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...]

Team Building 2015

It isn’t very often a small business can look at their team and honestly say that they have a remarkable group of people working for them, right now is one of these times. I want to say that we have always had great people working with us but for many years, Terry, Craig, Mark and I have been working to build an exceptional team. Not just our carpenters but with our subcontractors and suppliers as … [Read more...]

Norwell: What goes into building a deck

Believe it or not there are many different parts and components that go into to building a safe and secure deck. Most homeowners understand the basics of what decks are made of: footings, framing, deck boards and railings. But there are so many more little details that can really make or literally break your deck. It is estimated that there are approximately 40 million decks in the United … [Read more...]

Milton Ma: Check Your Deck

Protect your family and friends By: Allison Q Guido, CS May is Deck Safety Month® A NADRA DECK SAFETY PROGRAM a Consumer Checklist Decks and porches can be a great place to spend time with friends and family, but in some cases it can be the place where the fun day comes to a  screeching halt. According to the NADRA* website, “The number of deck failures and resulting injuries has been … [Read more...]

Hanover: Referral Rewards – Earn $100

55 Years ago Almar Building & Remodeling was established by Gerald Quinn. From the start our goal has been to provide quality craftsmanship and the best solutions for our clients needs. Almar's team is proud to handle all types of Home Improvement Projects including: Additions, Kitchens, Bathroom, Basement Renovations, Siding, Decks, Windows, to Doors. We are honored to be celebrating this … [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...]

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...]

Remodeling Tips for Earth Day

by: Allison Q Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling, Hanover Ma) Earth Day is a celebrated each year, and events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment. 2013 is the 43nd anniversary of that mission which was attributed to John McConnell staring in 1969. In honor of Earth Day Almar Building & Remodeling, Hanover Ma wanted to share … [Read more...]