What is insulated siding?

By: Allison Q Guido, CS (Almar Building & Remodeling, Hanover Mass) Installing new siding on your house is a big investment. It can really As you consider your vinyl siding options to should think about not just the basic options like what style siding you want but also should you invest in Insulated Vinyl Siding panels or not. All vinyl siding opting will provide a low maintenance … [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...]

Hanover: Energy Tax credits available in 2013

Many people do not realize that there are still Energy Tax credits available in 2013. So we wanted to share some of the products that you could have installed in your home THIS year to reduce your energy usage and qualify for a Tax Credit. According to The Energystar.gov website items included in the 2012-2013 Federal Tax Credit are broken down into three separate rebate categories. The main … [Read more...]

Pembroke: House Wrap: What it is and how you use it.

By: Terry Quinn, CS, CAPS, CGR, VSI (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma)   Vinyl Siding is not Water proof! So you need an underlayment to protect your house when moisture gets under the siding.   That’s why we use house wrap. House wrap is a synthetic material used in building today to replace standard tar paper underlayment hat was used in years past.   It … [Read more...]