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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.

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air seal  |  energy efficiency  |  energy efficient home  |  energy star  |  foam insulation benefits  |  home performance

What is Home Performance with Energy Star?

Home performance is something you should take seriously, especially if you want an energy efficient home.

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R-Value  |  air seal  |  buying home insulation

R-Value vs Air Seal: What is More Important When Buying New Insulation?

In your insulation research you’re likely reading a lot about R-Value and how important it is, but how much are you seeing information about creating an air seal?

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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  |  exterior walls insulation  |  moisture

What Causes Condensation on Interior Walls?

As the temperature drops and you kick on your furnace have you noticed condensation forming on your walls?

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air seal  |  building envelope

What is a Building Envelope? (Definition/Importance)

If you’re researching insulation for your home, you’re likely seeing a lot about sealing the building envelope.

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air seal  |  energy efficient home  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation  |  winter energy savings

House Too Hot or Too Cold? RetroFoam of Michigan Tells WZZM How to Survive the Changing Seasons

It’s too hot or it’s too cold and no matter how you try you can’t get your home to maintain a constant temperature.

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BPI certification  |  air seal  |  blower door test  |  energy assessment  |  home energy audit

How to Perform a Blower Door Test

You are having a professional energy audit done in your home where the auditor will perform a blower door test.

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air leakage  |  air seal  |  blower door test  |  energy assessment  |  energy efficient home

What is a Blower Door Test? (How it Works/Measurements/Cost)

The best way to find air leaks in your home is with a blower door test during a professional energy audit.

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BPI certification  |  air seal  |  building science  |  energy efficient home

What is Building Science? (Definition/Fundamentals/Importance)

If you’re doing research to make your home more energy efficient, then you’re probably seeing a lot about building science.

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air seal  |  bonus room insulation  |  bonus room insulation problems  |  ice dams  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation

Bonus Room Insulation Problems: 6 Things that Cause an Uncomfortable Room Above the Garage

Is the bonus room above your garage anything but comfortable and inviting?

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air seal  |  injection foam insulation  |  spray foam insulation problems  |  stack effect

What is Stack Effect? (Definition/Importance/Impact)

Just think about all that wonderful outdoor air creating an airstream moving from the bottom of your house all the way through up to the attic.

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