Thorough and Conscientious

“I found the crew to be thorough and conscientious.  They asked appropriate questions in order to provide the best job they could.  I look forward to doing our next project with The Green Cocoon.”

–RD Plante III, Centerville, MA
Knowledgeable and Professional

“Knowledgeable and professional from start to finish, and they respected my home!  The Green Cocoon is the best! Thank you for such a great job!”

–Marybeth Pelletier, Byfield, MA
Pride In Their Work

“It’s nice to have people that care about the quality of their work and other people’s homes.  The men stayed late to make sure the job was done right. They took pride in their work and treated our home with respect.”

–Donna Morgan, Windham, NH
Detail Oriented

As a remodeling contractor I am extremely fussy and detail oriented. It was a pleasure to work with a company that has the same ideals. My antique home has never felt so comfortable and cozy- Thank you for a job well done.

–Chuck Southard, The Country Carpenter Remodeling Co. Topsfield, MA
An “A” Rating.

I have been working with the Green Cocoon for several months on this project.
And before I write the full review – I want to point out the only “B” grade is price, but that is not against the company, but the fact that the product simply is an expensive solution (but worth it).
I have a summer home in Maine built in the early 1900s. It was never designed for year round occupancy, but that said – over the years we have been adding insulation and tightening it up – and last winter was the first year the entire house was fully occupied (prior years we have shut down water in unused areas and left them unheated).
Knowing we were moving in, about a year and a half ago I started reviewing data on spray foam technology, it’s benefits, etc. and convinced myself it was worth pursuing.
After talking with several energy auditors, doing a lot of research on my own, and asking contractor friends for references – I contacted the Green Cocoon.
They initially scheduled a site visit and spent a good deal of time going through the entire house and talking with me about my overall goals and timeline. They made several suggestions but focused on insulating the attic first (as I had been told by other auditors). Due to the size and age of the home (~4000 sq. ft. with two large chimneys) there were really only two options:
– manually locate and seal every air leak into the attic from the second floor, and then add ~18 inches of loose cellulose.
– spray foam the roof.
Over the winter I continued discussions with them, and doing more research on the technology and expected outcome.
Finally this Spring we exchanged several proposals and settled on a final statement of work.
Last week over three days they came onsite and actually did the insulation. I must say, their crew is exceptional.
They again worked directly with me confirming all the details, and were very thorough about covering / protecting anything exposed in the attic that should not get “foam dust” (small plastic beads from the overspray) including the brick on both chimneys.
The weather was hotter than any other time this year and temperatures in the attic were well over 130 degrees (I measured this personally). Yet they were careful, thorough and very professional throughout the entire job.
I am (almost) eager for cold weather again to see the actual benefit. From everything I have read and everyone I have talked with it will be dramatic.
I would strongly recommend these folks to anyone who is considering an insulation project (large or small).
(had I known how the work would go, I would have had it done last fall – but I was being *very* cautious and thorough before committing to the job).

–Jim Hendrick, Kennebunkport, ME