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

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?

 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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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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What type of contractor is best for insurance repair?

Nobody wants to find themself in the position of needing to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. Not only do you need to find a contractor to quickly and effectively repair the damage to your home, but you also have to work with an insurance adjuster to manage the repair costs.  This balancing act can leave…

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