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There are a number of different insulation types, but certain ones are better for specific areas in the house than others.
We were looking to re-insulate our older home and decided to get a few bids. As I have used Yp in the past I did a search and came up with a few highly recommended companies. Residential Concepts Company was one of them and the thing that really sold me on them was the salesperson (Jake McDonald) who came out to show us what they had. He did a great job of explaining the different types of insulation and gave a great demonstration of how there insulation worked. As their price was comparable to the other bids I got, I decided to go with them because I felt quite comfortable with my experience and I trusted Jake's recommendation. Also, they never pestered me about going with them as a few other companies did. Well... on to the instillation day. Dave and Mike (the installers) were there right on time. Well, in fact... about 5 minutes early, but they waited until 8 to ring the doorbell. They got right to work and at first glance you could tell these guys were pros. Mike did a wonderful job on keeping the work site clean. and Dave proceeded to start the job. They worked great as a team too, as there were moments they needed each other to complete a task. Once Dave finished he helped Mike finish up the remaining work in a timely manner. All and all we had a great time. It took about 5 hours from start to finish. Everything was neat and clean when they left and I was 100% satisfied with the job that Mike and Dave preformed. Oh BTW... the insulation we ended up getting was the shiny foil insulation it was the only one that came with an energy savings guarantee. I have noticed what a great difference it has made in out two south facing bedroom... and the entire house. It is now 5 to 7 degrees cooler in them room and that is a HUGE difference when it comes to comfort and energy savings. I am completely happy with the experience I had with Residential Concepts Company and would recommend them highly.
I found Residential Concepts on Yp.com and thought I'd ask them for a free estimate. For the past 2 weeks, I noticed some squirrels on my roof every morning and saw them enter a hole in the roof. Yikes! I was freaking out & called anybody who could come out to take a look asap. Jim came out the next day.I needed an early morning appt & he was very accommodating. Jim was very considerate as he had shoe covers when he came into the house to check the attic. Seriously, it drives me crazy when people don't have shoe covers! He also crawled through a small hole in our wall to check our attic for about 15 mins. I could hear him in the walls & it's funny to think I've been living in my home for so long yet there's parts of my house that I've never been to, yet this stranger is all up in the attic. Anyhow, Jim emerges from the attic with photos he took on his cell phone & shows me there was minimal rodent feces & that the insulation was all intact. He even pointed out a hole in the wall that rodents might be climbing up from the crawlspace or pipes. Jim took his time and gave me lots of advice on how I can prevent rodents issues and rodent proof my home. What is most amazing is that he spent all this time inspecting and giving me advice on how I can do this on a weekend myself! He didn't try to push his services. That shows how awesome & how honest this business truly is. I did buy there insulation system and its working great. Normally my upstairs was burning up in the summer, not no more thanks again Jim and my friends at Residential Concepts Working in sales myself, I'm use to seeing people quickly turn away when they realize there's no sale. Residential Concepts was not the case. So to Jim, thanks for being so awesome! I'd recommend you to all my neighbors, friends & family!!
I can't tell you how highly I recommend this company! I emailed RCI to ask for a free estimate and within a few hours, Ron had called me to set up an appointment. Brain arrived on time for the consultation and really took some time to help me understand what he was going to do and why he recommended what he did. Because I have my hvac in my attic, I was looking for ways to make my house even more energy efficient. That's when Brian talked to me about installing a radiant barrier in my attic. After I asked him what seemed like a million questions (and he answered them all with knowledge and confidence), I opted to go with the radiant barrier AND the full insulation. The day of insulation, he showed up with another person and they went to it! A few hours later and everything was done. I appreciate how they laid down cloth so that they wouldn't track in a lot of debris in my house and how they removed pictures from the walls when their plastic sheeting might have knocked them down otherwise. When i took a look the next day to inspect the insulation, i was very impressed with the job that they did - and that my attic was actually cooler than the inside of my house! The heat is certainly oppressive in Lexington this year and I know that the radiant barrier and insulation is helping to keep my house cooler than it would've been otherwise. One other note, I really appreciate that Brian knew the Energy tax credit. He had links to both on his website. The forms that I had to fill out were done correctly, his work order spelled out exactly what was needed - and all of that helped me get both rebates quite a bit quicker than if I were dealing with a company that just cared about getting paid. I cannot recommend this company highly enough!
About a month ago we had all new gutter guards installed by Rhino Guard, and we are very happy with the result and would definitely use this company again. It seems strange using the term "this company" though, since we pretty much just dealt directly with Brian, who is the owner. He was the one who came out and did the measurements and wrote the quote, and he was the one we called if we had any questions. He even came out on the installation day to see how things were going. Over the last few years, we've dealt with a bunch of contractors, and Brian definitely stands out as one of the best. In our opinion he's an honest and honorable guy who does good work. A couple other specifics I'd like to mention. We felt that we benefited from Brian's experience. As with any job, there's always a couple questions of whether you should do it this way or that way. We felt that Brian understood our concerns, and gave us good advice. In terms of schedule, we were quite happy that even during there busy season, Brian was able to fit us in pretty quickly (within a couple weeks). In terms of workmanship, we really like the way our gutters look, and the they did a great job on our square downspouts (which each need to be custom made). And lastly in terms of price, we really think Brian was very good. He wasn't the cheapest quote (but he wasn't that far off either), but we feel that there's a difference between price and value, and we think Brian gave us the best value we could find when you factor in the workmanship and peace of mind that the job was done right.
I can not stress enough what a great customer experience this was from start to finish. My wife and i needed to get insulation in the attic (long overdue); i called RCI last Saturday morning based on great reviews and the fact that they seem to be the only insulation dedicated company in the area and we wanted experts. Josh talked me intelligently through all the types of insulation, specifically Radiant barrier vs Traditional Insulation and we agreed that Radiant barrier was the best choice for us and set an appointment for later in the week. the appt shifted a little (due to our schedule) and they were accommodating every step of the way and quoted a very fair and competitive price. Roy and Steve came out Thursday by 1pm, they knew exactly what they were doing, barely made a sound or mess (my little daughter was taking a nap) and they moved quickly and had it done in under 3 hours (1700 sq feet) They were professional and cared, they looked at some air ducts and vents as well to give their advice on how to best get the air distribution balanced in the house. A follow up call with Josh on Friday am, and we are really in a more comfortable environment already and confident that our summer ahead will be manageable and cooler too. The 25% energy savings guarantee and lifetime warranty is awesome..... These guys were super nice and super professional from start to finish so i can't say enough good things. -Cassie
Last winter was BRUTAL on our 60+ year old house!!!!! I purchased the house about a year and a half ago, and man do these inspectors miss a lot in their reports just to push the sale of the house on behalf of the Realtor. Case in point, nothing was mentioned about the existing insulation in our attic (or lack there of), which Residential Concepts pointed out as being Rockwool. This insulation was used many years ago before the pink panther decided to change careers, really something I wish the inspector would have informed us of, especially since we have a newborn. Our problem on the outside of the house was lack of insulation that caused heat to escape quickly from our attic. This allowed snow to rapidly melt from the second story roof onto the first floor roof, causing damning and giant icicles to form onto the gutters. YEA they fixed that too... I knew after last winter that we had to address the attic situation with more insulation. Residential Concepts did a fantastic job However, his recommendation was to encapsulate my attic, a good cleaning of my soffits to ensure proper ventilation, and seal up the attic door. A couple days later now and our home already feels a lot cooler than before. We have already found ourselves turning up the a/c. Thank you Residential Concepts Insulation!!! We look forward to saving some money when the cold winter strikes again we will be ready!
We just had the Rhino Guard water management system installed on our 2-story home. The product is fantastic compared with other gutter protection systems on the market. The installation people fixed/repaired our existing gutters and then installed the Rhino Guard over the top of it. It's securely fastened and won't let anything (other than water) into the gutter. The mesh is so fine, not even sand can get through the tiny openings. This is great because whirly birds cannot fall into the gutters and grow mini trees. Other gutter guards have openings that are bigger and don't prevent this from happening. Compared to competitor brand gutter "caps", the Rhino Guard system can withstand heavy rainstorms. A typical gutter cap that curves around can only handle "light" rain. If you have the gutter caps, heavy rain will just fall over the sides of the gutter. Plus, your gutters still get some leaves and debris. Residential Concepts inc. installed the Rhino Guard water management system was friendly, professional, and always cleaned up after themselves. Our particular installer has been doing this for years, so he knew what he was doing. As a added bonus, the product came with a transferable warranty. So if we ever sell our home, the new owners can call Residential Concepts inc. if there are any problems. 5 Stars in my book!!
My utility bills seemed pretty high so I decided to look for companies to that could help. I searched and found the Residential Concepts website and saw an offer for a free energy evaluation. I was skeptical because some companies charge for an evaluation and others don't, and I was wondering how good a free evaluation would be. I did my research and decided to give them a call. The inspection was pretty detailed and didn't take too much time. The energy consultant was friendly and explained the features of my house and how things work together to keep the house comfortable. It turns out my house only has four inches of insulation, hot attic air was pouring in through poorly installed light fixtures, and my weather stripping was worn out. Worse, some of the air ducts were ripped and the air conditioning was going straight into the attic! I didn't believe the severity until I went in the attic to see for myself. Talk about wasting money! The cool part is that Residential Concepts had solution. but seeing is believing. It's been about 6 months since then and I can honestly say that my house is cooler, the ac turns on less often, and the best part is that my current electric bill dropped by over 30% I couldn't believe it! I recommend the Residential Concepts because they did a good job and now I'm saving money!
I had free home energy evaluation from this company. I've always wanted to do this because our utility bills are very high, and I knew something was not right with my house. I had a few guesses, but wanted to make sure. They were very responsive to my emails to schedule my appointment. Chris showed up on time and spent about an hour to do the evaluation Chris was very professional and knowledgeable. I had many questions, and he answered all of my questions very thoroughly. When we looked in the attic, I was very surprised to see how under insulated we were. Chris explained that one of the main reasons i had high utility bills was due to that very reason. i had bought new windows and doors just 2 years ago and had a new furnace too. Chris explained how important insulation is and how i have neglected that part of my home. i guess you really never think about your attic is what i told him, i have not been up there in several years. he began to tell me about the insulation system that he could offer me unlike regular insulation the company offers a guaranteed 25% energy saving. i decided to do it and I'm happy i did. Last winter i had $400 & $500 utility bills. I had the insulation installed April 2014. I'm happy to report my utility bills were much lower this winter thanks Chris and Residential Concepts
I was going to do this myself but really didn't want to climb up into my 1950"s attic with its rock wool insulation and muck around in there to get the job done. I had priced this out last summer and came in around $600-$800 using the blower and cellulose from the Big Box Home Store. Then I ran across a $300 coupon for these folks. Brian was prompt in calling back and getting over to climb into the attic to find out what it would cost me. No more than ten minutes later he was down and done and out the door. I had a quote that night. Wow! Really fast. After the coupon the bid came in a couple hundred over what had figured, and that's with more insulation, sealing, boxing, and work than I would have done. Of course I jumped right on that! They set up fast, got the job done right quick, cleaned up, and had me check it out before they left. They fixed a couple things for me to make it all nice, and off they went. It was amazingly smooth and efficient and, really important, a really good deal. I love these guys! I'm telling everyone I know who needs insulation or gutter guards to call them. Honest, quick, on time, kept in touch, nice local guys, and a great deal. You have to love that!