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 this holiday. We've included some great deck safety tips to practice on the days leading … [Read more...]

Azek Full Circle PVC Recycling and Almar Building & Remodeling

By: Nicole Patri and Allison Guido Today we’re celebrating Earth Day here at Almar Building & Remodeling! We've been working with Azek’s Recycling Program and want to share with you all how we make use of the program to create more environmentally friendly renovations. So many homeowners love Azek Composite decking. Our team builds and renovates many decks a year using this popular … [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...]

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 decking, railings, and lighting additions you might want. This will give … [Read more...]

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 greater sense of security, lighting your deck brings your space to life. There are many … [Read more...]

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 to help you prepare for your upcoming project deck project.   Personal Items. If you … [Read more...]

Choosing between Cortex Plug and Clip System for your deck project

Plug System You are ready to build a new deck or recover your existing deck with Composite deck. That is so exciting because composite material has come along way since the first generations. But now you have some more choices and options, like railings, lights, trim, custom benches/shelves/storage, etc. You can also choose how the decking is installed. Two popular choices are: Cortex Hidden … [Read more...]

Why cable rails might be right for your deck.

Cable Railings 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. Although the price point on cable rails is higher (because of both labor and … [Read more...]

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

Drink Rail 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 to set your drink on.   Part of the Classic Composite … [Read more...]

Comparison Guide: Pressure Treated Wood Vs Composite Deck.

Decking and Railing Remodel It’s time to get outside enjoy some backyard and relaxing on your deck with your family.  Whether you have an older deck that is due to be replaced or updated or are looking to build a brand-new deck you are probably starting to think about what kind of deck you should get. A deck is a significant investment and you want to make sure you do what is the best fit for … [Read more...]