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Why You Need to Insulate Your Attic

What’s your attic like? Some homes have had the space right under the roof converted into bedrooms, home offices, or—at the very least—some additional storage space. For most of us, though, the attic probably hasn’t been accessed in years. Accessible only through a...

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Insulation Case Study: Another Satisfied Customer!

At RetroFoam, we’re used to all kinds of jobs—not just homes, but barns, stables, trailers, even boat hulls and bridges! Still, it’s always fun when we get to work on an existing home that needs a bit of love in different places and ways throughout the structure....

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How Heat Escapes from Your Home

It doesn’t take much of an opening for heat to escape your home. Leaky spots can be hiding under doors and windows, inside wall cavities that haven’t been fully insulated, through the roof, and elsewhere. These leaks can be maddening for any homeowner. Not only can it...

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Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

The last few Great Lakes winters have been pretty mild—at least by our usual standards. However, with ocean temperatures cooling rapidly this fall and La Nina in the forecast, we might be paying it all back this year. Is your home ready for the brutal reality of a...

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Insulating an Older Home

Older homes definitely have their charms, but proper insulation usually isn’t one of them. Sure, there are a lot of tricks you can employ to patch some common sources of heat loss—patch up weak spots in the windows or floorboards, put draft excluders under doors,...

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How Insulation Keeps Your Home Cool

Most people think about insulating their home when the weather gets cold and icy—not in the middle of a humid West Michigan summer! In everyday language, “insulating” usually implies something that keeps thinks warm, like a heavy blanked or jacket. But the truth is,...

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R-Values and What They Mean (and Don’t Mean) to You

If you’re trying to make a decision about what kind of insulation to install in your home, barn, or other structure, there’s one obvious question on your mind: “How well does it work?” Scientifically, the property you’re looking for is called thermal resistance, and...

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Insulating Your Pole Barn

Conventional homes aren’t the only types of structures that can benefit from proper insulation. As matter of fact, our team frequently works on post-frame constructed buildings, such as pole barns and garages—with or without an attached shop, store, or even living...

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