Retrofoam Install Process

Working With RetroFoam of Georgia: Start to Finish

From the first time you call in, to the finished project we plan to work closely with you to make sure you achieve your goals in regards to your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.

During that initial phone call, we will answer any questions you have and set up a time for the estimate that works for you. A few days before your estimate we will give you a reminder call, as well as an email with a picture of our comfort specialist so you know who will be arriving.

At the estimate we will review your current insulation and answer your questions. If necessary, we can even use a digital thermal image camera to see where heat is leaking, or do a blower door test to check how tight the current insulation is. Our comfort specialist will also see if you are eligible for any rebates from Georgia Power.

Once your installation date has been scheduled, the crew will make a game plan specific to your project. The installation can be different depending on the type of siding your home has – more on that below.

After the installation, the office will give you a call to make sure everything went off without a hitch and make sure you don’t have any concerns. Shortly after this, you will receive your lifetime warranty in the mail.

How is RetroFoam Insulation Installed in Existing Walls?

STEP 1: SIDING REMOVAL

In the majority of homes we insulate, it’s done from the outside.

The kind of siding you have can change the installation process. For example, we remove vinyl or aluminum siding, but if you have brick we drill into the mortar. If you have wood siding, we prefer to remove the siding, but if that can’t be done then installation is done from the inside.

Drill holes

STEP 2: DRILL TO ACCESS WALL SPACES

As one crew member walks around removing the siding, another follows along to drill holes into the wall cavity so the foam can be injected. It doesn’t matter if there is already fiberglass or cellulose in the walls, as the foam will compress it to completely fill the wall cavity.

If there is brick siding, the holes are drilled through the mortar joints between every stud to inject the foam until the cavity is filled.

For homes with wood siding that can’t be removed, the drilling is done inside through the drywall.

STEP 2: DRILL TO ACCESS WALL SPACES

As one crew member walks around removing the siding, another follows along to drill holes into the wall cavity so the foam can be injected. It doesn’t matter if there is already fiberglass or cellulose in the walls, as the foam will compress it to completely fill the wall cavity.

If there is brick siding, the holes are drilled through the mortar joints between every stud to inject the foam until the cavity is filled.

For homes with wood siding that can’t be removed, the drilling is done inside through the drywall.

Drill holes

STEP 3: RETROFOAM INSULATION IS INJECTED

No matter what the siding type is, the injection process is the same.

The installer will run the hose up and down the wall cavity to make sure it is completely filled.

Once the foam has been injected, the holes are then filled. The holes drilled into the wall cavity of homes with aluminum and vinyl have a plug put in place and the siding is then replaced. In the case of brick siding, mortar that closely matches the original is injected into the holes.

If the installation is done inside, the holes drilled into the drywall get a rough patch.

Wall Injection
RetroFoam Clean Up Process

STEP 4: CLEAN UP

Now that the RetroFoam injection foam has been installed, the holes filled, and siding replaced the crews will go around and make sure to clean up and leave your home just how they found it.

The typical installation only takes a day — in just a few hours, so it doesn’t disrupt your life.

STEP 4: CLEAN UP

Now that the RetroFoam injection foam has been installed, the holes filled, and siding replaced the crews will go around and make sure to clean up and leave your home just how they found it.

The typical installation only takes a day — in just a few hours, so it doesn’t disrupt your life.

RetroFoam Clean Up Process

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