Insulation is more versatile than you may realize. Providing an air seal, creating a moisture barrier and dampening sound are just a few of the advantages of foam insulation. Read on and learn more.Continue reading
Insulation for Mobile and Modular Homes
What is the best insulation for mobile and modular homes? Learn about 3 types of mobile home insulation: fiberglass, foam board, and foam.Continue reading
The History of Insulation
Just like the structure of the physical building has progressed, so has the way humans have kept the climate of those structures comfortable with thermal insulation. Learn more about how insulation has advanced over time.Continue reading
Fun Facts About Home Insulation
The insulation in your home is one of the most important things keeping you happy and comfortable in your home. Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about insulation.Continue reading
Is Foam Insulation Safe?
Are there any harmful chemicals in the foam that will affect the well-being of your home and those living in your household?Continue reading
Top 10 Reasons Why Even a Gnome Would Foam Their Home
When it comes down to it, the benefits foam offers make it the best option for home owners. Learn the top 10 reasons foam is good for your home.Continue reading
Insulation: How to Become the Coolest Version of Yourself
How can you stay cool during the summer? First, understand how head and air flow, conduction, convection, and the stack effect. Second, make sure you have the right insulation.Continue reading
Insulation and Allergies: What’s the Relationship?
The quality of the air you breathe can be the key to the quality of life you are able to lead. The injection foam and spray foam used by RetroFoam of the Carolinas is an excellent option for those looking for environmentally safe insulation that will also decrease the number of allergens in the home.Continue reading
How Does The RetroFoam Injection Foam Installation Process Affect The Exterior Of My Home?
Unlike replacing traditional insulation, which requires removing drywall from the interior of your home, RetroFoam injection foam can be injected into the exterior walls from the outside of your home. Learn how injection foam insulation is installed into the cavities of walls without damaging the aesthetic of the exterior of the home.Continue reading
RetroFoam of the Carolinas Reviews Worth Reading
At RetroFoam of the Carolinas, we want to leave you with insulation that will last you the lifetime of your home, that will reduce your energy bills, and increase your comfort. Read what our customers have said about their experiences with RetroFoam of the Carolinas.Continue reading
Mold in Your Home — The Canary in the Coal Mine
Having high levels of mold in your home can be very dangerous to the health of anyone living in your home. Be on the lookout for these visual and non-visual signs that you may have mold growing in your home.Continue reading
RetroFoam Injection Foam: The Windbreaker Your Home Never Knew it Needed
For most people, the largest and most expensive purchase they will make will be purchasing their home. It’s a significant investment. A refuge from the craziness of the outside world. A place for roots to be planted and lives to be grown.
With that in mind, homeowners often do whatever needs to be done to ensure their home is maintained and kept up. Maintaining a home can involve countless hours of cleaning and many repairs. If gas is leaking, they will get the gas leak fixed. A leak like that could be potentially fatal if left unattended. If a pipe is leaking, it will be a top priority repair. It can lead to detrimental and costly problems if it is ignored.
What would you say if I told you that another type of leak is most likely happening in your very own home? The damages might not be as dangerous or extensive as leaking gas and water pipes. They aren’t even visible to the average naked eye. But over time, this leak can cause many problems.
The leak I am referring to is air leakage. The website, energy.gov, defines air leakage as “occur[ing] when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings.” Some of the problems that can happen when a house is leaking air are:
- high energy bills from having to be running your furnace or air conditioner constantly
- poor indoor air quality
- moisture problems inside your home (If left unattended, these problems can lead to health problems for those living in the house and can affect the structural durability of your home.)
Air leaks are happening all over your home. You may be able to guess that a lot of your air leaks happen around doors and windows that are not sealed properly. But would you guess that there is air leaking through your walls, floors, and ceilings? (Visit this website for a more extensive list of air sealing trouble spots.) Think about these numbers:
- 10% of your heat escapes through your floors
- 25% of your heat escapes through your ceiling
- 35% of your heat escapes through your walls
While you can do things like adding caulking and foam strips to problem areas like windows and doors, you can also seal up those air leaks in your walls, floors, and ceilings with proper insulation. This is where RetroFoam injection foam can help. Most typical types of insulation are made to stop the conduction of heat. They don’t do much to stop the convection of heat. RetroFoam has high R-values to stop the conduction of heat, AND it provides an air seal to stop the convection of heat. (Click here to read more about R-values, conduction, and convection.)Think of it as putting a windbreaker on your house.
When RetroFoam injection foam is injected into your walls, it fills in all of the nooks and crannies that traditional insulation misses. When your house has the proper air sealing, good things happen. Your energy bills go down. The quality of air that you breathe increases. You also have an additional defense against moisture in your home. Most importantly, your comfort levels in your own home go up.
If you are interested in making sure that your home is properly air sealed, consider contacting one of our RetroFoam professionals today.
Foam Insulation for New Construction: An Investment in Your Future
One of the most important decisions to make with a new construction home is how it will be insulated. It is a decision that affects your finances in both the present and the future.Continue reading
Are You Getting the Right Value From Your R-Values?
Insulation is rated on its ability to slow conduction. The “R” in R-value stands for resistance to conductive heat flow. The number that is attached to the R-value is how resistant the insulation is.Continue reading
Foam Insulation: Let’s Go Green
I was impressed. There are not a lot of products out there that can do the job of air-sealing, insulating, and even sound-dampening with so little environmental impact. I am very happy that I didn’t have to worry about what was going into the walls of my home.Continue reading
Spray foam and Injection Foam; Why You Need It and What’s The Difference?
At RetroFoam of the Carolinas, we specialize in injection foam and spray foam. They are two very different products. Read on to learn how they can work together to make your home a healthier, more comfortable place to be.Continue reading
Reclaim Your Square Footage With Injection Foam Insulation
Reclaim your square footage and make it all livable again. Are parts of your home like a sauna in the summer or a freezer in the winter? Learn how creating an air seal with foam insulation can make all the rooms in your house liveable.Continue reading
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Creating an Air-Sealed Envelope For Your Home
With summer now in full swing, our incredible southern heat and humidity are just getting started. It is important to address the air leakage we can’t see just as much as the ones that we can. Learn how creating an air-sealed envelope with spray and injection foam can keep you cool, save you money, and help extend the life of your HVAC.Continue reading
Trains, Planes, Automobiles, and Roosters? How RetroFoam can Help with Noise Reduction
How do you make your home quieter? Many homeowners report they can hear a difference in outside noise while the installation of injection foam is taking place. RetroFoam fills every gap and crevice, getting a great seal every time and dampening sound.Continue reading