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Myths About Home Insulation and Summer Weather

If you’ve lived in Michigan for more than a year or two, you know the weather can be a little … we’ll say temperamental. But even by our standards, this “spring” has been insane. From snow storms to 80+ degrees within just a couple weeks of April? First winter would...

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Is Your Insulation Up to Code?

Insulation isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law—at least if you’re building a new home. Over the decades, builders and governments alike have come to understand the importance of effective building insulation in all climate zones. It’s not just about keeping people...

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Room-by-Room Insulation Needs

There are so many places heat can escape your home. Walls. Ceilings. Attics. Doors. Windows. Fireplaces. You get the idea. In order to get the best energy performance from your home, lower your monthly heating and cooling bills, and improve the comfort of your living...

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Preparing Your Home for Spring (and Beyond)

Spring is finally coming, in fits and starts. Sure, we still might get an arctic blast or two before the end of March—this is Michigan, after all—but the overall warming trend appears to be heading in the right direction. Now that the worst of winter is behind us,...

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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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