Why Is Water Dripping from My Bathroom Fan?

It’s getting to the time of the year when you may be wondering why water is dripping from your bathroom exhaust fan. Many people notice the issue when the bathroom exhaust fan starts dripping on their heads as they step out after a shower. Typically, this is caused by condensation inside the duct lines. If, when it rains, you see water dripping from your bathroom exhaust vent, then yes you … [Read more...]

How To Winterize Your Generator

By: Nicole Patri  We might not be ready to admit it, but Winter is just around the corner. With snowstorms on the horizon, it’s important to protect your home and start winterizing it. One of the most important things to add to your list of best practices for winter is to protect your generator. This will help keep you safe, warm, and with the lights on during the winter if there is a … [Read more...]

Puopolo Electric and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri Our Trade Partner relationships are a huge part of our remodeling process. We are grateful for their work and for their partnership. We work with the best of the best on the South Shore to make sure that your remodels are finished with the highest quality work possible. Whether that be heating, painting, plumbing, or in this case, electric... we team up with tradesmen that … [Read more...]

How should I care for Granite Countertops?

Kitchen Remodel, Milton Ma Known for its gorgeous patterns and durability, Granite remains a popular choice for countertops. From its color options and styles to fit almost any design to being cost effective, it’s almost a win-win. However, it’s still an investment and they DO require regular maintenance to keep its good looks. Your typical everyday cleaning of your granite should include … [Read more...]

Selection Allowances: What They Are & Why We Use Them

By: Nicole Patri What is a 'selection'? This refers to the choices we need you to make like cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, tiles, etc. These are all outlined in your signed contract. It is important that these choices are made as early in the project as possible to avoid any delays. For example, if your tile of choice is 4 weeks out, we need to order it as soon as possible. Selections are … [Read more...]

Windows: Comparing Vinyl and Fiberglass Options

By: Nicole Patri When making window selections you may be wondering if you should choose vinyl or fiberglass windows. Vinyl and fiberglass are two of the most popular materials used in windows today replacing wood. Wood isn't used as often because the material doesn't last as long and requires more maintenance. Both vinyl and fiberglass offer different advantages and are up to you to … [Read more...]

Hanover Home Show 2022

By: Nicole Patri This past weekend we set up our booth at the Hanover Home Show. We were happy to meet so many of you and can't wait to start talking to you about your future projects. Answering your questions and connecting with you is why we love participating in the Home Show. Setting up our booth is usually a big undertaking for our team- but we enjoy working together to make it happen. … [Read more...]

Best of the Blog 2021

By: Nicole Patri All About Allison Allison officially joined the Almar team in 2002, but she’s been a part of Almar for much longer. Growing up, her dad, Former Almar President, Terrance Quinn, would take her and her sister around neighborhoods on the South Shore. They would go door to door delivering flyers and really spreading the word. You could find Allison in the field working and … [Read more...]

Who Does What During my Remodeling Project?

By: Nicole Patri So, you've decided to choose Almar Building & Remodeling for your home renovation... what now? There are many moving pieces that come together to see your project through from design to completion. Our admin team will receive your contract and send out more resources on what to expect next, including tutorials on how to use BuilderTrend! BuilderTrend is a great resource … [Read more...]

Almar Q & A #1: Warm Light Switch

By: Nicole Patri Why is my light switch warm? Recently, we had a homeowner ask us why the dimmer for their chandelier was warn. Being concerned about this is something that is completely understandable. Light switches that seem warm can be alarming- however, it's sometimes completely normal! One of our great trade partners from Puopolo Electric answered this question in detail for … [Read more...]