COVID UPDATES

January 2021 - From the NewsletterAt the end of 2020 we received more updates from vendors and manufactures about price increased and delays in material availability. We are working hard with our suppliers and vendors to reduce any delays that we can. But there is only so much any of them can do as COVID, costs, and other factors are coming into play.Certainteed has updated us that they are only … [Read more...]

When will my project get started? (COVID-19 Version)

When you decide to move forward with our team at Almar we usually can give you a good idea of a start date for your project, but with recent developments in the work with COVID-19, that has become more of a challenge for our Production Team. Our production department is working daily to organize and update the schedule daily to help keep our projects moving and making the necessary preparations … [Read more...]

Why does Azek come with a logoed film on it?

Azek wrapped Pressure Treated Posts PVC trim products have been replacing wood for the last few years. Because of the durability and longevity these products have become a popular option for many homeowners who want to invest in their homes but do not want to spend a lot of time and additional money on maintenance. Because it is easy milled, does not require painting (although you can paint … [Read more...]

How is COVID effecting the cost of my project?

By Craig Guido The recent months have led to a lot of volatility in the building and remodeling market.  Prices for materials like Lumber, Roofing, siding, and many other products we use in our client’s homes have spiked.   Due to a lot of factors in the past year we have seen some materials increase by 100% from the same time last year.  We have not seen this much of a … [Read more...]

Why You Should Consider a Storm Door

There are many reasons you might want a storm door on your house and there are many options available. A storm door will protect you existing exterior door.  Maybe you have an older door that you want to protect or help from being drafty.  Although many storm doors do not have much insulation value, they can help an existing door that is drafty.  The additional barrier between … [Read more...]

3 Tips to getting the remodeling process started

Built In cabinetry Have you been thinking about it, dreaming about it, and are you now ready to start planning a remodel on your home?  Is it time to start planning a kitchen, addition, bath, deck, or other project? 3 things to think about as you get started.   First you need to decide what type of contractor you want to work with on the project.   For most people, … [Read more...]

3 Kitchen Lighting Options to Consider

When embarking on a kitchen remodel there are many selections you can make. You have looked at cabinets you like, found the counter and backsplash you love. But have you taken the time to think about the lighting in your kitchen?  Sometimes selecting the right lighting is the most overlooked part of designing and layout out your new kitchen.  Here are 3 Kitchen Lighting Options to … [Read more...]

Q&A with C&A

Craig & Allison have had such a great time working with the Almar team. We would love for you to get to know them a little more. Allison Quinn Guido is a Licensed Construction Supervisor who has been with the Almar Team full time since 2002. Being a female owner of a remodeling company does have some challenges, but Allison enjoys working with the team and helping create a better remodeling … [Read more...]

Is a wet room a good idea?

Tiled Bathroom Becoming more popular a wet room a bathroom where the floors and walls can get wet. They are typically tiled and sealed with some form of waterproof membrane, to prevent water from seeping out and causing damage. When talking with homeowners about creating a wet room space we typically look to second bathrooms.  They can be great for small bathrooms, by removing the bath you … [Read more...]

Is PVC trim expensive?

Azek Exteriors It was common practice to build homes thru even the early 2000’s using pine wood trim on the exterior of the windows, doors and trim of the house.  There are even some builders who are still building new homes with pine exterior trim. But with the advances in technology better options have become available at reasonable price points.   While, a less expensive option … [Read more...]

Choosing Your Interior Doors

Winslow Interior Molded Door by Masonite There are many types and levels of interior doors you can choose from when remodeling your home.  I know that some people think, it is just an interior door, but selecting the right door for you can be an important decision. The first decision you should make is the design of the door.   Most of the manufacturers of interior doors have several … [Read more...]