RetroFoam home insulation is a very effective way to prevent large amounts of heat loss, and can be installed into most existing walls, including weatherside, stucco, brick veneer and foundation walls if there is an accessible cavity. The installation can take place from either the outside (through the exterior cladding) or inside (through the drywall or similar), of the house, and can usually be completed within one day, with very little disruption to the household.
RetroFoam Insulation being installed into home.
Consider the total area of your outside walls and it's not surprising that the heat loss through the walls in a typical house is greater than through the windows and floors combined. Even if you have your ceiling insulated, the heat inside your home simply finds the next easiest exit to escape. When insulating your house it is important to have a holistic approach. Think of an icebox for example, if only the lid or walls were insulated it would not work effectively.
RetroFoam is an extremely safe product to introduce into your walls. Unlike polyurethane foam cans that you purchase from your local hardware store, RetroFoam home insulation is modified plastic foam, installed by a trained technician. The expanding agent in RetroFoam is compressed air. RetroFoam is fully expanded prior to entering your walls. RetroFoam meets government guidelines, does not create a fire hazard, and has high R-value.
RetroFoam becomes a lightweight solid unit of insulation inside the voids it fills helping keep out rodents and air movement unlike loosefill insulation products which are not solid units. Loose fill can be shifted by compaction and/or rodent nest building allowing for increased levels of air movement. If at any stage you need to carry out wall alterations, the solid customized blocks of foam can be easily removed while work is in progress and simply replaced on completion. If rewiring is needed, wires can be pushed through the rigid foam, or the foam can be cut if necessary.
RetroFoam is a plastic foam containing millions of tiny air cells. Within minutes of injecting the liquid foam into the wall cavity, it sets to form a firm, resilient filling, containing millions of tiny bubbles of still air. These act like pockets of air trapped between the feathers of a duck, which minimizes air circulation within the wall cavity, preventing airflow and heat loss. Once installed, RetroFoam home insulation will go on working for decades.
RetroFoam Insulation is specifically designed for installation in existing homes where the walls are already up and may have previously been insulated with
Fiberglass Batt Insulation or Loose fill Insulation.
If you're currently remodeling your home (where the wall cavities are open) or you're building a new home and need the house insulated before you sheetrock please check out our Urethane Spray foam Insulation page for information on how to get the best insulation that will give you the best savings on your energy bills!