Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

Top 3 Outdoor Living Design Trends

As summer is slowly coming to an end and school is right around the corner (let’s face it, August is the Sunday of summer, right?) you’re probably thinking about all the time you’ve spent in your backyard. For us, it always gets us thinking on how we can improve our outdoor living space for the…

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Deck Safety Tips for the 4th of July

By: Nicole Patri 4th of July is a holiday filled with family, friends, and barbeque as we celebrate our country’s Independence and finish the day with fireworks. On Independence Day, a lot of us spend time outdoors on our decks with our loved ones. Protecting your home and your family is of top priority on…

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Jammin on the Deck

By: Craig Guido With outdoor spaces becoming so popular and outdoor living becoming more comfortable, finding a way to play your favorite music while out on your deck is a major plus. Once we build your new Timbertech by Azek deck, you might want to take some time to chill out on the deck and listen…

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Deck Remodels: Planning for Summer

By: Nicole Patri If you’re dreaming of a deck remodel or addition in Summer 2022, we recommend starting to reach out to general contractors, yesterday! Seriously, start the process now and you’ll thank yourself later. There are some great decking products out now, Azek being one of them. Look online and see what kind of…

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Building Permits, Zoning, Setbacks, and Variances

By: Nicole Patri Building Permits are required when you are constructing, reconstructing, altering, repairing, removing, or demolishing a building or structure; or to change the use or occupancy of a building or structure.” We thought we would revisit our blog, “What Do I Need a Building Permit For?” to discuss this process further. Building Permits…

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Deck Lighting Options

By: Nicole Patri With summer just around the corner, our deck projects have been in full swing. Who doesn’t want to spend the warm summer days on their decks? A great way to transform your deck into a functional area for both night and day is to install lighting. From creating ambiance to having a…

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Should I go with composite or vinyl deck railings?

When planning for your deck project many homeowners decide to select low maintenance materials, like composite deck over pressure treated. When choosing railings many homeowners have a harder time deciding which type of low maintenance materials is best for them. Two of the most common options we deal with are composite and vinyl railings.  What…

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Preparing for Your Deck Project

Having your contractor at your house working on making improvements is an exciting event, but often people soon cannot wait to have the project done and the crews gone. Spending some time to get things in order before the project starts will help you make things run smoother on your end. Here are some tips…

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Why cable rails might be right for your deck.

Spending time in your outdoor living space you may want to be able to see as much of the nature that surrounds you as possible. While most homeowners choose to select the standard balusters if you are looking for a safe option with more of a view one option to consider would be Cable Railings.…

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Who wouldn’t want a flat railing to put their drink on?

Almar is proud to have been the first contractor in Eastern Massachusetts to have installed Azek/TimberTech new drink rail system.   The new drink rail takes the best of the TimberTech railing line and allows you to install a 6” Azek decking board to the top for a flat deck rail that will allow for you…

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6 Reasons You Should Choose Azek for Your New Deck

Whether you’re considering a brand-new deck or remodeling your old beloved one, it’s important to know what your options for materials are. While many decks are built with pressure treated wood, there’s substantial benefits to using composite polymer decking. Azek can deliver the real-wood look without all the headache that traditional pressure treated wood can…

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Norwell: What goes into building a deck

Believe it or not there are many different parts and components that go into to building a safe and secure deck. Most homeowners understand the basics of what decks are made of: footings, framing, deck boards and railings. But there are so many more little details that can really make or literally break your deck.…

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Milton Ma: Check Your Deck

Protect your family and friends By: Allison Q Guido, CS May is Deck Safety Month® A NADRA DECK SAFETY PROGRAM a Consumer Checklist Decks and porches can be a great place to spend time with friends and family, but in some cases it can be the place where the fun day comes to a  screeching halt. According to…

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Protecting Your Family from EEE

With the recent discovery of EEE found in a mosquito pool in Whitman Ma, we thought it might be a good time to res hare this article, originally published on 8.14.12 *** For those of us living on the South Shore of Massachusetts this year, we know it  has been a tough summer for outdoor activities.…

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Scituate Ma, Deck Safey: Preventing Deck Failure

By: Allison Q Guido, CS As a professional remodeler I find that decks are probably the project we get the most calls about but are the hardest to sell.Why is that? We find that homeowners often think that decks and porches are an easy project that any handyman or  part-time carpenter can do and aren’t sometimes aren’t willing to…

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