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Can Downspouts Cause Water Damage to my Home?

September 26, 2022

Gutters get a lot of attention, and rightly so. They catch the water that runs off your roof and channels it away. But where does the water go from there? Cue downspouts, the gutter’s underappreciated vertical cousin. In wet climates like ours here in the Portland area, downspouts serve an especially useful purpose. However, incorrectly…

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Can I get a building permit after the work is done? Yes. Here’s how.

September 21, 2022

Getting permits for home improvement projects after the work is completed can be a hassle, but it’s still possible. Whether the work was done by the homeowner or a contractor who neglected to secure the proper permits, unpermitted construction work can negatively affect the value and safety of your home. That’s why you must secure…

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What is the best type of exterior siding for your Portland home?

September 20, 2022

 Due to its wet climate and wide temperature range, the Portland area can present several challenges to the maintenance of your home’s exterior. Finding the right type of exterior siding can help keep maintenance manageable and make your Portland home look great.  As one of the leading remodeling firms in Portland, our team at Lamont…

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Remodel Design Guide: Proposal Meeting

September 13, 2022

You’re exploring the possibility of a home remodel. You’ve reached out to a designer and discussed your hopes and dreams for the project.  Now, you’ll attend a meeting to discuss the next big step in your remodeling journey: signing your design proposal.  Our remodeling team at Lamont Bros. knows that for homeowners, designing a remodel…

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