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Benefits of Insulation

 

Injected Foam Insulation – Why RetroFoam?

 

RetroFoam™’s injected foam insulation properties include…

Sound dampening • Fire Resistant •Non-toxic • Shuts out drafts while allowing walls to breathe • Repels water • Reduces mildew and dampness and adds longevity to painted and papered wall surfaces • Requires no maintenance and goes on working year after year • Inhibits insects, borer and rodents • Will not slump or sag

What is RetroFoam™ injected foam insulation?

RetroFoam™ is a 3-part resin that produces a nontoxic, nonflammable and odor-free insulation material. RetroFoam can be injected into the wall cavity of your home or office. Optimal for replacing your old insulation or insulating your existing building, RetroFoam injected foam insulation offers numerous benefits as well as a simple and quick installation process.

Injected foam insulation lowers energy and re-insulation costs!

With energy costs always on the rise, RetroFoam will pay for itself by saving you money on your utility bills. RetroFoam™ keeps your home warmer or cooler longer – no need to keep running the heater or A/C. And since it’s not necessary to tear out walls or remove old insulation, RetroFoam injected foam insulation costs less to install than any other re-insulation material.

Injected foam insulation increases your comfort in all weather

RetroFoam’s R-value (R-value measures insulation effectiveness) reaches a remarkable R-4.6 per inch in winter and R-4.1 per inch in summer. This is the highest annual R-value of any re-insulation option on the market today.

RetroFoam injected foam insulation provides homes with 2×4 studs R-values of R-16.0 and R-14.9 for winter and summer, respectively. R-values for homes with 2×6 studs reach R-23.7.

RetroFoam also eliminates drafts by sealing plugs, switches, cracks, and anywhere else air can enter or leave your home. It achieves 95% or greater coverage in wall cavities.

Injected foam insulation continues to save money over time

Unlike blow-in cellulose or fiberglass, RetroFoam™ injected foam insulation will not settle over time, change shape, or breakdown. Your RetroFoam™ injected foam insulation stays in place and is not affected by moisture. If the foam gets damp, it dries out quickly and remains 100% effective. RetroFoam™ does not allow air to move through the insulation which robs R-values and reduces drafts. Unlike other spray-applied materials there is no thermal drift that degrades R-value over time. In fact, the R-value of RetroFoam™ increases at colder temperatures. The high R-values and insulation effectiveness achieved by RetroFoam continues year after year.

Injected foam insulation resists pests

RetroFoam injected foam insulation is also an effective pest barrier. Because it seals cracks and crevices in walls and cement blocks, it helps keep critters outside.

Injected foam insulation does not disrupt your life when installed

RetroFoam injected foam insulation installation is an easy process in most types of buildings, typically completed in less than a day. Our installers inject RetroFoam into the wall cavity, so there’s no need to tear out walls. Since RetroFoam is installed from the outside in most cases, you do not need to move furniture or clean up the inside of your home.

Injected foam insulation decreases noise: a sound solution

Although RetroFoam is used primarily to save energy, our customers often comment about how quiet their homes become once RetroFoam is installed. RetroFoam reduces noise levels by 75%, a 45-50 db reduction on average. Apartment and condominium residents find RetroFoam a great solution for noisy walls.

Injected foam insulation slows the spread of fire

RetroFoam injected foam insulation is a nonflammable product. RetroFoam adds safety and value to your home because fires burn more slowly through RetroFoam-filled walls.

Injected foam insulation never hurts the environment

Want to protect your home as well as the planet? Retrofoam injected foam insulation is a safe, non-toxic, and energy efficient choice for insulating your home or business.

 

 

Home Insulation – Why Insulate?

 

Home Insulation – Reasons for having a well insulated home

A warm, dry home is a healthy home.
Your home will become more comfortable, warmer in winter, cooler in summer.
You will achieve significant savings on utility costs.
Your family will enjoy a healthy home.

RetroFoam™ is the only home insulation designed specifically for insulating Existing wall cavities.

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.

The Best Home Insulation Solution

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 brick basement 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 will usually be completed within one to two days, with very little disruption to the household.

How RetroFoam™ Home Insulation Works

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 with absolutely no maintenance.

Home Insulation Application

RetroFoam™ is an extremely safe product to introduce into your walls. Unlike polyurethane foams which you can purchase from your local hardware store, RetroFoam™ home insulation is a modified plastic foam, installed by a licensed technician. The expanding agent in RetroFoam™ is compressed air. RetroFoam™ is fully expanded prior to entering your walls hence filling your wall cavities safely. RetroFoam™ meets government guidelines, does not create a fire hazard, and is hydrophobic (repels water).

Unlike blow in loosefill home insulation it does not slump or fall down over time, and rodents will not build their nests in RetroFoam. 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.

 

 

Green Benefits of RetroFoam

 

Biodegradable—no disposal problems
No CFC’s
No ozone depleting off-gassing
No container disposal problems
Does not require potable water
Ships dry—utilizes less energy for transportation

 

 

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