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How to fix a shower leak

Nobody likes having a leak in their shower, and figuring out how to fix one can be a hassle. While the process of repairing a leaky shower may be inconvenient, the consequences of not repairing it can be catastrophic. But what if you don’t know how to fix a leak? Or worse, what if you…

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Why is tile so expensive?

Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of having a custom tile shower in your master suite. Or maybe, a subway tile backsplash is exactly what you need to tie your kitchen together. The problem you’re finding is that tile work can cost a lot. But why is tile so expensive? Every year, our team at Lamont Bros.…

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What type of shower pan is best for my bathroom?

If you’re in the process of building or remodeling a bathroom, you probably have a good idea of how you want your shower to look. You’ve probably settled on a size, location, and enclosure material, such as fiberglass, tile, or slab. But there’s one important design feature in a shower that often goes overlooked: the…

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How to build a home recording studio

If you’re like most musicians, you’ve probably dreamed of having a recording studio in your own home. While many might think this dream is out of reach, the reality is that nearly anybody can build a home studio when they have the right help. If you want to learn how to turn your home into…

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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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What are the five levels of drywall finish?

The mark of good drywall installation is that you don’t really notice it’s there. Though it often goes unappreciated, drywall does more than just add a surface covering to your walls. It protects against fire, insulates sound, and increases your home’s energy efficiency. But did you know that there are five different levels of drywall…

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