Spray Foam Insulation vs RetroFoam Wall Insulation

Spray Foam InsulationSpray foam insulation has taken the DIY home improvement world by storm!  Whether you are scrolling through DIY Home Repair Pins on Pinterest or watching your favorite home improvement show on the HGTV network, you are likely to see spray foam insulation on your screen at some point.

While spray foam insulation is a fantastic option for new construction, it’s not always ideal for existing homes.  With spray foam insulation, insulating your existing walls results in tearing down your existing drywall –resulting in a lengthy and expensive process! Most homeowners don’t want to go through the hassle to get foam insulation; however, there is a foam insulation product designed specifically for existing walls!

RetroFoam is a unique foam insulation that is specifically designed to be injected into existing walls. Our RetroFoam is injected from the exterior of your home, making installation completely stress free!  The benefits of RetroFoam are invaluable, including energy efficiency, lowering utility bills, a brief installation process and the best part…it costs less than you might think. Our team at RetroFoam Iowa wants to help you reap the benefits of foam insulation without going through the expensive hassle that spray foam insulation causes for existing walls!

An Energy Efficient Choice

According to theDepartment of Energy, the average American spends $2,000 annually for their energy bill. Their studies have shown that a potential $200-$400 of that average could be going to waste due to drafts or air leaks! RetroFoam has the answer to STOP the energy loss through your walls. Traditional insulation often breaks down over time, trapping dust and moisture, resulting in the inability to  prevent air leaks. With energy costs expected to increase, RetroFoam will quickly pay for itself by reducing your utility bills.

A Hassle-Free Installation Process

wall insulationSince RetroFoam is typically installed from the exterior, we can insulate most existing homes. Due to several factors, the installation process may vary slightly. Generally, a small section of your siding is removed and a hole is drilled in each stud cavity. Then, RetroFoam is injected into each cavity and afterwards, our install team will plug each of the holes. Finally, after cleanup is completed your siding is put back on. Most installation processes can be completed in one day and the benefits are immediate! This quick and easy installation process eliminates the need for construction or movement of furniture, making this process hassle free.

A Cost-Efficient Insulation

While an exact cost of the installation of RetroFoam cannot be provided due to varying factors, we can briefly explain ways in which RetroFoam is THE cost efficient choice.  RetroFoam can potentially pay for itself by saving you money on your energy bills–potentially lowering your energy costs by up to 50% with its excellent sealing qualities.  Unlike spray foam insulation, it’s not necessary to tear out walls or remove old insulation, resulting in a significant cost drop and making RetroFoam the most cost-efficient choice for your insulation needs.  RetroFoam insulation is the home improvement that PAYS YOU back!

If you are ready to start experiencing the benefits of RetroFoam insulation then request a FREE estimate on our website or call us today at (319) 287-8160! We look forward to serving you!