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...]

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...]

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...]

How long will my renovation take?

Azek Front Porch In remodeling, timing can vary greatly on a project-by-project basis. Everything is custom and special because no two remodeling projects are alike. No two homes are alike, no two yards are alike, no two homeowners are alike, and supply availability is changing constantly. Your contract will list a general window we think the project will be completed in. For those of you … [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...]

What should I expect during an initial VIRTUAL project visit?

Master Suite Remodel In remodeling, prices can vary greatly on a project-by-project basis. No two homes are alike, no two yards are alike, no two homeowners are alike so the first step in getting your project started is to meet with our team, so we help you determine specific needs and designs. Typically, we like to do this first visit in person but getting started virtually can be a great … [Read more...]

How Can I Keep a Composite Deck Looking Good?

Our clients love composite decking like Azek by Timbertech because it is low maintenance, easy to clean and last a long time. Be care not to mistake “low-maintenance” with no-maintenance” everything needs some level of TLC. Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your composite deck in good shape. Even composite decks need a good cleaning every now and then. You can wash down your … [Read more...]

What 5 Questions Should I Ask A Contractor?

Bathroom Remodel, Milton Ma We talk to a lot of homeowners who tell us “I wish I’d known what to ask”. So as we start of the new year, and people are thinking about what projects to tackle at home I thought now was a great time to revisit some important initial questions to ask before you consider doing business with them. Here they are: 1. Are you licensed? How many other people on your … [Read more...]