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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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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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Your Spring Insulation Checklist

The 2016-17 winter may have been a “soft” one for West Michigan, with temperatures and snowfall totals much milder than average. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t still excited to see temperatures warming up! Springtime also provides an excellent opportunity to take...

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Types of Foam Insulation

At RetroFoam of Southwest Michigan, we strive to offer our customers the best possible comprehensive insulation solutions for their homes, barns, and other structures. That’s why we carry a variety of different foam insulation materials—not just our namesake product....

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Foam vs. Fiberglass: Which Insulation is Best

When it comes to insulating your home, you have many options. If you’re building a new house or retrofitting an older one, how can you tell which to choose? Often, these choices come down to foam vs. fiberglass. The most common type of home insulation once came in the...

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Why Insulation Matters

Insulation matters. You may not think much about it, but a well-insulated home can make a huge difference for you, your home, and your pocketbook. Are you aware of the advantages? Installing or upgrading your insulation could mean: Significant savings on utility...

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