Why You Should Consider a Storm Door

There are many reasons you might want a storm door on your house and there are many options available. A storm door will protect you existing exterior door.  Maybe you have an older door that you want to protect or help from being drafty.  Although many storm doors do not have much insulation value, they can help an existing door that is drafty.  The additional barrier between … [Read more...]

Choosing Your Interior Doors

Winslow Interior Molded Door by Masonite There are many types and levels of interior doors you can choose from when remodeling your home.  I know that some people think, it is just an interior door, but selecting the right door for you can be an important decision. The first decision you should make is the design of the door.   Most of the manufacturers of interior doors have several … [Read more...]

Project Spotlight: Family Room Remodel – East Bridgewater

Almar was very excited to get a call from a past client to come and do more work on their home.  We had previously remodeled their bathroom and they asked us back to remodel an unfinished family room and an existing screen porch. The unfinished room has been built by the previous owner right off the kitchen and eating area but had never been finished. Since moving into the house, they had … [Read more...]

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...]