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...]

Celebrating Women In Construction

By: Nicole Patri We're celebrating Women In Construction all month long as part of Women's History Month. According to the National Association of Women in Construction, women make up about 10% of the industry’s workforce. Almar Building & Remodeling Inc is uniquely situated in this statistic because Almar is owned by Allison Guido. Allison is the General Manager & Owner and is … [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...]

Team Member Spotlight: Annabell Rojas

By: Nicole Patri Annabell is our Bookkeeper and Office Coordinator, she is one of the people who answers your call whenever you contact the office! She is an integral part of our office, and we are grateful for all that she does. March 6th-12th is Women in Construction week so we thought we'd highlight one of our own. Annabell is a dedicated mother of three and wife. She says her kids … [Read more...]

Why Is There Mold on my Windowsill and What To Do About It?

By: Nicole Patri Recently, a homeowner called and asked if we could replace her windowsills without replacing her newly installed windows because there was mold growing on her sills on the outside of her windows. This outdoor mold could be caused by excess water and weathering over time. But, what if you're experiencing this on the inside of your house- is it possible to replace the sill … [Read more...]

What Almar is Looking Forward to in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Almar is looking to have another great year and we're so excited to share some amazing improvements with you all. In 2021 and so far in 2022, we've seen supply chain delays and price increases. These increases and delays do not look like they're improving. The good news is, we've put in place better systems to inform you about these delays and increases. We're aware of what … [Read more...]

What Should I Expect Once I Sign my Remodeling Contract?

By: Allison Guido There are a lot of highs and lows in remodeling. Sometimes, uncertainty can lead to some of the lows. We often talk about the remodeling emotional roller coaster which can help you predict how you may feel during certain parts of the remodeling process. Homeowners want to know what happens once they sign their contracts and what to expect. I'll dive into this more in this … [Read more...]

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 to some tunes. You don’t need to always make sure that your portable speaker is plugged … [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...]

Planning Your Remodel in the New Year

By: Nicole Patri Set a Budget ( & Contingency) Your first step to planning a remodel is to come up with a rough estimate of how much you can spend on your remodel. To understand industry trends and to see if your budget is realistic, we recommend getting estimates from a few different contractors. Check out this blog where we explain how to pick a general contractor. When … [Read more...]