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 bring. Here at Almar Building and … [Read more...]

Hanover: How to Choose a Deck Contractor.

Recovering an existing deck or building a new deck can either be a smooth process or be wrought with problems. If you know the right questions to ask your choice can be simple and make for a pleasant experience. A well designed and built deck can be a great addition to your home and really increase the functional space you have. One of the biggest challenges that we see when talking to … [Read more...]

Scituate: What is a 203K Loan?

We've been talking to a few clients about utilizing the 203K loan option to finance their upcoming remodeling projects. And people seem to have a lot of questions about how the process works. So I thought today was a good time to go over some commonly asked questions that Almar gets from the contractors end.[1] Over the years a lot of clients have used refinancing as an option to help pay for … [Read more...]

5 Tips to keep your kids safe during a home renovation

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) A home improvement project can be fun and exciting for parents but also dangerous for your little ones if you aren’t careful. Just like when your baby started moving and you “baby proofed” when you start a renovation you also need to “kid proof” the work area to keep them safe. When there is something new and exciting … [Read more...]

5 Renovations to Consider this Fall.

  As we get closer to the end of summer, back to school and the fall weather, many people’s attention starts to turn to their fall home improvement projects. Now is the time to start planning because whether you are thinking about windows & doors to prep for the upcoming cold weather, a basement so the kids have a place to play when its snowing, or kitchen and bath renovations in time for … [Read more...]

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. From the oppressive heat to the  heightened threat to EEE it has been hard to get outside and … [Read more...]

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 hire a professional.   This often concerns us because decks … [Read more...]