Hanover: Home Maintenance Tips for January

As any homeowner knows our house need constant love and attention. There are some basic maintenance items that we should be tackling each month. Even though January maybe coming to a close but there is still time to get started on some basic home maintenance items to keep things running smoothly this winter. Here are a few suggestions: Change Furnace Filters Change your air filter to extend … [Read more...]

Labor Shortage Challenges Contractors

2015 was a busy year in the Construction industry, according to an October 2015 Wall Street Journal Article: “U.S. residential conconstruction spending in August climbed above $36 billion, the highest monthly total since October 2007, according to government data. Yet there were 676,500 fewer workers in residential construction nationwide to handle the work this time around.” Here on the South … [Read more...]

Braintree: Jake’s Journey

Almar is excited to have been asked to join Jake's Journey. Jake is an amazing young man that was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in March 2007.  Jake’s Journey was established to help raise money to offset expenses associated with Jake's condition now, and in the next few years. Our Team will be working with Jake’s family to help give him an accessible bathroom, and other much … [Read more...]

Team Building 2015

It isn’t very often a small business can look at their team and honestly say that they have a remarkable group of people working for them, right now is one of these times. I want to say that we have always had great people working with us but for many years, Terry, Craig, Mark and I have been working to build an exceptional team. Not just our carpenters but with our subcontractors and suppliers as … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Creating an Amazing Finished Basement Space in 2015

An unfinished basement is much like a diamond in the rough – unexplored splendor awaiting your discovery. When looking for space to put an exercise room, entertainment center playroom or office you should consider go undergrounding! If your home has an unfinished basement, remodeling might be a great way to transform this commonly under-used space. When Almar starts working with a client who is … [Read more...]

Norwell: 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays.

By: Allison & Craig Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Hanover Ma)   Right after Thanksgiving we always start to feel that stress from our clients. The realization that the holidays are fast approaching and the desire to be done with the project as quick as humanly possible. And as much as they want us done, we also want to be done so we can make them happy and start a … [Read more...]

Pembroke: How to tell if you need a new roof

By: Allison Guido, CS Like most products roofing has a shelf life. If properly installed and ventilated, most asphalt roof shingles should out last the warranted life span listed. But there are several things that can limit a roofs life and there are ways of telling if it’s time to consider having some work done to your roof. The age of the shingles. You will find many shingles will … [Read more...]

Great Home Apps

There are so many great apps available now to help you with everything. So I thought it would be great to share a few that can help make your home more stylish and efficient. Home Design 3D Free: While not nearly as comprehensive as our Chief Architect. This Home Design 3D Free (iOS only) can help you layout your room. Just Input a room’s dimensions and floor plan, select furniture icons to … [Read more...]

Hanover: Almar Celebrates 55 Years!

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What is insulated siding?

By: Allison Q Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling, Hanover Mass) Installing new siding on your house is a big investment. It can really As you consider your vinyl siding options to should think about not just the basic options like what style siding you want but also should you invest in Insulated Vinyl Siding panels or not. All vinyl siding opting will provide a low maintenance … [Read more...]