Read comments from RetroFoam of Michigan customers
Below are a variety of reviews and comments from customers who have had their homes insulated by RetroFoam of Michigan.
Looked at Retrofoam as well as the concrete-foam product. Went with Retrofoam because the cost was only about 40% of the higher-end product. Sales representative was efficient and straightforward, with no high-pressure sales tactics or BS. They have an odd pricing structure with a lot of discounts that together added up to about 20% off their base cost in my case. On top of that, they managed the Consumer's Energy rebate and discounted that directly off the sales price, which is much easier than having to do the forms-and-wait-for-a-rebate-eventually thing. Work was scheduled for a Friday and the exterior crew showed up on time, gave good explanations and got immediately to work. The interior rim joist crew was a separate team that came part way through the day. Both teams worked quickly and professionally. During install, there were the minor issues typical of an old house. In one spot, an unnoticed crack between panelling and a door frame led to foam being sprayed out across a mud room. In another crawl space foam extruded in a clump through another crack and some older poorly-installed insulation. The team was good about cleanup in both cases, and I wasn't particularly upset. The whole point of adding insulation is to identify and fill that sort of crack, right? Explanations were clear throughout, and I was impressed with the cleanup. The basement rim joist crew left things spotless and well-sealed, the exterior crew did a great job of cleanup, with only a few bits of foam here and there on the ground that were unavoidable. I have old aluminum siding that they had to remove and reinstall, and that was done well, with just a couple of spots where fit & finish were affected in small ways. Again, about what one would expect from a good job with old siding. Given the reviews by a few others that they had areas which weren't adequately foamed, now that we've got snow on the ground I've gone around the house with an electronic thermometer gun to inspect for cold spots. I'm happy to report that I'm not able to find any. The house "feels" much warmer, and I'll try to post an update after this winter's utility bills are in.
Robert Geier 12/9/17
Good staff and highly recommended to everyone.
Loan Pridemore 12/8/17
Could not have asked for better people or job. Office people were great to deal with. Crew was on time and work done was fantastic. Quality people Quality product, could not be more pleased. Thanks to all.
Don Wilkinson 12/8/17
I cannot believe the difference! I am highly pleased with the results, the company and the crew who came out! The crew leader (Michael) was very professional, polite and informative. As you can see on my kitchen floor, almost a 20 degree difference! Worth every dime!
Rietta McIntosh 12/7/17
My wife and I had our house insulated by Retrofoam two weeks ago. We have noticed a big difference in several areas of our home. We also noticed that the furnace is not running as often. Will have to wait until the real cold weather gets here but I believe we made the right decision!
Jim Sobel 11/30/17
I had RetroFoam do my 1940 built house. I had some insulation in places and some places none at all. They completed the work about 5 weeks ago before my new siding went on. The crew was professional and courteous. They started in the morning early and were finished by 2pm that day. I have to say that as the temps dropped into the teens last night the house feels so much better. The wife and I both have noticed that all drafts are gone, the house is quieter (don't hear as much outside noise). I spent $3700 on my 1 & 1/2 story house with 1400 sq/ft. Lot of $ to spend for me but right now I feel it was needed and worth it for my old house. (not many options for old houses)
John Criswell 11/10/17
I had RetroFoam come out to do the walls and crawl space. There were to separate groups. They were very friendly and professional.
It was very hard to do the crawl space because it is not very deep and hard to do anything. They did it with no complaints and they found that a couple of my heat vents had come undone. They fixed them too at no extra cost.
Love this company and personal. Would highly recommend them to anyone and feel great to help them to get the great service I got.
Mary Sedlacek 11/9/17
Had it done on our entire 1500 square foot home in 2009. It was an instant difference with heat retention in the house. I work in a field where we use thermal imaging so I had taken thermal pictures of the house before and after and all the cold spots were gone. Wonderful company to work with and the investment paid itself off in less than 5 years with the savings we experienced. I was sad to sell that house, the new owners however were happy that retrofoam's warranty transfers.
Zane Goucher 11/7/17
The help was very knowledgeable we would definitely recommend them.
David Witt 11/7/17
I would definitely recommend RetroFoam of Michigan to anyone. And I have!!
Therese Richmond 11/6/17
We had it done to our house and we fully recommend this process. Warmer walls, much longer time for furnace to come on and less street noise from outside in.
Harold Hovey Jr. 11/6/17
We had our house done several years ago and what a difference in our heating bill and how much quieter with the road noise. Retro Foam came out a year later with a thermo gun I believe and any spots that needed to be redone they did it No Charge. Very satisfied with RetroFoam it’s worth the investment!!
Mark Marengo 11/5/17
I got my house done back in 2013 I believe. I lived on a busy/noisy street in bay city and noticed a huge difference in sound almost instantly. I was very satisfied with the product.
Chad Mitchell 11/2/17
My consumer bill was 330 and went to 190 for a high and Winter. I could tell a difference right away after it was done. If you are standing next to a exterior wall while they are installing the foam you will feel the heat you were losing through the wall come right back at you.
Mike Pickett 10/30/17
Estimate on Monday, blowing it in on Friday. Great company to work with!
Terrence Helle 10/27/17
I am thrilled with the result after having Retrofoam insulate my basement rim joist, exterior walls and attic. They did a great job, both crews. They were efficient and didn't waste time. Since having the work done at the end of September, I have noticed a huge change in the temperature in the basement, especially. Before having the rim joist done, it was cold and required a sweatshirt or jacket to be comfortable. Now I can spend hours down there working on projects with just short sleeves and not be the least bit uncomfortable. My only regret is not having this done years ago. I appreciate too, that the company honored a 5 year old quote that I held onto from a previous estimate that was given to me. They were able to save me $600.00 in rebates from Consumers Powers, too, which they applied to my loan. I highly recommend to anyone considering having this done, to go for it. It is worth every penny. Thank you Retrofoam of Michigan for a job well done.
Linda Corkins 10/26/17
Just had my house done and so far I'm impressed with the products and the crews.
James Furtah 10/24/17
From the moment they contacted us, to the signing of the contract and then the installation...100% satisfied. We cannot wait for it to get cold and enjoy the "warmth of our home!" We would recommend them 100 times over!! Thank you very much!!
Laurie Baker 10/17/17
They did a great job on our house. We are saving 25% on our consumers bill every month. Thanks Retro Foam!
Richard Coats 10/7/17
Crew was very thorough, explained everything in great detail, from the start to finish. We have an older home and really looking forward to a warm home this winter!
Ashlee Berens 9/8/17
Retrofoam crew showed up at the time scheduled. Reviewed the job quote with Dennis and the areas to be insulated, once that was done the crew went to work. Arrived at 8:00 AM and were all done with final inspection/cleanup at 9:40 AM. I was surprised that they came inside and checked the electrical outlets for foam fill - where a little was lacking they backfilled with a small can/nozzle to seal up air gaps. Unless you knew where they did the foam insulation in the exterior brick walls, you would not know that they had even been here. Very happy with their work performed, this is our second job with them. Our building is a large church and we are doing all the exterior walls as our funds ($$) become available. We will have them back again in the future.
Very happy customer!
Lynn W. 9/5/17
Retrofoam came put to do our Michigan basement. All staff has been friendly and knowledgeable. There was a misunderstanding on day of insulation with my expectations, but they explained and did it to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend!
Lisa Conway 8/22/17
Impressed with the job they did and how quiet an old farm house can get.
Chris Parsons 7/25/17
We recently had our old insulation removed and RetroFoam installed in our attic. A week later we had foam injected into our existing bedroom, bathroom and closet walls. We are looking forward to a warmer winter in 2017! Our friend had her whole house done a year or two ago and loved it so much that we went straight to RetroFoam on her recommendation.
All the crews who worked at our house were hard-working, neat and polite. When they left they took everything with them. What a relief -- no mess at all!
Beginning with our salesman then the job coordinator, everyone was knowledgeable and efficient, answering any and all questions.
We feel assured our cold indoor winters are a thing of the past.
Cindy Cantrell 7/19/17
They arrived at my home right on time they went over the procedure of how this would be done. I am really pleased with there work I cannot say enough good thing about this company I would highly recommend retrofoam to anyone looking to insulate their home.
Rollen H Thorstenson 7/18/17
Had my whole house done including garage. What a difference it has made in the heating and cooling bills. House is a lot more comfortable. Good group of people to work with.
Dennis Szabo 7/16/17
They did a great job with our brick house, built before walls were insulated.
Andrea Marek 7/6/17
Had Retro Foam Installed about 10 years ago & it works great.
Larry Finney 7/2/17
I just had Retro foam do my whole house. They were very professional and extremely courteous. I would highly recommend them.
Chris Cook 6/30/17
It doesn't get any better! Communication was awesome, each crew was on time, did there job, cleaned up and answered all my questions. All were very friendly and didn't mind me watching off and on. Yes, I would HIGHLY recommend RetroFoam of Michigan.
Jack S. 5/31/17
Used them in my old house. Worked great. My neighbor used them also and cut his heat/cooling bill in half. Great people and great product.
Chad Hargrave 5/29/17
Had the rim joist and a 25ft overhang done yesterday. The two man crew did a great job. Very careful and cleaned up after themselves. Great experience.
Bill Deschaine 5/23/17
Great experience from the first email requesting a call regarding what I needed to get started right up until the finished project. I found very one extremely friendly...polite group of people to work with.
Frank Colavecchi 5/22/17
Great product, great workers and easy on the pocket in more ways than one.
Timothy Harold Clay 5/18/17
RetroFoam came to our house in Crystal about a month ago. They were on time, they were professionals, and they left no mess for me to clean. Yeah!
Barbara Leonard 5/13/17
Excellent experience! Knowledgeable, courteous workers. I would recommend this company to anyone.
Jeff Pattison 5/11/17
We have used this company and we are very pleased. We had them insulate our attic space and our monthly bill (budget plan) went from $88 a month to $29. We can't believe the difference. We hope to finish off the basement and RetroFoam will be the one to do the insulation. Thanks guys.
Terri Horn 5/9/17
Had the RetroFoam crew come out, Bill and Don Friday to foam my little cabin up and they did a great job, very professional and complete. Would definitely recommend the company to anyone that is looking to insulate their homes in the future!
Derek Smith 5/9/17
We have never regretted having RetroFoam installed in our home. A big 2 story with a full basement that was built in 1895 - a big old drafty barn. Through the years, we tried cellulose and the famous pink insulation but we still had a cold home. Once we considered RetroFoam and met with the folks there - it was a dream come true.
They came to install - a few of our walls blew in upstairs - NO PROBLEM - they had them fixed the next day, at no charge. We use natural gas to heat our home and to cook. Our normal winter bill was $395. + and we were still cold. But once we had the RetroFoam installed, we went on the Budget payment plan to keep our budget from blowing up in the winter not knowing what to expect. Our first budget bill was in the $125. range and has slowly declined throughout the years. Our current budget bill is $68.00 a month. We could never be happier! Thanks RetroFoam!
Rosie Smith 4/27/17
We had this done a few yrs ago. Best decision we ever made. It cut our heating bill in half.
Tonja Lynn Wallace 4/26/17
This company has by far exceeded my expectations!!!! Our basement had unfinished walls and in no time the guys sprayed the foam and moved on to our pole barn, our pole barn has in floor heat but now that we have spray foam insulation we can warm our barn with a match... . Many people have been over for get togethers and have asked what is on out walls ,...and love how warm our barn is to hang out in it....love this company and this product!!!!!
Corey Atkins Fennville 4/26/17
Made a big difference in my heating bills and kept road noise down.
Mike Mueller 4/25/17
I have saved a lot of heating costs with this company--Plus they do honor their lifetime guarantee. I know because I used it. Great company! A+++++
Scott Hamilton 3/19/17
Had my brick walls and rim joist spray foamed. There were two separate crews due to the two different types of foam. Both crews were very professional. I did some homework before hiring Retrofoam my biggest issue was customer service. So I kept feeling a draft in my daughters room so I called the guys showed up with a camera and fixed the issue no questions asked. I have seen my gas bill cut in half literally. Before I had it done my bill was 170-180 p/month after it went to 70-90 p/ month and I live close to a busy street so no more hearing the cars /ambulance drive by. My house is two story and approximately 1500 sq ft. Before the job was completed we kept the heat on 74-77 now we can comfortably keep it on 70. In my opinion the cost is more but the product out performs cellulose and fiberglass. To me the juice was worth the squeeze. Currently been in my house 7 yrs and we had it done 1 year after we moved in.
Ken Sigler 2/9/17
I had this done, on my old house, it worked great. For example we went from 5 tanks of propane to 1 tank for the hole year.
Steve Lemanski 2/9/17
Love my furnace not running all the time. Thanks RetroFoam.
Cam Rondo 2/9/17
They did my whole house this fall. Great improvement in warm and noise. Great people/company. They did a great job and cleaned up afterwards. Got a big cash back from consumers.
Darlene Jennings 2/7/17
Thanks for the help today. Wanted to thank Joe for being knowledgeable and for helping me with my customer. As an owner of a small home repair company, it's nice to have a good specialist to turn to when things require it. Will definitely be calling on you guys again.
Kevin Hopkins 1/24/17
Had the RetroFoam people to my home about 2 yrs ago. Best decision we made. Our heating has been greatly improved and expenses reduced almost by half. We recently lost our furnace and even with the bitter cold our home never went down under 60. Great investment and good bunch of people. Thanks for service.
John Greenough Saginaw 1/16/17
I highly recommend this company! They did what they quoted they would do in the time frame they said they would do it and for the price they quoted. No surprises!
They retro foamed our entire home and then came back and foamed our 2 crawl spaces. They were professional in every way, courteous, caring, understanding, knowledgeable about the product, and they even cleaned up after themselves. When they left you would not have known they were ever there.
The best part - they worked around MY schedule not theirs. I cannot say enough about how thankful I am to have an honest company do an honest job.
I just received my first heating bill since having the retro foam completed. My usual winter heating bill was $250 per month and my bill this month was $140! That's a savings of $110 my first month!! I can't wait to see the savings I will have in a year! Thank you again Retro Foam of Michigan!
Pamela Mathews 1/16/17