Scituate: Preparing Your Home for Winter: Exterior Home Maintenance.

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) Summer quickly turned to fall here in New England, and as I sit on my porch on this gorgeous fall afternoon making my own to-do list. I am very aware of how fast fall will turn to winter and that there may not be enough time to get everything done on my list. One of the big tasks I want to tackle is Preparing Your Home for … [Read more...]

5 Tips to keep your kids safe during a home renovation

By: Allison Q Guido (Almar Building & Remodeling Co. Hanover Ma) A home improvement project can be fun and exciting for parents but also dangerous for your little ones if you aren’t careful. Just like when your baby started moving and you “baby proofed” when you start a renovation you also need to “kid proof” the work area to keep them safe. When there is something new and exciting … [Read more...]

Hanson: How to Take Care of my Septic System

We moved into our new home two years ago and our septic tank has a filter on it. Last year we had an issue had had a backup into the basement. So we now know that we need to clean the filter each year. Well we haven’t done it yet and this morning I went to the basement to find water….Again. So I was really interested in How to Take Care of my Septic System. So before heading to work we were out … [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...]

Are Your Windows Dressed For Public Viewing?

  By: Inspiring Windows, Hanover Ma The choices are many in window treatments. Whether you cover or dress your windows will make all the difference to the direction your search takes you.  When you choose to dress your windows you need to look for a professional who focuses on window coverings be they blinds, shades, screens, shutters, curtains, draperies, valances and the list … [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...]

Scituate, Ma: Why should you hire a Licensed Contractor???

By: Terrance F. Quinn, CS,CAPS, CGR, VSI   The simple reason is Protection!!!! Protection from all the problems that come with an unlicensed person.  For instance: Non-professional workmen are not licensed because they lack the qualifications to obtain a license and don’t do the work full time. Unlicensed contractors typically do poor quality work or do not finish the project, they … [Read more...]