Insulation reviews in Boston

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While my costs were covered by the City of Boston Home Energy Initiative, I was quite pleased with the 3 gentlement who performed my work. They were punctual, professional, polite and cleaned up nicely when the work was complete. I would recommend them to a friend
- Patricia W.
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we've had our sound-proof windows for nearly a year now and couldn't be happier. Before the windows were installed, my sleep was being repeatedly interrupted by sirens, drunk college kids, noisy garbage trucks, etc. The results of the windows were immediate and amazing. I have no doubt that it has increased the value of the property and distinguishes our home from others in the area. One recent morning, I noticed a loose part in the kitchen window. It didn't affect the sound insulation, but it was difficult to keep the window open. I gave
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a buzz, and he was at our condo and had the window fixed free-of-charge THAT afternoon. He explained the part can come loose when the window is opened too much. While he was over, we also pointed out that in some areas the caulk was cracking, and although this wasn't affecting the sound and was hardly noticeable, it was visible if the windows were inspected closely. He offered to come back with his tools and fix that as well, and indeed he did within the week. He even left us the matching caulk so we could repair it ourselves if needed. I really don't think we could ask for more professional and responsive service than what we have received so far.
- Adrienne G.
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They were actually amazing. His crew is reliable, on time, easy to get a hold of, and they are detail oriented. I am very comfortable using this company. If we were to remodel our home again we would definitely use him again. He made sure we knew everything that was going on with our project. I had a vision of what I want and he exceeded our expectations. At the very end of the work, they send someone to clean twice. This is what it means to follow up on a project. I always try to recommend this company to my friends.
- Sherry H.
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They did a great job. With the extent of the work and custom fixtures, it did take a bit longer than we had originally expected it to, but the work done was exceptional! They quickly gutted the existing bathroom, leaving us without a shower for several weeks, but we still had use of the toilet. They lined the path to the bathroom with paper to help minimize the dust and dirt of such a major renovation and kept major equipment and supplies contained on the back deck or in a small section of the kitchen, later removing all of it (including garbage) as part of the well-written contract. They worked with us, changing aspects we didn't like initially, always willing to work with us as our vision for the bathroom changed, even letting us pick out and buy some fixtures (our choice) ourselves. Overall, a very professional team and a job extremely well-done...
- Chris B.
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They were very professional. They did a good job. They were kind of messy. I would recommend them. They were very dependable. They were very polite. They knew what they were doing.
- Martin D.
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Very good!
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gave me an estimate and was able to schedule me soon once I agreed to go ahead. His workers left nails all around the perimeter of the house, and he said he would send them back to clean them up. (I did get a flat tire from a nail soon after the work, but I don't know if there was a connection because I didn't get the nail in the tire back.)
- JANE E.
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Although the administrative assistant claimed on 3 separate occasions that someone would call me back no one ever has. They are very unprofessional. If this is the way they treat new customers before they get your money, I would hate to see how they behave once they have your money.
- ROXI H.
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We have an 1864 brick row house - 3 stories and a garden level basement. we've been renovating the place incrementally, and this year we were focused on insulation, beginning from the basement up.
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came out to provide the estimate and oversee the work. We wanted to replace the front and rear doors to the basement to stop air leakage. This required not only new doors but work on the frames. Replacing the front basement door so that it was air tight required some creativity because there was a floor drain sitting inside the basement behind that door. I wanted the drain moved to be outside and in front of the door at the base of the steps leading to the basement. Sub-contracted masons had to rework the bottom step to move the drain, which meant pouring some new concrete. The masonry work was functional but not particularly pretty.
We also wanted to replace the windows to the back basement wall, which is exposed to the back garden, and insulate the wall. Because there was very little space between the outer brick and the drywall (making it difficult to insulate), we decided to reframe the wall in order to be able to use
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insulation. As it turned out, this was a good decision because the window casings had to be completely demolished and rebuilt too. We also had them replace the rear basement door leading to the garden.
The other major part of the project was renovating the front entryway to the house. The old entryway was a plain wood structure with a
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glass transom and a glass stormdoor. We wanted the entryway rebuilt with a decorative facade, a new stormdoor, and installation of a pair of antique, lead stained glass windows that we picked up at a New England Demolition and Salvage in New
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. We weren't sure how they were going to install the stained glass, since the windows were very old and the lead was pretty soft and brittle. They (Rogerio and
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) did an excellent job on installing the windows and creating the new entryway facade (no small feat because the building itself is a little crooked).
There was quite a bit of other work to the entryway. The last genius who owned this place painted over the brick in the entryway and we wanted that removed. A lot of other contractors that we've talked to wouldn't touch this project, but
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's guys brought in a high pressure water hose and got almost all of it off. The last big thing in the entryway was the front door itself. It is the original 8 foot tall, quarter sawn oak door (you can see the tiger stripes) with a glass look-through. A lot of damage had been done to the door from repeated changes of locksets, and the entire door needed refinishing because the shellac was peeling.
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's guys completely refinished (sanding, staining, polyurethane) the entire door and repaired the old lockset holes so that they are invisible. They installed a really nice new lockset that we picked up and the door looks beautiful now - lots of compliments from neighbors.
The whole project took considerably longer than we anticipated. They started the work in October 2012 and didn't finish until February 2013. Part of this was due to unforeseen problems on their end (events which were understandably out of their control), and, of course, winter weather. They were always responsive, but often unable to come to the house on the days originally promised, which required flexibility on our part. In any case, the length of time was the biggest shortcoming. However,
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was consistently responsive whether I called, emailed, or texted. Everyone was very polite and friendly and clean. Overall the work was well done. I wasn't terribly impressed by the sub-contracted masons, but anything done with woodwork was excellent. When I noticed small imperfections,
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and his guys made no bones about fixing it to our satisfaction and repeatedly asked how we felt about the work.
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also was thorough about fixing problems. After finishing the back basement wall, we had a big rainstorm (sideways rain) and I came down to the basement to find a puddle of water in the room leading from the new wall.
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surmised that it was likely due to improper caulking on a first story window above the basement, allowing water to run down the inside of the wall. Nevertheless, he reopened the newly finished wall to inspect the insulation and the wall. In addition, he caulked that first story window (not in the contract), and also went out and bought and installed a downspout extension (no charge) to ensure water wasn't soaking the outer wall. He left the wall in the basement open until I was satisfied that water wouldn't come through. Sure enough, we got hit by another big rainstorm shortly after and no water came in.
I will rehire them for future work.
- Marcos L.
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We have an 1864 brick row house in East Boston - 3 stories and a garden level basement. we've been renovating the place incrementally, and this year we were focused on insulation, beginning from the basement up.
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
came out to provide the estimate and oversee the work. We wanted to replace the front and rear doors to the basement to stop air leakage. This required not only new doors but work on the frames. Replacing the front basement door so that it was air tight required some creativity because there was a floor drain sitting inside the basement behind that door. I wanted the drain moved to be outside and in front of the door at the base of the steps leading to the basement. Sub-contracted masons had to rework the bottom step to move the drain, which meant pouring some new concrete. The masonry work was functional but not particularly pretty.
We also wanted to replace the windows to the back basement wall, which is exposed to the back garden, and insulate the wall. Because there was very little space between the outer brick and the drywall (making it difficult to insulate), we decided to reframe the wall in order to be able to use
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
insulation. As it turned out, this was a good decision because the window casings had to be completely demolished and rebuilt too. We also had them replace the rear basement door leading to the garden.
The other major part of the project was renovating the front entryway to the house. The old entryway was a plain wood structure with a
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
glass transom and a glass stormdoor. We wanted the entryway rebuilt with a decorative facade, a new stormdoor, and installation of a pair of antique, lead stained glass windows that we picked up at a New England Demolition and Salvage in New
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
. We weren't sure how they were going to install the stained glass, since the windows were very old and the lead was pretty soft and brittle. They (Rogerio and
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
) did an excellent job on installing the windows and creating the new entryway facade (no small feat because the building itself is a little crooked).
There was quite a bit of other work to the entryway. The last genius who owned this place painted over the brick in the entryway and we wanted that removed. A lot of other contractors that we've talked to wouldn't touch this project, but
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
's guys brought in a high pressure water hose and got almost all of it off. The last big thing in the entryway was the front door itself. It is the original 8 foot tall, quarter sawn oak door (you can see the tiger stripes) with a glass look-through. A lot of damage had been done to the door from repeated changes of locksets, and the entire door needed refinishing because the shellac was peeling.
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
's guys completely refinished (sanding, staining, polyurethane) the entire door and repaired the old lockset holes so that they are invisible. They installed a really nice new lockset that we picked up and the door looks beautiful now - lots of compliments from neighbors.
The whole project took considerably longer than we anticipated. They started the work in October 2012 and didn't finish until February 2013. Part of this was due to unforeseen problems on their end (events which were understandably out of their control), and, of course, winter weather. They were always responsive, but often unable to come to the house on the days originally promised, which required flexibility on our part. In any case, the length of time was the biggest shortcoming. However,
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and
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were consistently responsive whether I called, emailed, or texted. Everyone was very polite and friendly and clean. Overall the work was well done. I wasn't terribly impressed by the sub-contracted masons, but anything done with woodwork was excellent. When I noticed small imperfections,
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
and his guys made no bones about fixing it to our satisfaction and repeatedly asked how we felt about the work.
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
also was thorough about fixing problems. After finishing the back basement wall, we had a big rainstorm (sideways rain) and I came down to the basement to find a puddle of water in the room leading from the new wall.
Boston Insulation Contractors Provider Name Locked
surmised that it was likely due to improper caulking on a first story window above the basement, allowing water to run down the inside of the wall. Nevertheless, he reopened the newly finished wall to inspect the insulation and the wall. In addition, he caulked that first story window (not in the contract), and also went out and bought and installed a downspout extension to ensure water wasn't soaking the outer wall. He left the wall in the basement open until I was satisfied that water wouldn't come through. Sure enough, we got hit by another big rainstorm shortly after and no water came in.
I will rehire them for future work.
- Marcos L.
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It was a pleasure having
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as our contractors during our first renovation project. We felt like they were partners in the process, and we quickly came to develop an open, trusting relationship with
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and his team. Below is some specific feedback in various areas:
Strengths
• Quoting the job:
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brought his subcontractors through the unit multiple times in quoting the job. He was prompt in delivering his quote and extremely responsive with any questions we had. He was open and honest up front about any parts of the job that might lead to extra costs and how much they might be
• Managing early delays: We had an unanticipated delay in starting the work due to the condo association requiring engineering approval.
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quickly put us in touch with a great structural engineer who as able to inspect the site and stamp our drawings at minimal extra cost. The delay was our fault, but
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was very accommodating and understanding about the delay, even though it put him behind schedule.
• Working team: The entire
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team is skilled, experienced and very hard working. They showed up early every day and worked as late as they could. They were always responsive to our requests, and never complained about having to change things or redo any work. For example, the new closets they built were deeper than we expected, so they reframed them to a depth that we were more comfortable with.
• Subcontractors:
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(Electrician) and
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(plumber) were both great.
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discovered significant issues with the electrical and essentially redid the entire electrical system at a minimal incremental cost. When we realized that some of the lighting in the bathroom was not what we expected, he was responsive and made the changes required. He was also creative in his ability to deliver power to our entertainment area without having to open up the walls after they were completed.
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had significant plumbing work including 2.5 bathrooms, a kitchen and a new bar area. His work was excellent and he was always a pleasure to work with.
• Responsiveness: We never had any issues reaching
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with any questions or concerns. We did a lot of work in picking out tiles, flooring, fixtures etc. on weekends and
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always made himself available to answer questions. One Saturday when we were picking out flooring,
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spent a half hour on the phone with me making sure we were buying the right flooring and the pricing was reasonable.
• Work quality:
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’s capabilities were quite impressive. We wanted to install a half bath in our lower level which sits on a concrete slab. The team essentially jackhammered a 20 foot trench to
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all the necessary plumbing.
• Extras: All jobs have unforeseen expenses. We found
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to be fair and reasonable in pricing all extra work. For little things, he didn’t even bother charging us or even notifying us. For the larger extras (e.g. unforeseen electrical work, carpentry on existing damage to floor joists) he clearly communicated what the issue was and why it was extra, and always was reasonable in what he charged to fix the problem.
• Creativity and problem solving: We thought
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did a great job of navigating roadblocks and proposing creative solutions.
Potential areas for improvement:
• As “first-timers” to the renovation process, we would have appreciated more notice for when they needed our input on various items.
• Understanding this needs to be balanced with completing the job on time, there were instances when we felt the team could have been more deliberate with some of the finishing work. That said, overall the place looks great and as homeowners we tend to notice more of the imperfections that others would
Overall,
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was instrumental in making our renovation a success. If you are considering hiring
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for a large job, please ask
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to put you in touch with us. We would be happy to provide a reference, including some tips on how to best work with the
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team.
- Saleel K.
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All Insulation Contractors in Boston, MA

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Able Restoration Inc

170 Oak Hill Way
Brockton, MA

ABOVE ALL ROOFING

1303 Eddie Dowling Hwy
North Smithfield, RI

Above The Norm

46 Kings Pond Plain Rd
Plymouth, MA

ABRN DEVELOPMENT CORP

Marlborough, MA

Accelerate Energy

125 Blackstone River Rd
Worcester, MA

Ace Insulation

12 Wenham Shores
Carver, Ma

ACH Construction Inc

136 Parker St.
Maynard, MA

AD CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 180048
Boston, MA

Advanced Energy Ltd

14 Washington St
Dedham, MA

Advanced Remodeling and Renovation

488 Boston Post Rd
Marlborough, MA

AENGUS MORRIS PLASTERING LLC

10 MADISON AVE
Quincy, MA

AFA

24 DOVER CIR
Franklin, MA

Affinity Construction, Inc.

25 Osgood St.
Salem, MA

Affordable Mold and Duct Cleaning

1248 Washington St
Holliston, MA

Air-Tight Weatherization LLC

9 Story Ave
Beverly, MA

AJF Construction Co

700 Groton St
Dunstable, MA

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