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The Perfect Opportunity to RetroFoam your Home!
Now! Before winter chills, take advantage of our 20% off Fall Special to re-insulate your home with RetroFoam! Fast non-invasive installation, cost efficient and effective - contact us today!
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Tips for Sealing Air Leaks
- Test your home
for air tightness. On a windy day, carefully hold a lit incense stick or a
smoke pen next to your windows, doors, electrical boxes, plumbing
fixtures, electrical outlets, ceiling fixtures, attic hatches, and other
places where air may leak. If the smoke stream travels horizontally, you
have located an air leak that may need caulking, sealing, or
- Caulk and
weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air.
- Caulk and seal
air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring comes through walls,
floors, ceilings, and soffits over cabinets.
- Install foam
gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on walls.
- Inspect dirty
spots in your insulation for air leaks and mold. Seal leaks with
low-expansion spray foam made for this purpose and install house flashing
- Look for dirty
spots on your ceiling paint and carpet, which may indicate air leaks at
interior wall/ceiling joints and wall/floor joists, and caulk them.
single-pane windows with storm windows or replace them with more efficient
double-pane low-emissivity windows.
- Use foam sealant
on larger gaps around windows, baseboards, and other places where air may
- Cover your
kitchen exhaust fan to stop air leaks when not in use.
- Check your dryer
vent to be sure it is not blocked. This will save energy and may prevent a
- Replace door
bottoms and thresholds with ones that have pliable sealing gaskets.
- Keep the fireplace
flue damper tightly closed when not in use.
- Seal air leaks
around fireplace chimneys, furnaces, and gas-fired water heater vents with
fire-resistant materials such as sheet metal or sheetrock and furnace
Information by energy.gov
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20% off of Wall Insulation this Fall!
RetroFoam is an innovative wall insulation that reduces sounds, prohibits pests, and significantly reduces energy costs. Significantly reduce your heating bill this winter by insulating your home!
RetroFoam Austin & Houston provides the most experienced insulation, remediation and roofing repair services in Central Texas. Our rates are based on total square footage (wall) in additional to any rental
equipment that may be required to access walls on hills or unreachable
spaces. We also provide radiant barrier and loose fill insulation if
needed in other areas of the home.
To receive an estimate, we will need to visit your home to measure
square footage of wall space. Older homes (1960’s – 1980) typically
have less window space due to architectural preferences of the day, so
there is typically more wall space which will require more fill. Newer
homes tend to have more window space and less wall space, so a visit to
your property is required to provide an accurate estimate.
(512) 629-4955 (Austin) or (832) 779-4504 (Houston), or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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Extreme Makeover Home Edition
RetroFoam™ was proud to be the Foam Insulation selected by Grace Construction and the Restoration House for:
January 2012 Knoxville, TN
At The Restoration House (TRH), we are working to help restore single mothers and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives. Through transformational housing, team mentoring and family advocacy, TRH is helping families end cycles of poverty and distress. In turn, TRH’s Participating Families are empowered to build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
At TRH we believe that God did not create us to be alone. TRH surrounds the whole family, providing them with networks of support and accountability so instead of feeling isolated and powerless, each family experiences an empowering sense of community while also reaping the benefits of a network of support.
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