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Can Downspouts Cause Water Damage to my Home?

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

 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

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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Does a house need a bathtub?

Although used much less frequently than showers, bathtubs are still a standard of the American home. However, not everybody needs or wants a bathtub. During home remodels, many homeowners consider whether or not to keep a bathtub in their house. After all, they take up space, don’t get used often, and require a lot of…

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How to deal with asbestos during a home remodel

If you’ve recently discovered that the home you were hoping to remodel is contaminated with asbestos, don’t give up quite yet. Although remodeling a home with hazardous materials requires extra attention to safety, it’s still possible to transform your home while keeping yourself and your family safe.  Asbestos can indeed be dangerous. That’s why our…

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How does Floor Area Ratio affect my Portland home addition?

A home addition is a great way to increase your available living space without having to move. However, additions also come with their challenges — they’re subject to strict building codes and zoning regulations that restrict what you can and can’t build.  One of those restrictions is called Floor Area Ratio, which has its own…

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