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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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How and why to add an egress window to your basement

You want to have your basement legally designated as a living space, but to do that, fire safety code requires that you have means of egress in specific areas. Fortunately, adding an egress window or door to an existing basement is a simple and relatively common project. Our team at Lamont Bros. has worked with…

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What is a dormer addition and why do I need one?

Your home may have an attic with plenty of floor space — it might even be a finished attic. The problem is that the pitch of the roof makes it difficult to use any more than a few square feet without having to crouch down. Sound familiar? If so, your attic might need a dormer…

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How to deal with lead paint during a remodel

With enough exposure, lead contamination can pose serious health risks to anyone. While children and pets are the most vulnerable, adults and the elderly can experience lead poisoning, as well. Due to housing booms in the early 1900s, many Portland homes were built during a time when lead paint was the norm. So what should…

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Tree protection laws in Portland: How do they affect my home addition?

If you’re planning on an addition or remodel in your Portland home, you probably already know about the tree protection laws in Portland. Given their restrictions, you might initially think these laws prevent you from being able to build what you want. Fortunately, this isn’t necessarily the case.  As one of Portland’s top remodeling firms,…

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