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Spray Foam Insulation for New Build Homes

Because Your Dream Home Will Turn Into a Nightmare if it Isn’t Comfortable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient

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Build the New Home Your Family Will Love with the Help of Spray Foam

Planning and building a new home takes a lot of time and can be stressful as you want everything to be just right. From the flooring to the countertops to the right shade of paint, there are plenty of decisions to be made about your new home. However, one important decision is often overlooked -- choosing the right insulation. This is a key decision that will have a major impact on your family’s overall comfort, as well as how much you end up paying the local utility company each month.

More and more people are now asking their home builders about spray foam insulation to avoid uncomfortable rooms, high energy bills, and other problems down the road.

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The Right Insulation for Your New Home Makes All the Difference

Comfortable Living Space

Foam insulation provides the necessary air seal to keep your home comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient all year long, no matter the season.

Sustainable Energy Bills

Foam insulation will keep your furnace and air conditioner from working overtime, reducing the carbon footprint, and keeping your monthly energy bills under control.

Avoid Future Headaches

Ice dams, moisture concerns, and cold bonus rooms are major problems that can be prevented by having the proper insulation and air seal from the start.

Your Dream Home is a Reality

Your family will be happy for years to come that you made the smart insulation choice for your new home.


Insulating Your New Build Home with RetroFoam of Michigan

Over the past 17 years, we’ve been a trusted insulation contractor for new construction homes across Michigan’s lower peninsula. Our consultative project managers, highly skilled crews, and helpful office staff aim to guide homeowners and builders through the insulation installation process with ease. To top things off, our lifetime warranty gives your family access to our family long after the job is complete.

Our process is easy to guide homeowners and builders through the journey of insulating their new build homes. Our stress-free process includes:

  • Scheduling a Free Estimate
  • Creating a Personalized Plan for Your Project
  • Schedule, Prep, and Install your Insulation
  • Follow Up and Warranty

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"I worked in the trades for many years and this job exceeded my expectations.”

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Learn More About Spray Foam Insulation for Your New Build Home


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Spray Foam Insulation for New Build Homes: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

From sound deadening your new build home to what to do if you have to have electrical work done, check out these Frequently Asked Questions to find the answers you're looking for.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does foam insulation compare in price to blown-in cellulose or fiberglass?

While foam insulation is about two to three times more expensive than blown-in cellulose and fiberglass, it will pay you back with the air seal it creates on your monthly energy bills. Learn more.

Is open cell or closed cell spray foam better to use in my home?

In the majority of cases, open cell is the best fit for a new home, as it is more pliable and will move and shift as your home settles. Closed cell is a better fit for pole barns and commercial buildings due to its rigidity. Learn more.

Will spray foam insulation pass code?

The quick answer is yes. The longer answer covers the difference between prescriptive requirements and performance. Learn more.

Will my new home be too tight if I use spray foam insulation?

This is a common misconception. In a new build home, an HVAC contractor will determine the size of the system the house needs, which ensures it won’t be too tight, and will also have good air quality and humidity. Learn more.

Will the areas around the windows or doors be sprayed as part of the installation?

Yes, this is a complimentary service we provide when insulating new build homes. Learn more.

What is flash and batt?

Flash and batt is spray foam insulation combined with fiberglass batts. We don’t offer this, but some contractors do and install it in open wall cavities. Learn more.

Who is foam insulation a good fit for and who isn't a good fit?

If you want to avoid and have a permanent defense against comfort issues in your home or energy efficiency issues, then foam insulation is a good fit for you. An added bonus, it's a permanent solution, meaning you'll never have to replace or maintain the foam insulation like you would have to do with traditional insulation. Homeowners looking for a cheap option or DIY project aren't a good fit for foam insulation. Learn more.

Can I insulate interior walls to cut down on noise?

Yes, but keep in mind that spray foam for sound deadening will reduce noise, but it won't completely soundproof your home. Learn more.

How does foam insulation work?

Foam insulation creates an air seal, but also thermal resistance. That thermal resistance keeps heat from moving through the insulation to the other side. The air seal keeps the air you pay to treat inside where you want while keeping the outside air out where it belongs. Learn more.

Where are the best places to install foam insulation in the home?

The honest answer is everywhere in your home. By air sealing your entire home, you are establishing the building envelope. This means your living space is cut off from the outside world. Learn more.

What is the install process for insulating a new build home?

The install process begins with the foreman doing a walkthrough with the homeowner to ensure they are on the same page in regards to the scope of work and foam to be used. Next the crew will prep any areas that need it and begin spraying the foam. Once that is complete, the crew cuts back any foam that needs it and cleans up. Finally, the foreman will walkthrough again with the homeowner to ensure the work has been done to their satisfaction.

How long does the installation take?

Most new home projects can be done in just a day. Larger or more complicated projects could take an extra day or two to complete.

How much money will I save on monthly energy bills?

There are a lot of variables to consider when talking about how much you can save on monthly energy bills. Your doors, windows, HVAC system, and insulation all play a role. With that being said, if you insulate your entire home with foam it could raise your energy efficiency between 30 to 50 percent. Learn more.

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