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Retrofoam Insulation for Attics

RetroFoam of the Carolinas spray foam is the perfect permanent solution for attic insulation.
RetroFoam of the Carolinas spray foam is the perfect permanent solution for attic insulation.

Signs Your Attic Needs an Insulation Upgrade

Your Energy
Bills Are High
Rooms Are Different Temperatures
Your HVAC Never Gets a Break
You've Had Your Insulation For More Than 15-Years

High energy bills, condensation, or uncomfortable rooms in your home are just a few indicators that your attic needs more efficient insulation. 

Hot air rises, and cold air falls, and a superficial layer of drywall and fiberglass or cellulose insulation will not be strong enough to stop the convection process from happening. But RetroFoam spray foam insulation can.

Attic Ready for Foam Insulation by RetroFoam of the Carolinas

Make a Difference in Your Home When You Insulate Your Attic with RetroFoam Spray Foam

Reduce High Energy Bills

RetroFoam’s spray foam provides a thermal barrier that creates an air seal. The thermal barrier establishes a building envelope on the outer layers of your home and prevents a transfer of heat, and helps to lower your energy bills.

Create a Healthier Home

Allergens should be limited to the outdoors. The quality of air inside your home has a significant impact on the health of your family. Removal of your old insulation and insulating your attic with RetroFoam spray foam reduces the amount of allergens such as dust, mold, and mildew filtering down into your living space.

Extend the Life of Your HVAC

The air-seal created by RetroFoam’s spray foam insulation limits heat transfer, which means your HVAC units won’t have to work as hard and should last longer. 

What to Expect On the Day of Your Attic
Insulation Install

Spray Foam Insulation In Attic
The insulation process with RetroFoam of the Carolinas is designed to require very little involvement from the homeowner.

At the beginning of the first day, we will remove any existing insulation inside of your attic. The team will use a vacuum system to remove the old insulation; then take it away to dispose of it properly.

Day two is the actual spraying of the foam and completion of the project. We are in and out of your home relatively fast.

  • The RetroFoam of the Carolinas crew will arrive at your home goes over the scope of work.
  • The crew begins the preparation phase by protecting the work area with plastic and placing fresh air ventilation fans
  • The foam installation begins
  • After the installation the crew examines their work and cleans up
  • Before leaving, the project foreman will review the project with you, the homeowner

Attic Insulation FAQ's

Cellulose insulation is very loose and requires venting in the attic, which requires constant maintenance. When the HVAC system cycles the negative air pressure pulls cellulose dust into the home through any ceiling penetrations. Cellulose will compress over time, requiring the insulation to be “fluffed” and added to over time.

Fiberglass is one of the most common insulations used in homes. It still allows airflow and contributes to your high energy bills and uncomfortable rooms with varying temperatures.

Fiberglass releases particles into the air, potentially coming in contact with the skin and if inhaled, it can cause coughing, nosebleeds, and other respiratory complications. When it comes in contact with the skin, it can lodge in the pores, leading to itchiness, rashes, and skin irritation.

That’s right, foam insulation is not for everyone. Spray foam is more costly than traditional types of insulation. (However, don’t let the cost be the reason you write spray foam off your list of options. Financing options and rebates are available.)

If you are looking for a “Do It Yourself” solution, spray foam is not for you. Spray foam is also more complicated to install than alternative solutions and requires installation by professionals. 

Spray foam is a one-and-done process. This means that you never have to go up into the attic to add to your insulation or have it repositioned. It is maintenance-free. AND if it were to require some attention, RetroFoam of the Carolinas offers a lifetime warranty.

Nope. You can leave the removal and disposal of the attic insulation to us. 

For as little as the attic is used, it is surprising at what has been there; visitors like pests, birds, rodents, etc., and they leave lots of gifts behind. The insulation can get pretty gross, and you want to and need to get that outside of your home.

Also, fiberglass and cellulose insulation can absorb moisture into the fibrous material, which can cause issues such as dust, odors, etc. Since we will be creating an air seal, you’ll want those odors and presents left by visitors outside and not sealed inside your home.

The most significant cost factor of foam attic insulation is the size of the treated area in the attic being sprayed: the bigger the space, the more expensive the job.

Let's Talk Foam

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The conversation should last as no more than 10-minutes. We’ll ask you some questions that will help us understand your insulation needs and to put together an estimate.

fill out this form and Start on your path to a more comfortable home and lower energy bills.