Monthly Archives: April 2014

Should I Use Baffles in my Attic?

Q: Should I use baffles in my attic? A: You would only need baffles if you plan to insulate the attic rafters and want to maintain ventilation. Ventilation is not necessary if you plan to use closed cell foam to encapsulate the attic. That’s because closed cell foam prevents condensation since it resists moisture penetration, [...]

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How Can I Use Foam Board to Insulate?

Q: How can I use foam board to insulate? A: Foam board is an awesome insulation option. Foam board, like spray foam, is closed cell, and polyurethane based. The most commonly used foam board is called Extruded Polystyrene Foam, or XPS for short. You may also hear it referred to as ‘blue board’, or ‘pink board.’ [...]

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Do I Need to Cover Foam It Green with a Vapor Barrier?

Q: Do I Need to Cover Foam It Green with a Vapor Barrier? A: Vapor barriers, and vapor retarders are designed to reduce diffusion in your walls, and thus, prevent condensation. You may, or may not need to cover Foam It Green with an additional vapor barrier, depending on local codes. Water vapor, unlike condensation,is [...]

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Is Foam It Green Flame Retardant?

Q: Is Foam It Green Flame Retardant? A: Foam It Green’s standard kits do contain flame retardants. Both our open and closed cell foam is Class 1 (E-84). “Class 1″ foam means that the foam has been tested for flame spread and smoke development, according to the ASTM E-84 tunnel test for surface burning characteristics. [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day by Going Green!

April is a month when not only are plants turning green, but many people are inspired to go greener at home thanks to Earth Day. These days there are so many reasons to go green, from keeping the air in your home healthy and clean, to reducing your dependence on natural resources, to saving money. [...]

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Bug Season! They’re Ba-ack!

Every season has its ups and downs, and in spring, along with the warm weather and blooming flowers we also get some sneaky critters trying to get into our houses. Ants, fruit flies, bees, and even, if you are unlucky, mice. Yikes! Those critters just can’t help it. They just keep trucking through hill, valley, [...]

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3 Easy Projects for Spring!

There is nothing more inspiring than a warm sunny day. When the windows are open and the sun is shining, the world is your oyster! Here at Foam it Green, we love tackling DIY projects as much as you do. So, here are our favorites, from our home to yours! 1. Brighten your home with [...]

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How Can I Insulate My Heated Floor?

Q: How can I insulate my heated floor? A: Heated floors are fantastic, especially if you live in a chilly climate. But you want to make sure your insulation doesn’t get in the way of the heat emanating up to your floors. Luckily, insulating your heated floor just takes a few easy steps. First, install [...]

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Got a Foam It Green Project You are Proud of? Wear that Pride On Your Sleeve!

Do you have a Foam It Green insulation project you are proud of? Wear that pride on your sleeve! Get your stunning t-shirt as a “thank you” for sharing your project’s success. Here’s how: Just like us on Facebook, and then write a post on your own wall (text or photo) about Foam It Green! [...]

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Why is Air Sealing My Home Important?

Q: Why is air sealing my home so important? A: Great question. If you have been reading up about home insulation you have most likely been bombarded with a lot of talk about R-Value. It’s easy to see why R-Value is important- it is a measurable rating to show temperature transfer through insulation. But what about [...]

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