Dress Your Home for the Cold

For those who have lived in Minnesota for even a short period of time, it’s no secret that our state is subject to temperature and weather extremes. Twin Cities residents owe it to themselves to do whatever possible in order to keep indoor temperatures consistent no matter how warm or cold it gets outside, and it all starts with having

Is There a Quick Fix for My Ice Dam?

For those living in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area, ice dams are an unfortunate fact of life. An ice dam is essentially a hump of ice that forms at the edge of a roof during the wintertime when conditions are right, and when your home’s attic is missing a key element like proper insulation or air sealing. Ice dams

RetroFoam Explained

Many homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul understand that the key to home performance in any home is a combination of high-performance insulation and air sealing. The confusion begins when attempting to choose the right type of insulation for one’s home, as there are a variety of different types of material on the market. Spray foam insulation, for example, is

Top 3 Reasons to Air Seal Your Home

A lot of homeowners in the Minneapolis / St. Cloud Area have heard of the term air sealing at one point or another. Perhaps you’ve been looking to make valuable home performance upgrades and were presented with this idea by a contractor, or maybe you’ve heard it in passing. Many are unfamiliar with the concept altogether, but this doesn’t change

Moisture Problems in the Home

Winter is here in Minneapolis/Saint Cloud, and for many homeowners, this time of year can bring quite a bit of moisture along with it. While moisture in the home isn’t something that often gets talked about, it’s quite common in Minnesota and should not go overlooked. It’s a bigger problem than most people think and while physical damage to the

How The Stack Effect Hurts Minneapolis Area Homes

Not many people know what the stack effect is, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most common problems homeowners in the Saint Cloud and Minneapolis area can face. Specifically, the stack effect occurs when dense, cold air seeps into the lower levels of a building and pushes the less dense, hot air up and out of

How an Energy Audit Will Save You Money This Winter

For many homeowners living in the Minneapolis / Saint Cloud region, winter brings with it the threat of high energy bills. Many people find that just attempting to keep their homes warm in the winter means running their heating systems day-in, day-out, which can get rather costly, and fast. While there are countless things that you can do in order

Why RetroGreen Offers Spray Foam Insulation

Insulation is key to an energy efficient home. By adding a layer of protection against outdoor air, spray foam is one of the highest-performing insulation options available. For homeowners in the Saint Cloud area, RetroGreen Energy is here to help you make a strategic upgrade with spray foam insulation. What is Spray Foam Insulation? Spray foam insulation is a spray-applied

The Importance of Insulating your Foundation

If there’s one thing that just about every homeowner in Minneapolis and Saint Cloud can agree upon, it’s that it’d be nice to save money on energy bills. A lot of people don’t realize how high energy bills come about in the first place, yet there are a number of different things that can factor into this. Often overlooked is

Cold floors can be a real pain in the foot!

It may seem difficult to identify the reason for cold floors during the winter, but oftentimes it is something fairly simple and easy to correct. For instance, if your attic is not properly insulated warm air will escape out of the top. This causes cold air to be drawn in from your crawlspace underneath the floors and, in turn, causes