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history of insulation

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.
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Facts about home insulation

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.
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Remove Old Insulation

Air Seal, Moisture, Air Quality: Why We Remove Old Insulation From Your Attic

One area in your home that benefits greatly from adding foam insulation is your attic. When RetroFoam of the Carolinas comes and sprays foam insulation in your attic, it is standard procedure to remove old insulation from your attic floor. Do you know why?
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Environmental Footprint

How Can RetroFoam of the Carolinas Help Me Limit My Environmental Footprint?

The bigger your environmental footprint, the more of an impact you have on the world around you. Learn how RetroFoam’s injection foam is helping homeowners reduce their environmental footprint.
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Is Foam Insulation Safe

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?
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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.
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The right insulation keeps your house cool

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.
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Energy Efficiency in the Summer Months

Tips For Saving Your AC Unit: Energy Efficiency in the Summer Months

Learn 5 ways to make your home's AC unit energy efficient. Spoiler Alert: While several things can cause air leaks in your home, the biggest is inadequate insulation.
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Insulation can contribute to Allergies

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.
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RetroFoam of the Carolinas Crew Installing Injection Foam

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.
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Understanding r-value

Don’t Put All of Your Eggs in One Basket: The Truth About R-Values

R-value is not the end all be all when it comes to determining what insulation is best for you. Educate yourself and know your options, as the insulation in your home helps regulate your comfort level and how much money you will be spending on heating and cooling.
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Residential Home requiring open-cell or closed-cell spray foam

Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Spray Foam: What is the Best Choice For You?

Both open and closed cell spray foams work and do a great job at insulating a building. They both have strengths and weaknesses. It is important to understand those strengths and weaknesses to decide which type of spray foam will work best to meet your needs.
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Revolving Doors and the stack effect

The Stack Effect: What Is It and What Does It Have To Do With Your Homes Insulation?

Most people will say that you should address the area of your home where the air is escaping. Is this true? Learn about the stack effect and how to stop the air leakage in your home.
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Retrofoam of the Carolinas Reviews

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.
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Dangers of Mold in the Home

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.
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Create an Air Sealed Home

Unlike your Jeans, Your House Can Not Be Too Tight

While it is true that good indoor air quality requires fresh outdoor air, letting your home decide where that air enters your home instead of you making that decision is not the way to go about things. An airtight home and proper ventilation work together to create a healthy home.
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Injection Foam Insulation acts like a windbreaker

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
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Spray Foam For New Home Construction

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.
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House wrapped in a hat and scarf

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.
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Illustrates earth friendly energy with plant in lightbulb

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.
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RetroFoam of the Carolinas Injection Foam Insulation Project

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.
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Girls Walking to School In the 'Good Old Days'

Energy Savings: Remembering The Good Old Days

If I could have saved thousands of dollars over the last 20 years, what could I have done with that money? And even though I'm sure I'll still be wishing for the prices of the good old days, I like knowing I won't look back 20 years from now and wished I'd saved more today.
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Siblings laughing together

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.
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Open windows letting cool air out

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.
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Mother and Daughter relaxing peacefully

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.
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Couple looking at high energy bill and trying to figure out how to pay it

Summertime! Keep the Air Conditioner from Running Non-Stop

I have always assumed that because we are in the south, the AC cycling all the time is expected. Then I learned it doesn’t have to be that way. Read on and learn why.
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Family enjoying their home

Injection Foam Insulation: What Is It? How Does It Work?

If you’ve ever considered updating or even getting new insulation for your home you will have seen the myriad of products on the market. Learn more about foam insulation, what it is, how it works, and how it can save you money.
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