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Coming Soon: Big Lakes Spray Foam!

We’ve got a big change to announce! (At least, it seems like it would be a big change. But it really isn’t as big a deal as you might think. More on that later.) Here’s the basic story: In the near future, we will no longer be using the “RetroFoam of Southwest...

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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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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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