Madison Insulation Contractors

in Madison, WI

Insulation Reviews in Madison

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I was contacted shortly after purchasing the "Big Deal" for this company, we agreed on a date and time. He showed up right on time, discussed what I was looking for, setup his equipment and went right to work. He pointed out areas of concern while using his camera and fan. He then took down the fan and did a visual look in the attic and reported his findings. He then went up on the roof and reported on the condition of the roof and suggested some items to be performed. He did give me a verbal estimate for his company to come in and do all of the repairs that were needed. There was no pressure from him to accept the offer.
- Joseph K.
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It started out well. On August 1, 2012, I sent out several requests for estimates, making it clear that we were working with Green
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called me, saying that he could give me an estimate site unseen using our home energy report. It sounded reasonable, since the home energy report gives some pretty specific details about the house and what needs to be done. So I sent off our report and received a bid the next day. Well, except for the foundation insulation, because it turns out they need to see the house to bid that one. Did we want a bid for that? Yes we did. But when I emailed back,
was on vacation for a week and nobody was checking his email. Another week after that we had a bid for foundation insulation too.
At this point,
was the lowest of our bids so we spent some time clarifying with them and with our energy auditor exactly what results we could expect from which projects. On September 20th, I emailed my acceptance of three of the original four projects on the first bid - we decided to skip the attic insulation - plus the foundation insulation (a total of four projects). Another week delay, and I received an email back from
(who? where's
?) accepting my acceptance. By October 1st we were on the schedule for October 11th & 12th, but a few days later our project was delayed to the 18th & 19th. Whew! The work actually happened on the 18th & 19th. Well, except for that exterior foundation insulation. So we waited a few days to see if they would just come back and do it. Instead, we got our invoice....for the four projects on our original bid - INCLUDING the attic insulation that we had specifically declined to do. Having not been home while they were working, we weren't sure what they'd actually done so we climbed up in our attic to take a look. Yes, they had indeed blown insulation into our attic and were now charging us for it. In their defense,
immediately removed the charge completely when we pointed out the error.
However, getting the missing foundation insulation done was a whole 'nother can of worms. We were scheduled for November 8th, but
cancelled because of the weather. (Not that they won't work in bad weather, but that the coating they put over the insulation needs certain conditions to cure.) I was disappointed at this point that our remaining project hadn't been given a higher priority. After all, if they hadn't made the mistake it would have been done already, and everybody was aware that we had a deadline, so I thought they would have rearranged their schedules to fit it in. But when I asked, they said they were busy and would fit us in when they could. Clearly our project was not a high priority to them.
Then they cancelled until spring. Thankfully Green
's deadline had been extended to August 31st because spring came and went with no word from
. Finally after my second email in June I heard back from
(Oh,
's back. No word on
....) who scheduled the project for
17th, 2013. That got done, and we made our deadline for Green
, but in the process missed one of the deadlines for Focus on Energy, which resulted in a lower reimbursement. And finally, I had originally given
an A for quality of work, but unfortunately the coating over the foundation insulation started crumbling several months ago (maybe six months after it was applied) so now I can't even say they do consistently great work.
So, to summarize:
Generally friendly and helpful people, but inconsistent. Long periods of no communication. Mostly good quality work but again, inconsistent. So-so handling of a pretty big mistake, with monetary consequences for us. Over a year from start to finish. Yes, our project was complicated by our participation in Green
and Focus on Energy, but they knew about that going into it. I got the feeling that our experience with
depended heavily on the day and the mood of the person I was talking to. Overall, I probably wouldn't use
again.


- Rebecca S.

Madison Insulation Articles

Insulation reviews in Madison

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We were happy for the most part with
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. They sealed off leaks, added blown in fiberglass insulation directly on the attic floor (boards removed by someone else) and provided a foam
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sheet at the top of the attic stairs. It already seems to have made a major difference with summer heat. The team that came out was professional and efficient and got the job done in just a couple of hours.
That said, I did have a problem with the sales rep, as someone else mentioned. After the job was finished, he called and left a message stating that there was a "serious problem" with our recently installed central A/C system. I tried to reach him but he never returned by call. Both the city inspector and our electrician, who was replacing the old knob and tube, had both checked out the attic, including the new A/C system, and said everything looked great. You would think if there was a "serious problem" he would have called me back. I just assumed he was trying to sell me something else.
- Laura M.
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I was very satisfied with the energy audit and working with
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was a very easy experience. He conducted a blower door test and and explained what he was doing and why. He checked for gas leaks on my gas appliances told. He found that my water heater was back drafting and as a result was potentially lethal. We went through the house with a thermal imaging camera looking for hot spots. He explained what he was seeing and and what was probably the cause. He conducted a test of my bathroom exhaust fan and found that it was moving less than half the air it was rated to move when new. We discussed various questions I had and provided various tips on making the home more comfortable year round.
- Glenn A.
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The entire job went smoothly.
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was prompt and very professional. He always explained what was going to happen on any given day. A courtesy call was given each day to let us know when he was headed to the jobsite. At the end of day, the site was cleaned up and tools put away so as not to interfere with our lives. I would highly recommend
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for any insulation and or mold remediation work or if someone just had questions on what to do. We were in panic mode after finding out about the mold but
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calmed us down, again, with his knowledge on the subject and just explained what we needed to do. Very pleased with the outcome and would not hesitate to contact
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again.

- BILL L.
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Found
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through Angie's List discount coupon for attic insulation. It took a while to get to my job, since he had other coupon customers.
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suggested an energy audit first, which included a large city rebate. Good idea, since pointed out where insulation was needed, especially the garage wall next to the house. He kept to his estimate. He and his crew were on time, very competent, cleaned up after work each day, explained what they were doing, and answered all my questions.
Since I was planning to replace old, sagging basement tile ceiling, they tore it down and disposed of it, while getting at the sills and other parts that needed insulation. To do this, they had to remove numerous shelved items in basement to do this. Nothing was broken or harmed. They were very careful on every part of the job. When I had a question near the end,
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came out himself to explain, although I believe he explained before and with all the information, I must have forgot.
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does other home jobs. He also installed a gas line to the kitchen
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. I will likely use his services for drywalling the basement ceiling.
- Myrna W.
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Rich was very professional and quick to respond to the needs of our aging house. He obviously loves what he does and enjoys meeting the needs of his customers. I highly recommend
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- Abby B.
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The service provided when the team came out to insulate our home was excellent. They were very professional and did a nice job. Working with the sales rep. was awful. After promising (in writing) that it would be done on a certain date, we were later told that it could no longer happen. When I stated that it was unacceptable, he said he would get back to me. After two weeks of not hearing anything, I emailed. No response. Two days later, I phoned. No response. I finally talked to the manager of
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who said that he could make it happen by the date promised. Only after getting off the phone with the manager, did I receive a phone call back from our sales rep. (about 5 minutes later) After the project was completed, I thought everything was finished. It wasn't!
Almost four months later (
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. 29th), we received a phone call from that sales rep. stating that because we had gone through the Energy Audit and had a Focus on Energy credit applied to our bill, that we had safety concerns with our water heater and would need to get it replaced or pay
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what Focus on Energy would have paid. While our energy auditor did not seem to think it a safety concern, he did. So, four months later, he got around to looking at the paperwork and told us that we needed to get our water heater fixed/replaced within a month or pay $1300 to them (the cost that Focus On Energy would have paid). After talking to Focus on Energy and asking if this should have been addressed in August when our insulation was completed, he all but confirmed that it should have been.
Everything with
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was great except the person we have to deal with on a regular basis.
- Derek P.
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It went well. The air sealing and insulation were in response to a home energy audit, and involved getting at some difficult areas. After the job, for the first time in 20 years in this house, we could smell kitchen cooking a level lower. Until then I guess there was just too much air infiltration. Then this winter we noticed that instead of maintaining an upstairs bedroom at 62 degrees, the furnace did not come on at all after the automatic setback thermostat went from 68 to 62 degrees. It never dropped below 65.
- Thomas R.
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Rich did a wonderful job, start to finish. He was very prompt and informative with his bid, and was easy to work with as we made decisions about what work to complete as we weighed costs and benefits. We wanted to make improvements because we'd had water damage from ice damming in a home with a refinished, but poorly insulated, attic. Our goal was to make certain we didn't face that kind of damage again. Rich is clearly very good at what he does, and a wonderful, hard working human being on top of that. It would be difficult to think of anything that could be improved. We completed this work in conjunction with an energy audit and reward program through our local utility company. The program's report estimated that we had reduced our energy use by 20%, and we got a very good reimbursement to help cover the cost of the work. The only problem is that the improvement was so good that we were targeted for an audit by the local and state-level energy programs to confirm the results!
Now that almost a year has passed, and we're in the middle of the record-breaking "polar-vortex"
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2014 weather, we can reliably report on how the insulation has impacted our attic space. On the roof, we have only two corners that have had minor ice buildup. One of these is above the front door, where we knew the wall had a strange air gap that had proven difficult to fill (other companies who bid on the insulation job also said this would be a difficult spot). Prior to insulating, we used a space heater in the upstairs bedroom throughout the winter, as well as an electric blanket. We haven't needed the space
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at all since insulating. The room (which has NO air duct, so is not directly heated) temperature now remains in the range (without a space heater) that we used to need the space heater to accomplish -- even in the frigid temperatures we're having this January.
Having Rich do this work was the best decision we made in 2013!
- Gail C.
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All Insulation Contractors in Madison, WI

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A H Remodeling LLC

306 Eugenia Ave
Madison, WI

A-Team Construction Unlimited Inc

1930 S Stoughton Rd
Madison, WI

ACCREDITED HOME PERFORMANCE TESTING

2935 S Fish Hatchery Rd #283
Madison, WI

Accurate Insulation Solutions

N9063 North Rd
Ixonia, WI

ACE FOAM INSULATION LLC

1825 GREENE RD
Stoughton, WI

Ace Roofing LLC

2084 Erb Rd
Verona, WI

Adam's Handyman & Remodeling Service

2305 Calypso Rd
Madison, WI

Advanced Custom Exteriors LLC

405 Tvedt Dr
Mount Horeb, WI

All Comfort Services Inc

5245 Voges Rd
Madison, WI

All Seasons Weatherization

5617 Irongate Dr
Madison, WI

Althafer Construction LLC

203 Lathrop St
Madison, WI

American Home Consultants LLC

1001 Arboretum Dr Ste 2C
Waunakee, WI

APEL INSULATION

W6587 County Rd P
Pardeeville, WI

ARM MECHANICAL INSULATION

N9339 FOX RIVER RD
Portage, WI

Bat Pros of Wisconsin

Waterford, WI

BENEFICIAL INSULATION LLC

PO Box 566
Janesville, WI

Bison Insulation, Inc.

124 N Columbus St
Randolph, WI

Borg Custom Renovations

901 Frederick street
Sun Prairie, Wi

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