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Informational posts about insulation to help people understand why it's important.

Showing a typical building envelope

Showing a typical building envelope.

Understanding the Building Envelope

What is a building envelope?

A building envelope is comprised of the components that make up the shell of the building. The components separate the exterior from the interior of the building, and are designed to meet or exceed the needs of the specific application. The building envelope may also be described as what separates the interior areas that are temperature controlled (conditioned) space from exterior unheated (unconditioned) space. To break it down any area that is heated or air conditioned is considered a conditioned area where as any area that isn't would be considered an unconditioned area. The building envelope must be designed with regard to climate, ventilation, and energy consumption within the building.

Spray Foam Insulation being sprayed into cavity

Spray Foam Insulation being sprayed into cavity.

Misconceptions about Spray Foam Insulation

A better understanding of Spray Foam

When it comes to choosing insulation for your home, everyone has an opinion on what you should select. Cellulose insulation that settles and itchy fiberglass batt insulation can lead you to research other methods, but can cause even more confusion.
What is spray foam insulation and why are people concerned about it? Fortunately, we are able to break down the basics of spray foam insulation, as well as dispel some rumors for you...

When is RetroFoam the Best Insulation Option?

The Insulation for Exisitng Homes

Homeowner utility bills rise nearly every year so it's no surprise that people try to find ways to counter that rise in cost in any way possible. Insulating your home can be one of the best ways to cut down on those energy costs and if you have an existing home (where the walls have already been sheet rocked) RetroFoam Insulation is your best option, but why is that?

Showing RetroFoam versus Loosefill and Cellulose Insulation

Showing RetroFoam versus Loosefill and Cellulose Insulation.

What's with all the density in spray foam insulation?

An explanation of the 3 different density's of spray foam

When it comes to insulating your home there's no shortage on options and spray foam insulation is no exception to that. There are three levels of density when it comes to spray foaming your home and each density is designed for a specific task. In this article we will explain the three different density's to try and help you get a better understanding of the differences so that you will know the right density that you will need for your project.

Open and closed cell spray foam insulation

Open and closed cell spray foam insulation.

Cans of Spray Foam Sealant with a Foam Gun on Display

Cans of Spray Foam Sealant with a Foam Gun on Display.

What is Spray Foam in a Can?

Explaining what that foam in a can is all about.

Insulating foam sealant, also known as foam in a can or one-component foam, is typically used for small projects, such as sealing cracks and gaps. This foam is available to both professional insulation contractors as well as homeowners. It's popular with users looking for ways to save money on energy bills and ways to use less energy.