Spray Foam Insulation2024-04-01T13:21:08-05:00

Spray Foam Insulation

About Spray Foam Insulation

If you have exposed walls or want foam insulation for your attic, then spray foam insulation is the best option for you. Spray foam is a two-part component foam and comes as either a closed-cell or open-cell product. It mixes at the nozzle, but when it comes out, it sprays out at a much higher velocity and then expands rapidly as it adheres to whatever surface it is sprayed onto. Spray foam is good for applications where we are treating the joist ends of a basement, a crawl space ceiling, or exposed walls. Spray foam cannot be sprayed into closed wall cavities, it expands too fast and is too thick to be applied inside a closed cavity.

Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

As energy costs continue to increase year after year, homeowners are actively seeking out innovative insulation solutions that can improve efficiency and comfort in their living spaces. Among the options available today, spray foam insulation stands out as one of the top choices thanks to its unmatched ability to create a seamless, airtight seal that provides superior thermal insulation and moisture resistance. When installed properly by professionals, spray foam can deliver an array of benefits that enhance energy savings, comfort, durability, and indoor air quality in any home.

Prevents Air and Moisture from Entering Your Home

One of the major advantages provided by spray foam insulation is its effectiveness in preventing outdoor air and moisture from infiltrating the home. Unlike fiberglass insulation which can compress and sag over time, polyurethane-based spray foam expands and seals even the smallest cracks, gaps, and crevices that allow drafts or let in outdoor allergens and pollutants. This airtight barrier maintains a consistently comfortable indoor environment and inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, and dust mites by blocking moisture. Homeowners can breathe easier knowing their living spaces will be free of drafts and irritating particles.

Lowers Energy Bills

The robust insulation capacity of professionally installed spray foam can significantly reduce monthly heating and cooling costs for any home. With an insulation value of R-6 or more per inch, spray foam delivers one of the highest R-values among insulation materials. This enables the formation of a thermal envelope that blocks heat transfer far better than fiberglass insulation. By preventing hot or cold air from escaping or entering the home, spray foam can lower energy bills by up to 50% annually for the typical household. It also minimizes temperature differences between floors which can create significant energy losses.

Prevents Ice Dams

In colder climates, improperly insulated attics and roofs often lead to the formation of hazardous ice dams on roof eaves. This occurs when warm household air escapes into the attic and causes snow on the roof to melt. The meltwater runs down and refreezes near the uninsulated eaves, forming an ice dam that traps more water. This causes leaks and extensive water damage to attics, walls, ceilings, insulation, and personal belongings. Correctly installed spray foam insulation forms an airtight seal which prevents warm attic air from rising and melting snow on the roof. This eliminates gaps where ice dams can form, protecting homeowners from catastrophic leakage issues.

Keeps Critters and Bugs from Getting Inside

Pest infiltration is another common problem that spray foam insulation addresses effectively. Bugs, stinging insects, rodents, and other critters can easily enter homes through tiny exterior cracks, holes, utility conduits, and other openings. But spray foam expands and adheres tightly to surfaces, sealing off any gaps where pests could come in. This not only protects against infestations and nesting inside walls or attics, but also reduces entry points for mice, rats, cockroaches, and other critters that spread disease. Homeowners can enjoy peace of mind knowing their families and properties are protected.

Increases Your Comfort

By preventing outdoor air infiltration and regulating internal temperatures, spray foam insulation allows homeowners to enjoy greater comfort year-round. Drafts, cold spots, and temperature fluctuations are significantly reduced, creating consistent indoor conditions immune to outside weather changes. Irritating allergens and particles from outdoors are also minimized, improving air quality and health. Many homeowners report that rooms insulated with spray foam feel pleasantly warmer in winter and cooler in summer. With such upgraded comfort and energy savings, spray foam is an insulation investment that pays dividends for many years.

Spray Foam Insulation for the Attic

Yes, RetroFoam is the most amazing product on the face of the earth for insulating your walls, but what about your attic?

The attic and the walls need to work together. If you have one done without the other, you are only winning half the battle. When we meet with you to take a look at your home, we are going to take a good look at the attic and make recommendations to ensure the attic plane is properly air-sealed with foam. We will make sure it is vented properly, soffits are baffled, and the attic access hatch is properly insulated.

All penetrations between the conditioned space and the attic must be sealed for your insulation to work properly. We will give you a tremendous discount to treat your walls and attic at the same time because it saves us money to do both while our crew is on-site and we will pass those savings along to you. Call us or click the “Request A Free Quote” button above to schedule an appointment to receive a free inspection and quote.


Find Comfort With Environmentally Friendly Spray Foam Insulation from Cincinnati RetroFoam

For Cincinnati area homeowners, comfort and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand with eco-friendly spray foam insulation from Cincinnati RetroFoam. Our advanced spray foam solutions leverage innovative techniques to seal air leaks and prevent heat transfer that undermines traditional insulation.

Certified RetroFoam technicians use industry-leading equipment to apply spray foam that conformingly expands into hard-to-fill cracks and gaps. This high-performance polyurethane insulation achieves an R-value of R-6.5 per inch to maintain consistent temperatures, reduce drafts, and lower heating/cooling costs. With us, homeowners can enjoy a comfortable haven safe from outdoor elements.

We also provide free home evaluations to tailor insulation plans to your specific needs and budget. Our certified technicians determine optimal coverage to enhance the comfort and energy efficiency of your unique space.

Experience the benefits of spray foam without compromising your sustainability values. Upgrade your home’s insulation with Cincinnati RetroFoam’s eco-friendly spray foam solutions. Call today to schedule your free evaluation! Invest in comfort and energy savings designed for sensitive Cincinnati living.

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Types of Insulation We Install

Whether your project is an existing home, new construction, pole barn, or commercial property… we offer the best insulation options to meet your needs.


Tired of those cold drafts? Injection foam improves your exterior wall insulation to greatly reduce drafts without having to tear down your drywall.

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From the attic to crawl space to new construction and pole barns, spray foam is used in open cavities to improve comfort and energy efficiency.

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Attic insulation looking pretty thin? We offer Owens Corning Attic Insulation, an alternative blown-in insulation type for the attic to help reduce energy bills.

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