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Jim Kusmierz's Journey to a Cozier, Energy-Efficient Home with RetroFoam

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Jim Kusmierz's Journey to a Cozier, Energy-Efficient Home with RetroFoam Blog Feature
Amanda Ringler

By: Amanda Ringler on February 21st, 2024

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In the heart of winter, the last thing any homeowner wants is to face the chill of a snowstorm without power. 

Jim Kusmierz, a Michigan resident for 34 years, shared his experience with RetroFoam insulation, highlighting how it transformed his home into a sanctuary of warmth and comfort, even in the most testing times.

A Homeowner's Quest for Comfort

Jim's journey began with a simple desire – to make his home more comfortable. 

Despite not having high heating bills, the uneven temperatures throughout his house prompted him to seek a solution. 

"For the most part, bills really weren't that bad. But I basically [was] seeing if we can just make the house a little bit more comfortable to live in," Jim explained. His quest led him to RetroFoam of Michigan, intrigued by the potential of foam insulation to enhance his living space.

Choosing RetroFoam of Michigan

When choosing an insulation contractor, Jim didn't shop around. 

"After talking to you, folks, I felt pretty comfortable with the whole operation that you guys were going to do for me," Jim recounted. This leap of faith was the beginning of a transformative journey for his home.

Jim decided to insulate his house from top to bottom with foam insulation.

The Immediate Impact of RetroFoam Insulation

The impact of RetroFoam insulation was immediate and profound. 

Once prone to drafts, the upstairs became noticeably warmer in winter and cooler in summer. 

"It's really buttoned up up there...it does block the cold a lot more," Jim noted. 

Even the basement, typically cold in Michigan homes, showed improvement. The main floor, especially the kitchen area, saw enhanced comfort, though Jim humorously noted it still had its moments.

How a Power Outage Showed What Foam Insulation Can Really Do

The real testament to RetroFoam's effectiveness came unexpectedly during a snowstorm with temperatures outside in the single digits. 

Jim braced for the cold with power lost from Friday night to Saturday midnight. Yet, to his amazement, the temperature in his home barely shifted by a degree or two. 

"We weren't terribly cold in the house by any means...it worked out. We were still pretty comfortable," Jim remarked. This resilience against the cold was a stark contrast to his pre-RetroFoam days, where losing power meant seeking refuge in the sunroom or worrying about frozen pipes.

A Seamless Experience from Consultation to Clean-Up

Jim's experience with RetroFoam of Michigan was seamless, marked by professionalism and efficiency. 

From the initial consultation to the installation and clean-up, every step reassured him of his decision. "You guys are very professional...there was no mess of any kind. So that was pretty awesome," Jim praised.

Recommending RetroFoam of Michigan

Would Jim recommend RetroFoam to others? Without hesitation.

His endorsement stems from the product's performance and the overall experience working with RetroFoam of Michigan. "I definitely would recommend anybody work with you guys...there were no surprises at the end," Jim affirmed.

A Cozy Home, a Content Heart

Jim Kusmierz's story is a testament to the transformative power of RetroFoam insulation. 

From seeking a bit more comfort to weathering a power outage during a snowstorm without a hitch, Jim's journey reflects the peace of mind and satisfaction RetroFoam can bring to homeowners. His experience is a beacon for others seeking to enhance their home's energy efficiency and comfort, making RetroFoam of Michigan the go-to choice for insulation solutions.

Jim's story isn't just about insulation; it's about creating a home that stands as a warm, comfortable haven against Michigan's unpredictable weather. With RetroFoam of Michigan, Jim found not just a solution to his comfort woes but a partner in making his home the cozy retreat he always wanted it to be.

If you want to learn how foam insulation can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, check out the Learning Center on our website.

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About Amanda Ringler

Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor in Flint and Detroit. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has won several awards from The Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Press Association. As part of the RetroFoam of Michigan family, Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on the benefits of foam insulation. When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and rescued huskies. She also loves knitting, making art, cooking, and hosting dinner and a movie night for friends and family.