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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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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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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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What is a Remodel Design Consultant?

Remodeling isn’t something that most people do frequently. Without frequent practice, learning how to navigate the challenges of remodeling can be difficult. As a professional whose job is to help homeowners navigate the process of remodeling, a design consultant plays an important role in turning your current home into your dream home. At Lamont Bros.,…

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