Windows: Comparing Vinyl and Fiberglass Options

By: Nicole Patri When making window selections you may be wondering if you should choose vinyl or fiberglass windows. Vinyl and fiberglass are two of the most popular materials used in windows today replacing wood. Wood isn't used as often because the material doesn't last as long and requires more maintenance. Both vinyl and fiberglass offer different advantages and are up to you to … [Read more...]

Why Is There Mold on my Windowsill and What To Do About It?

By: Nicole Patri Recently, a homeowner called and asked if we could replace her windowsills without replacing her newly installed windows because there was mold growing on her sills on the outside of her windows. This outdoor mold could be caused by excess water and weathering over time. But, what if you're experiencing this on the inside of your house- is it possible to replace the sill … [Read more...]

Window Safety Tips

By: Nicole Patri Windows are one of the top safety hazards we have in our homes. Unfortunately, based on reports by SafeKids Worldwide, window falls are more common than we might think. On the other hand, windows can be a part of your life escape plan and provide a safe way to escape an emergency. Our kids are our pride and joy, keeping them safe is of the utmost importance. We hope you … [Read more...]

Comparing Mathews Brothers Vinyl Windows: Spencer Walcott & Sanford Hills

Sanford Hills In the last few years, we have seen several windows manufacturers trying to gain ground in the New England Area, but one company has stood out and seems to be making a meaningful impact in the vinyl window market with great products and service.   Mathews Brothers (America’s Oldest Window Manufacture, founded in 1854) can now be seen in more homes here on the Shore South with … [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...]

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...]

Top 10 Steps to Prepare for a Remodel

The planning and researching phases of a project are the most critical steps in the remodeling process. The more knowledgeable and prepared you can be, the better. The team at Almar is always happy to help with questions and guide you throughout the process. Here are some things you should do while preparing for your remodel: Kitchen Remodel, Whitman Ma Research your project. Taking time … [Read more...]

Why your Arc Fault Breakers Keep Tripping

The electrical code in Mass changed now requires that when remodeling or changing electrical outlets in a home we now need to install what are called “Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter” circuit breakers in the electrical panel or circuits we are touching. How can you tell if this is what you have? First, check the circuit breaker that’s tripping. Does it have a “TEST” button and the letters AFCI … [Read more...]

Introducing Build Clean

Build Clean Dust Control Remodeling can be an invasive and uncomfortable process to go through, but the finished product is always worth the aggravation. We find that dust is a major pain for any remodeling project and no matter how much you plastic and “dust protect” the reality is that 100% of dust cannot be contained. In an effort to provide an even more comfortable experience Almar is now … [Read more...]

Hanover: Combating “Buy Now” Pressures

I was recently tagged in a Facebook post to see if I could give some advice to a woman to posted the following: “Have any of you used XXXXX exteriors for windows/doors? I went to the xxx fair and they had a booth (we just bought a new house and need to replace the front bay window) got a call after signing up for the free replacement windows and was asked to come out to do a free quote... well … [Read more...]