Barrier Sciences Group

Home Inspection
Woodstock ON N4V 1C3
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Average customer rating:
9.2 10 (66 reviews)

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Saint George, ON
10/10

House reno

We did a complete renovation on our house down to the brick walls. All new windows, doors, furnace, and insulation. Barrier was very helpful in get me over $4,500 back in rebates. There were very easy to work with.

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Virgil
Virgil
1 review Ottawa, ON
6/10

Pretty smooth experience

Had one of their agents perform a pre- and post-energy audit. The only reason I wouldn't give 5 star is communication was a little challenging with the energy audit person and he was lacking some CoVid protection when coming to my home.

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Matthew Chau
Matthew Chau
0 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Attic Insulation

Residential Evaluation documentation is not received. Without the Residential Evaluation report, we do not know the improvement before and after the insulation done. Also, there are no updates on the progresses of the $1,400 government supplements

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Company Response

Thank you for your review. We apologize for you not receiving your reports. If you'd like to contact the office, or alternatively the advisor directly, we can get those to you asap. You rebates are should be received 90-120 days from the post assessment. We can also assist with looking into the specifics of your file if you'd like to contact us at the office.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Tavistock, ON
10/10

HOME RENOVATION

Work was done in a very professional and timely manner. The technician thoroughly explained the process 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 pleased you had such a positive experience.

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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Company Response

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 Surrey, BC
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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Private User
Private User
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.

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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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