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Hey, How Much Will Foam Insulation Cost Me?

We won’t lie to you. Insulating your home, workspace, outbuilding, or other structure with high quality spray foam or cellulose isn’t necessarily going to be cheap. There’s a reason why fiberglass still has the majority of the market—the up-front installation costs...

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How to Insulate a Big House

At RetroFoam of Southwest Michigan, we work on houses, outbuildings, barns, and living spaces of all ages, styles, and sizes—from compact city condos to massive residences out in the countryside. If you happen to own one of those larger houses, you already understand...

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Responding to West Michigan’s Insulation Needs

Here in West Michigan, we get it all. Frigid winter days with positively arctic wind chills and mountains of lake effect snow? Check. Oppressively humid summer afternoons where 85 degrees feels like it might as well be 800? Check. Going from pleasant spring day, to...

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3 Ways Foam Insulation Will Save You Money

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know we’ve talked a lot about how and why foam insulation is way ahead of the pack when it comes to keeping your home cozy and warm in the winter, and comfortably cool in the summer. We’ve even talked about some of its...

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How Long Will My Insulation Last?

As a homeowner, you’re probably conditioned to expect that important components of your home are just plain going to fail at least once—and quite possibly multiple times—over the course of your “stay.” Hot water heater? Every 10 years. Furnace or central air...

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The Environmental Benefits of Insulation

Planet earth. It’s the only home we have. And for that reason (and others!), more and more people are considering the environmental impact of their choices before making decisions about what to do or buy. Bringing reusable canvas bags to the grocery store to cut down...

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The Future of Housing

Housing construction sure has changed a lot over the last, oh, say, hundred years! (Yes, we know the blog is titled the future of housing. Just hang with us for a minute or two here.) If you’ve ever been house hunting anywhere with both older and newer neighborhoods,...

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Buying a New Home? Don’t Forget About Insulation

  If you’ve bought a home recently—or even just spent some time on the hunt—you know the market is really getting crazy in West Michigan! Here’s another thing you might have noticed: information on your new home’s insulation isn’t always easy to come by. Most...

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