Labor Shortage Challenges Contractors

2015 was a busy year in the Construction industry, according to an October 2015 Wall Street Journal Article: “U.S. residential conconstruction spending in August climbed above $36 billion, the highest monthly total since October 2007, according to government data. Yet there were 676,500 fewer workers in residential construction nationwide to handle the work this time around.” Here on the South … [Read more...]

Hanover: The Almar Advantage

Our company differs from ordinary remodeling companies in these important ways:   Dedication: We’ve dedicated our business to helping you and other consumers understand remodeling design and construction. That’s why I publish my free reports, and host free seminars. Carpenters: Over 40 years’ experience. Highly skilled, conscientious technicians – with years of experience. Budget … [Read more...]

Vinyl Siding Myths.

How much do you really know about vinyl siding? Many homeowners are sure they know the ins and outs of vinyl siding, only to be surprised by the facts. Let’s take a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions and get to the truth! Myth #1: Vinyl siding fades in the sun. The truth revealed: If you have vinyl siding installed, you’ll discover that the color lasts for decades. This is … [Read more...]

Scituate: What qualities do professional remodelers provide to a home renovation?

Once again May was named national Home improvement month. The National Association of Home Builders says “Whether it’s tips for why, when and how to choose a professional remodeler or promoting your remodelers council’s directory of remodelers, May is the time to celebrate the remodeling industry.” And our team here at Almar Building & Remodeling have been talking to many homeowners who are … [Read more...]

Scituate: 5 Tips for Managing your Renovation during the Holidays.

by: Allison Q Guido, CS I always tell clients before we get started on their renovation that it will be an emotional roller coaster an very quickly many clients realize I am right. And there is no harder time to have your Renovation underway than during the holidays. There are times when you are very excited and then times when you are just ready for it to be done and over with. Emotions … [Read more...]

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...]

Hingham: Granite versus Quartz, which one is best for me?

By: Craig H. Guido, CS Selecting a counter top for you kitchen can be one of the toughest parts of a kitchen remodel. There are tons of options for tops out there and they all have different pros and cons. Most of the remodels that we do in kitchens our clients are selecting solid surface counters like Granite or Quartz. Hav you ever asked yourself "Granite versus Quartz, which one is best for … [Read more...]

It’s coming!!! You better remodel soon!

As the economy continues to strengthen the fear of inflation to weighs heavy on the building industry.  Many economist were predicting that it would have started by now, but we are still holding steady with standard 3%-6% change in costs, but as house values start to get stronger and interest rates rise what effect will that have on the costs of goods and labor.  Are we just buying time until we … [Read more...]