Hanover: Katie Thibodeau earns Certainteed Master Craftsman Certificate

The Almar team is pleased to congratulate our own Katie Thibodeau on earning her Certainteed Master Craftsman Certificate for: Vinyl Siding and Polymer Shakes. The Master Craftsman program offers advanced education and training for building professionals. Successful completion of this course demonstrates commitment to your profession and industry. Through CertainTeed's Product and Installation … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Scituate: Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Spring has sprung. While you’re banishing the cobwebs during your annual spring cleaning, take some time to give your home a thorough inspection. A few simple maintenance maneuvers will ensure that your home will remain in good shape and that all systems will keep humming efficiently. Clean your gutters. After a long winter, dirt and debris will gather in the gutters. Clean them out … [Read more...]

Pembroke: Five Vinyl Siding Accessories you MUST have!

By: Allison Q Guido, CS Every vinyl siding job can be either basic or it can have added accessories that will make your house not only look better, function better, but also save you money on your heating and cooling costs. House-wrap. Siding is not water proof so you want to make sure you have a barrier between the siding and your sheathing. The wrap deflects water away from the sheathing, … [Read more...]