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Insulating for a Cold Weather Climate

You know it can get cold around here, but sometimes it gets cold. Remember toward the end of January 2019 and the two words that sent a chill down our area’s collective spine? Polar vortex. Not only was it “record-settingly” cold, it was that way for an extended...

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Simple Tips for Lowering Your Heating Bill

We hate to tell you this as much as you likely hate to hear it, but there’s no stopping the fact: colder weather is coming. And, with colder weather and … that W-word … thoughts naturally gravitate toward home heating. There’s the need to keep warm and comfortable, of...

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Insulating Your Pole Barn

Post-frame constructed buildings—commonly known as pole barns—originally grew out of necessity. During the great depression, farmers needed cheaper, faster ways of constructing larger and larger barns that could accommodate new farming equipment and tools. What could...

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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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