Hanover: Combating “Buy Now” Pressures

I was recently tagged in a Facebook post to see if I could give some advice to a woman to posted the following: “Have any of you used XXXXX exteriors for windows/doors? I went to the xxx fair and they had a booth (we just bought a new house and need to replace the front bay window) got a call after signing up for the free replacement windows and was asked to come out to do a free quote... well … [Read more...]

Free Upgrades from Harvey Building Products

Our friends at Harvey Building Products are offering some great LIMITED TIME promotions that you can obtain thru your independent licensed contractor like Almar: (http://harveybp.readysetpromo.com/)   PREMIUM VIEWS SCREEN (Full or Half) VIEWS Screen is an excellent visibility screen (eVis) that offers a premium viewing experience. It is designed for 25% more optical clarity for a … [Read more...]

Hingham: Why the details matter!!!

Did you know that 1 out 5 contractors are out of business in 5 years? Do you know why that is? Many carpenters are great at building things but not at budgeting and creating scopes of work. So, I’m always surprised when we find someone has decided to trust their house and tens of thousands of dollars to someone who does bother or can’t lay out the details. It’s always nice when someone comes … [Read more...]

Hanson: Allison named as one of the Nation’s top 40 Under 40 Remodelers for 2017.

On behalf of the Almar team, I am pleased to announce that our General Manager Allison Q Guido is being honored by Professional Remodeler Magazine as one of the Nation’s top 40 Under 40 Remodelers for 2017. Allison joined our team full time in May of 2002, after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She handles all of the office communications, as well as some of our sales. She was … [Read more...]

Pembroke: All about Vinyl Replacement Windows.

Vinyl replacement windows are a good choice when replacing the older windows in your home because they are virtually maintenance free, and never need painting. We are hearing a lot about Energy Efficiency but what exactly make product energy efficient? Here are some of the things to look at when considering how efficient your new windows will be. Multiple Panes of glass: Two panes of glass with … [Read more...]

Hingham: Upgrades for your Skylight

By: Gabriel Fiorini Velux offers several optional upgrades for its skylights including blinds and Neat glass. In a previous post I mentioned blinds, which fit into the frame of the skylight and allow the owner more control over the amount of light that passes through. Velux blinds are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, in both light-diffusing and light-blocking … [Read more...]

Sharon: Through-roof natural lighting products with focus on Velux offerings

Through-roof natural lighting products with focus on Velux offerings by: Gabriel Fiorini Velux Group offers three categories of products: skylights, roof windows, and sun tunnels. There are options and accessories available with most options. There are other manufactures who sell similar products but Almar most often installs Velux. The main function of through-roof natural lighting … [Read more...]

Sharon: Window Maintenance Tips

Summertime is the perfect time to wash the winter grime off your windows and let in the fresh air. But did you know that windows actually require a little more maintenance than just a simple soap and wipe? Boost the longevity of your windows with these annual maintenance checks: Vinyl and Metal Windows 1. Examine the edges. Take a close look at your window and frames. Rubber seals hold … [Read more...]

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

by: Allison Q Guido, CS I always tell clients before we get started on their renovation that it will be an emotional roller coaster an very quickly many clients realize I am right. And there is no harder time to have your Renovation underway than during the holidays. There are times when you are very excited and then times when you are just ready for it to be done and over with. Emotions … [Read more...]

It’s coming!!! You better remodel soon!

As the economy continues to strengthen the fear of inflation to weighs heavy on the building industry.  Many economist were predicting that it would have started by now, but we are still holding steady with standard 3%-6% change in costs, but as house values start to get stronger and interest rates rise what effect will that have on the costs of goods and labor.  Are we just buying time until we … [Read more...]