Barrier Sciences Group

Home Inspection
Woodstock ON N4V 1C3
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Mark in Woodstock
Mark in Woodstock
0 reviews Woodstock, ON
10/10

Take the guesswork out of home energy efficiency

We had an energy audit done on our 1910 house to take the guesswork out of updating the insulation and related improvements. Now, our house is better sealed and insulated. It is more comfortable, draft free and the heat is even throughout. Plus, the gas bills are reasonable. Hey, and we may even get a rebate to help defray the costs of properly insulating every place we could reasonably get to such as the attic and crawl space.

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Thank you for your great review! We are very pleased we were able to help you in increasing the comfort of your home!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Caledon, ON
1/10

Energy Audit - lack of integrity - steer clear!

The auditor was very nice, but there were errors in the report. He made assumptions and observations about the home and subsequent renovations that were incorrect and refused to make changes even when the errors were pointed out and substantiated. Substantial energy efficient upgrades were made to the house and submitted to Enbridge as part of their grant program. Because of the errors in the audit, we were short-changed several hundred dollars in grant money.

The issue was escalated to a supervisor who agreed that an error was made and it would be corrected and he would personally take care of the discrepancy with Enbridge. There was no follow up. No indication that the corrections were made and no subsequent reimbursement from Enbridge.

Energy audits are generally a fairly straightforward process but rely on the experience, professionalism and integrity of both the auditor and the company they represent. Most consumers have no insight into the software, modelling and building science and as such will gladly take whatever is presented to them. As a building scientist myself, I knew what I was looking at and was able to catch the errors.

There are many other energy auditors out there. I would suggest consumers choose wisely and stay away from Barrier Sciences Group. Buyer beware!!

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HomeStars in Toronto
HomeStars in Toronto
0 reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Everything went smoothly - Energy Audit Complete

Introduced myself to Barrier Sciences Group after learning of available energy rebates that would apply based on our desire to replace a 20 year old furnace. Tyler arrived for the initial assessment and was both thorough and easy (and willing) to talk through what he was testing for and what could be done to both maximize our energy savings as well as our potential rebate. Was presently surprised at the level of professionalism. Absolutely no issues and the rebate cheque was received as expected last week!

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Company Response

Thank you for your review! We are pleased Tyler exceeded your expectations and was able to assist you in obtaining rebates as well as making your home more energy efficient.

Vanessa in Markham
Vanessa in Markham
0 reviews Markham, ON
10/10

Energy Audit

I needed an unplanned furnace and hot water tank replacement and was told about the enbridge rebate program requiring a pre and post renovation energy audit. I contacted Susan from BSG and she worked around my tight schedule to plan both visits. She was on time, friendly and knowledgable. Susan went above and beyond to make sure I knew what to do to qualify for the rebate. I appreciated the extra time she spent with me and would not hesitate to recommend Susan to anyone needing energy audit services.

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Company Response

Thank you for your great review! We couldn't agree more about Susan and her professionalism!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Owen Sound, ON
10/10

House renovation

Work was done in a very short period of time.It was explain well and I understood what had to be done and when. I recently was told that my file was excepted and am please with the process. I would recommend this program to anyone interested.

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Company Response

Thank you for your review! We are glad everything went smoothly and quickly.

Denis in Pointe aux Roches
Denis in Pointe aux Roches
1 review Saint Joachim, ON
9/10

NEW FURNACE INSTALLATION

I needed a new furnace and was referred to your company by the seller.
The next day your employee arrived on time and quickly did his job then explained the rebate and how to improve my homes for lover energy cost.
His follow up visit was again on time and informative.
Your service with little effort on my part save me over $700.
Than you!

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Company Response

Thank you for your review! I'm pleased we were able to help you save money on the new furnace!

Ron  in Tillsonburg
Ron in Tillsonburg
0 reviews Tillsonburg, ON
10/10

House Renovation

Very pleased with Tyler's service from Barrier Sciences Group. He did a thorough inspection explaining my options for upgrading the different areas of the home renovation which would qualify for the rebate. The areas included upgrades in attic insulation, wall insulation, furnace, water heater, windows, doors and air sealing. I couldn't afford all upgrades so Tyler worked with me on what renos would benefit the most with my budget. The only negative l had was the time frame for doing the
actual work which is not the fault of Tyler. 120 days is minimal time when I'm doing the majority of the
renovation. A time frame of 6-12 months would be acceptable for a home owner. There is a wait of approximately 90 days after final inspection of the completed work before rebate cheque is received in the mail....l have 45 days to go. It's nice to receive some return from the expenses from renovation upgrades. I would contact Tyler again if l qualified for another rebate in a future renovation.

Ron

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Company Response

Thank you for your review! We are pleased you had a positive experience with your energy upgrades and BSG! Tyler is a very knowledgeable advisor and we are glad you thought so too!

Don in Windsor
Don in Windsor
2 reviews Windsor, ON
8/10

New Carrier Furnace and Water Heater

We recently purchased a new Carrier furnace and a new hot water tank.
With this we had Barrier Sciences Group assess our home and provide a efficiency diagnosis on our home.
The two visitations made by your group were very informative and we considered it to be time well spent and very informative in regard to additional ways of making our home more efficient.

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Company Response

Thank you for your review! We are glad we were able to provide you with some solid information and assist in making your home more energy efficient.

Meghan in Woodstock
Meghan in Woodstock
1 review Woodstock, ON
10/10

Attic insulation

They were friendly, clean and quick.
Very easy to work with. I had my attic insulated and they kept me informed on what they were doing.
Cleaned up mess perfect when they were done.

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Company Response

Thank you for your review Meghan. We are pleased you had a positive experience with GNI and BSG.

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More about Barrier Sciences Group

Barrier Sciences Group is a building envelope consulting firm that specializes in deep energy retrofit for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. The professionals at BSG have over three decades of experience and expertise working with building envelopes.

Services: Energy Audits, Home Inspections, Pre-Drywall Blower Door Tests, Thermal Imaging, Building Envelope Consultation, Energy Management, Building Recommissioning.

CATEGORIES
Home Inspection, Green Products & Services, and Renovation Advisors
SERVICES
Energy Audits, Home Inspections, Pre-Drywall Blower Door Tests, Thermal Imaging, Building Envelope Consultation, Energy Management, Building Recommissioning.
WEBSITE
http://www.barriersciences.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2005
RETURN POLICY
100% Customer Satisfaction
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque, Visa, Mastercard
LICENSES
Service Organization Registered under Natural Resources Canada
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
PROJECT RATE
Call to inquire
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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