Hanson: What I Learned from the Blizzard of 2015

As I sit here one week after the Blizzard for 2015, watching more snow fall and looking at the forecast for the next few days. I’m praying that the flickering lights don’t go out completely, I’m now regretting a few things. Do you remember the tale of the Cobbler’s Children? The cobbler would work all day making and fixing shoes for other people. So by the end of the day he was too tired to … [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...]

Hanover: “What’s Your Score?”

What’s your score? Well that is just what energystar.gov is asking with the EPA’s new Home Energy Yard Stick. This online quiz “provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes.”[1] According to the website just by answering a few simple questions like: your zip code, the size of your home, how many occupants, what type of fuel you use, and recent billing … [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...]

Scituate: Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring has sprung. While you’re banishing the cobwebs during your annual spring cleaning, take some time to give your home a thorough inspection. A few simple maintenance maneuvers will ensure that your home will remain in good shape and that all systems will keep humming efficiently. Clean your gutters. After a long winter, dirt and debris will gather in the gutters. Clean them out … [Read more...]

Quincy, Ma: Dome Installation with LED Lighting

Please enjoy this short video showcasing one of our specialty carpentry projects. This 2012 Silver CotY Award Winner from the EM Chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Insudtry) features a custom dome built in a Master Bedroom with LED Lighting. If you’d like a copy of our FREE Report – The 6 Secrets to the Perfect Custom Remodel of Your Home – email Allison at … [Read more...]

Weymouth: Vinyl or Wood replacement windows, which is right for me?

By: Craig H. Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma)   When selecting windows for your home most have to choose between wood and vinyl replacement windows.  I’m sure you’ve asked yourself vinyl or wood replacement windows, which is right for me? Why choose wood? Why choose vinyl? Which one is better?   These are all questions that we are asked when we go into our … [Read more...]

Scituate, Ma: Winterize Your Home on Any Budget

By: Allison Q Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling Co) Old man winter is just around the corner, and securing your home against those cold blasts should be at the top of the “honey do” list. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure that your family stays comfortable and warm without busting your budget. We’ve rounded up tips to winterize your biggest investment at three price … [Read more...]