time of year, including:

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What Causes an Uncomfortable House and High Energy Bills in the Winter?

There are a variety of things that can cause these comfort and energy efficiency problems around the house. However, the biggest cause is usually air leakage due to little or no insulation in the home, or old traditional materials breaking down over time.

Foam insulation not only insulates but can seal up areas of the home that are leaking air, such as the attic, walls, or crawl space, to keep the cold air out and the warm air in where it belongs.

What Does the Foam Insulation Install Process Look Like?

Foam insulation can typically be installed in just one day.

For example, exterior walls can be conveniently insulated from the outside by taking off a row of siding from the outside, drilling between the stud cavities, and injecting them with RetroFoam insulation. The siding is then put back on and everything is cleaned up. The process can be performed on other siding types also, including brick.

If foam is to be sprayed in open cavities like a rim joist, crawl space, or attic, then any old insulation should first be removed. If the attic is to be sprayed, for example, the process could potentially take two days as the old insulation would be removed on the first day. A lot of times the old insulation is dirty, it's just best to get that out of the house to see the full benefits of the foam. After the removal, the following day the foam would be installed.

The process is a lot less invasive than most people think.

Life After Foam Insulation

Lower energy bills are common after installing foam insulation. Many times, before the installers can even clean up and leave the project, homeowners are already saying it's more comfortable and quiet in the home.

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