How long have you been in business?
RetroFoam of Michigan has been in business since 2000.
Is RetroFoam of Michigan licensed and insured?
Yes, RetroFoam of Michigan is a licensed builder with the state of Michigan, license # 2104193015. We do carry general liability insurance and all of our estimators have a copy of this insurance.
How can I get an estimate and is there a cost?
We offer FREE written estimates. Please contact us toll free at 866-900-3626 to set up a time that fits your schedule.
What products do you install and what is the difference between them?
We install both RetroFoam and Icynene. RetroFoam is injected into a cavity and is used on existing homes. Icynene is used on open areas mainly new construction, pole barns, rim joists crawlspaces, and attics. There are different types of Icynene including closed cell.
What kind of warranty do you offer?
RetroFoam of Michigan offers a lifetime warranty on both the material as well as the workmanship of the install to all customers in good standing.
Can the estimator check to see if I have existing insulation in the walls now?
The estimator can sometimes remove an electrical outlet cover and see if there is any insulation present.
Do you use a thermal imaging camera before install?
No. To avoid a conflict of interest we do not offer this service before an install.
What is the R-value of RetroFoam?
For a 2 x 4 cavity RetroFoam achieves a state recognized R-19 or greater.
What is the R-value of Icynene?
Icynene achieves a state recognized R-19 for 3.5” and an R-30 for 6”.
How do the installers know if the cavity is completely full?
The unique nature of RetroFoam, a liquid form with the consistency of shaving cream when injected, allows it to flow around any obstacles, including water pipes and wiring, without getting caught up, filling the entire cavity. Your licensed RetroFoam installer is a professional and approaches every job in a tradesman like manner, by applying a combination of techniques including: timing the cavity fill, methodical placement of the insertion holes and with back-pressure on the insertion hole, he is able to ensure a cavity is full.
How long does the installation process take?
Most jobs are generally completed in a day, between 2-5 hours.
What if I need to replace wiring in my home after installing RetroFoam?
Generally this isn’t a problem because the foam is pliable and the wire can be pushed (or fish- lined) through.
Will RetroFoam cause a fire hazard in my home?
No. Even though there is intense heat, RetroFoam will not melt away. It will char, lose weight and volume but remain in place as foam. RetroFoam has a Class 1 Fire Rating.
Can I have RetroFoam installed on the exterior walls as well as on the interior walls?
Yes. Your estimator can explain the options available to you.
How frequently spaced are the injection holes?
Generally holes are drilled in the middle of the home spaced about 16 inches on center.
Can you remove and replace aluminum siding?
Yes, our installers do it every day.
Can you install RetroFoam on a brick home? How is this done?
Yes. The installers will drill a 5/8” hole in the mortar joints. They do NOT remove the bricks. The foam is injected into the holes and the holes are re-mortared upon completion. The crew will match the existing mortar the best they can.